Jack type for SCAMP - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-02-2021, 02:40 PM   #1
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Jack type for SCAMP

We have a 2016 ft Scamp. What is best to carry for a jack in case we need to change a tire? Our Toyota Tacom has a bottle type jack that seems to elevate to 13 or 14 inches. Similiar light weight jacks seem to elevate about the same. I measured 15 - 17 inches from the ground to the frame of the SCAMP. Figure I need a couple of more inches to raise the tire off the ground.

It can't be that hard? What are your recomendations on jacks?
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Old 10-02-2021, 03:01 PM   #2
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I carry a scissors jack. Our problem is the opposite: the bottle-style screw jack in our tow vehicle is too tall to fit under the Scamp frame whan the tire is flat.

Whatever you use, test it out at home to make sure (1) it is short enough when retracted to fit under the frame when a tire is flat, and (2) it is tall enough when extended to get a fully inflated tire on and off the hub. A bit of margin on both ends is helpful because the ground isn't always flat and level.
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:09 PM   #3
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Why not just use a couple of your leveling blocks and the jack from your TV.
OR carry a 8-10" chunk of 4X4.(on its side)
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Old 10-03-2021, 10:12 AM   #4
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On my '78' Terry Trailer I had flat in a bad spot. I had to use a scissor jack to get it up and a bottle jack on blocks to raise it high enough to put the spare on. Carry both if you are going to be away from services. It's a small amount of extra weight.
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