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Old 10-29-2019, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Best jack for pleasurway rv

Looking to upgrade from small bottle jack.
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:37 AM   #2
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You need a three stage bottle jack. One that can get under the axle with a flat tire yet lift high enough to clear the ground with an inflated tire. The model I have is no longer offered but memory says it is 5.5” minimum. I’ll look on the Northern Tool website and post if I find a candidate.
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Looking to upgrade from small bottle jack.
If you have a PW on a Mercedes chassis the bottle jack is a good quality and compact. I have had the opportunity to use one to change a tire road side for another owner and found the jack to be of good quality and very secure as the jack points are "round tubes" that the cradle of the jack fit perfectly.

No experience with other PW chassis, ford, dodge, promaster or chev.

That said, I use a high quality rolling floor jack when doing tire/suspension/brake work on my 17 PW Plateau TS. I have a 4 post lift that I use for other mechanical work but unfortunately the PW won't fit into that garage. Next year I'm building a larger shop and that will be remedied.
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My best jack is called AAA.

I couldn't change a tire on a Mercedes van now if I had to.
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My best jack is called AAA.

I couldn't change a tire on a Mercedes van now if I had to.
BS, you would figure out how to do it, but smart move to use a cell phone which is why you would have figured it out!

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BS, you would figure out how to do it, but smart move to use a cell phone which is why you would have figured it out!

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Bud, I don't even have a spare tire to change. In excess of over 200,000 miles, I think I made a calculated decision and if it ever happens I am not going to attempt to change a tire on a Sprinter van. I haven't been overly cautious as I have driven in a 49 states, all Canadian provinces, gone to Alaska and back, and drove the gravel (around 90 miles) On Top of the World highway in the Yukon from the Alaska border to Dawson, Yukon.

OK, knock on wood.
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I'll never understand why there is so much discussion about spare tires. I got rid of mine, 08 Lexor TS, and the huge cover holding the spare on the back. If I were to get a flat, I would pick up the phone and have someone come out and take care of it. All JMHO, so please don't blast me. I do understand it's different for those traveling in remote areas, but I've traveled all over the country and if I did have a flat, my solution would have worked 100% of the time.
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