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    • #67283

      Some options are floor-type, scissors, bottle and probably many others. I’m trying to come up the easiest solution for dealing with a flat tire on a dirt road, for example, with uneven terrain. My f450 and NL camper weigh 14k lbs, so it has to be stout as well as relatively easy to use. What say you?

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      Kevin MacAfee

      If you have the space, one of the high lift floor jacks from Pro Eagle or Harbor Freight would be ideal. For my 10k truck/camper, I have a 6 ton bottle jack along with jack extensions from Safe Jack and that works very well. I also carry some 2×6 boards to place under the jack for stability and have used it on a number of surfaces.

      I’ve also used the ubiquitous high lift jack but they are a pain to store and dangerous if not used correctly. I have one of the Australian air jacks that you fill with the truck’s exhaust and it works very well but when collapsed, is the diameter of a tire so storage is an issue. It’s very safe and can be used on a variety of surfaces but if the vehicle won’t run, it’s useless.

      Hope this helps.

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      Stephen Parsons

      I have a similar truck and a NL 10.2, and I don’t take my rig into the extreme stuff. For the kind of terrain you mentioned, a SafeJack 8 ton is more than sufficient. Do bring wood for a larger base area.

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