What Jack Do You Have?

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  1. Nik

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    Hi
    Looking at getting a jack for my Autotrail Delaware just to have in case of a puncture as the vehicle doesn't come with one. What sort/make would you recommend please and what would you use as the jacking points.
    Thanks
    Nik.
     
  2. GJH

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    None. We have AA breakdown.
     
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    The one that came with the van, under the passenger seat.
    Used once in Morocco to get someone else out of trouble..
     
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    Removed the original. Now have proper 6 ton bottle Jack in plastic case that's more than suitable for the job.
     
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    The factory issue jack, but I also carry a 2.4 tonne rated axle stand to prop it up on if I had to.
     
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    None, I am NOT going to change a wheel!
     
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    exactly.... that's what breakdown insurance for..(i'll put the kettle on:))
     
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    5 tonne bottle jack in a nice case from Lidl on one of their specials days.
    Used it a few time last time couple of months back rear tag axle puncture.
    Nice little jack works well reasonable cost and far superior to the one supplied by Hymer which is really not fit for purpose.
     
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    No desire to get a jack or a spare... Ill call recovery... (but I'd secretly like one of those exhaust inflating jacks)
     
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    the kit that came with the van under passenger seat. dont know why i carry it as there is no spare and i would call recovery anyway.
    changing wheels at the road side is not for me on a motorhome. too damn dangerous.
     
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    When I purchased my last MoHo (4 years ago) I purchased a new spare wheel and tyre and a good quality hydraulic jack, the new van has both as standard so if anyone wants one please pm me. The jacking point is fairly obvious to me when looking underneath but I couldn't possibly suggest to another where to safely place the turret of the jack without seeing it.

    (underneath the spring hanger in a position where it can't possibly slip plus a decent axle stand for additional safety).

    I would also add that I would call out breakdown cover if I felt that changing the wheel to be dangerous but at least I have the choice and as I understand it you can't just expect them to turn out if you don't at least have a spare, but I'm quite sure I will be corrected on this one.
     
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    I don't think there's a problem if your van was never fitted with a spare.
     
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    I carry a 4 ton bottle jack and the standard scissor jack. I needed both last month. The bottle jack lifts the wheel off the ground and the scissor jack lifts the body to allow rear wheel removal.

    Boy are those wheels bloody heavy:rolleyes:
     
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    another vote for recovery call out, but have also just fitted E + P levelling rams, possibly the ultimate jack, albeit on the expensive side maybe :D
     
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    I bought an 8 tonne hydraulic jack after trying to lift the van with the standard scissors jack failing miserably as it was too far away to be able to turn the handle properly. I did weld a cup bracket on top of the piston as there was NO WAY I was working on a vehicle just balanced on the piston tip. I did need it a couple of weeks ago going to Stafford show and the dress rehearsal I did at home showed it was worth it. Spares and jacks beat pumps and Glop everytime but the wheels do weigh a bit.
     
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    I've just got the standard jacks but as a PVC that should be well up to the job. If I ever need to change a tyre and it isn't raining I might even put it by the wheel for the RAC chap...
     
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    5 ton bottle jack, a pair of 5 ton axle stands, the standard Fiat jack and tools, a Britool torque wrench and a substantial bag of other tools and spares. Autotrail provide a spare wheel so I can do it myself rather than wait around for the recovery services.
     
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    I've got a selection of jacks. The oldest is still the easiest to use, an exhaust driven air bag jack, its so easy to use. The Sprinter that we have carries its own bottle jack, these often find their way onto ebay & that's because they are so very very good. I also have a 3 tonne rocketlift jack. This one is only ever used at home if I'm doing some work on any one of our vehicles. Common sense applies, always use an axle stand. It makes sense to carry a jack as you might have no phone signal or might have come to a halt in a dangerous position on the road & this might harm you or other road users. It makes sense to get mobile as quickly as possible.
     
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    Recovery is great and we have the top cover. But sometimes it's quicker and easier to change a wheel ??
     
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    The only Jack we carry is Mr Daniels !!!
     
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