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Old 03-14-2014, 09:42 PM   #15
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Its about a jack to change a tire. And hold the Coke for Pam.
In that case I carry a bottle jack laid in the spare which is in the well under the floor of our CRV. The CRV has an outside mounted spare. Have not yet had to change a tire on the road. For the lug nuts I carry a 1/2" drive breaker bar and deep sockets. At home I use one of my floor jacks.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:49 PM   #16
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Well, then, give me the Jack and I'll hire someone to change my tire....

And since I tote the scissor jacks, I guess that would be what the tow driver would have to use.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:57 PM   #17
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First thing that comes to mind is Jack & Coke and the campfire, second is which jack does everyone use, scissor or bottle?
We used an automotive scissors jack mounted to the frame, just behind each wheel.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:31 PM   #18
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Scamp actually states in their owners manual that you should only raise the wheels off the ground by placing a jack on one of the the two main tubed beams. With the jack placed either close to the axle or toward the rear of the trailer. The bal stabilizers they have on the rear bumper of the trailer and not to be used to jack up the trailer only to stabilize it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:55 AM   #19
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Scamp actually states in their owners manual that you should only raise the wheels off the ground by placing a jack on one of the the two main tubed beams. With the jack placed either close to the axle or toward the rear of the trailer. The bal stabilizers they have on the rear bumper of the trailer and not to be used to jack up the trailer only to stabilize it.

I believe the stabilizers that the Scamp Owner's Manual refers to are manufactured by Atwood and are bumper mounted. The BAL stabilizers both Floyd and I refer to are retrofits so Scamp has NO recommendations concerning them. Mine (BAL C Jacks) are bolted to a piece of square tubing welded across the two main frame tubes from side to side, and they can provide lift as well as stabilize far better than the stabilizers Scamp provides.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:11 AM   #20
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Floor jack at home. On the road, I have the tow scissor jack and a bottle jack-and wheel chocks. Also carry a cross-frame lug wrench.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:10 AM   #21
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I believe the stabilizers that the Scamp Owner's Manual refers to are manufactured by Atwood and are bumper mounted. The BAL stabilizers both Floyd and I refer to are retrofits so Scamp has NO recommendations concerning them.
Correct, just throwing the comment re Scamps bumper stabilizers out there as we have a few folks here new to Scamps who may not be aware they are not to be used for jacking up the trailer in case they thought it could be done after having seen yours and Floyd's set up.
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This brings back the question of is it a good idea to jack up a trailer when it is supported at the extreme ends, tongue jack and rear jack/stabilizer. Makes no difference to me what others do but it's not the way I would jack up my trailer to change a tire.
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This brings back the question of is it a good idea to jack up a trailer when it is supported at the extreme ends, tongue jack and rear jack/stabilizer. Makes no difference to me what others do but it's not the way I would jack up my trailer to change a tire.
Mine neither. In my time here there have been reports of twisted/bent frames due to the trailer having been jacked up that way.
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First thing that comes to mind is Jack & Coke
First thing that came to MY mind when I saw the threadtitle was:

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I use an aluminum floor jack.

I don't do it for changing the tire, but mine has sat for months supported on the ends, with no trouble.

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I also jack it up by the axle, I'm a rebel.
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Never cared for JD, jack and lisinopril closer to the mark these days.

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That old white lightnin and that bathtub gin.
Stuff like that'll make a dead man grin."

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JD neat for me too. Nothing shall taint that sweet nectar near my lips.

I have lots of different jacks, but the tow's scissor jack is the one I usually go to. They are light adequately do the job, and are easy to use.
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First thing that came to MY mind when I saw the threadtitle was:
Yeah, but after I started reading this thread, the oft used phrase"Who knows Jack ..." came to mind.
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