Too many times I've thought I was prepared for an emergency but discovered I really wasn't. Glad I did this at home and realized the sizzor jack I had decided to use is not adequate as it comes.
True that we don't need to use a jack every day, hopefully never.
But when we do need a jack, we likely won't be in the best of moods and don't need any more aggrevation.
The trailer not likely to roll during a tire change, because it either is
or can be
attached to the TV. Also the front jack can be lowered to the ground.
When lifting the side, the angle is changing a little.
I like simplicity. That leaves 3 basic choices.
A floor jack is stable and quick and first chioce for operation, IF it can roll
. On soft or rough ground, rolling can be a problem. It is also fairly large and heavy for something that may never be used while on a camping trip.
Sizzor jack is a real hassle for something this heavy.
Bottle jack is quick and fairly easy, with a reasonable weight
and size, but the top of the plunger screw is small and could slip off the narrow frame as it tilts.This could result in injury or the jack plunger going through the floor of the camper.
How about a piece of steel channel or cup be bolted or welded to the frame to recieve the plunger and hold it more steady, so it can't slip.
Thoughts or Ideas?