I would dump the bottle jack and take a good, old, any position scissors jack. Scissors jacks collapse to a much smaller height and hydraulic jacks tend to be fussy about being used in any position except vertical.
I also would like to reiterate the bearing issue. I bought a panel truck from an auto dealer. Drove it around happily including the expressway. Then took it to my mechanic for oil change and inspections. He asked about the front wheel bearings. I agreed they should be looked at. THEY CAME OUT IN PIECES IN HIS HAND. My God if they would have seized on the Xway, I wouldn't be writing this post.
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