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Bottle jacks
What is the consensus of using harbor freight 20 ton bottle jack good or bad.

Re: Bottle jacks
Reply #1
OK with proper safety stands before you do ANYTHING.

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Reply #2
OK with proper safety stands before you do ANYTHING.

  Small correction,  Brett.
No matter what brand jack:
Stands before wrenches!

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  Small correction,  Brett.
No matter what brand jack:
Stands before wrenches!
I am confident that's exactly what Brett meant!

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Thay work just fine, if you have air try the air one.

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Reply #5
I am confident that's exactly what Brett meant!

Never assume a typed comment is 100% understood.

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Reply #6
My air assisted HF 20 ton is a godsend. Nice to be out from under the coach when you raise it, the pucker factor would be huge if under the coach and pumping the handle of the non air version.
I always get that smashed like a bug feeling.

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Reply #7
Any kind of jack is for lifting or for a controlled lowering but not supporting.  Use jack stands suitable for the weight for safety.

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Reply #8
Going to use 4x6 to block up while doing slide pins

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Reply #9
I carry a 20 ton bottle jack all of the time when on the road.  I have gotten into situations  when a leveler will get pushed down into the dirt and will not raise it's self out of the hole.  some times you can use the other side jack to get the...

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What is the consensus of using harbor freight 20 ton bottle jack good or bad.
I bought one a couple of years ago, 20 ton from H.F. used it several times, for occasional use its OK, no leaks and...

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What is the consensus of using harbor freight 20 ton bottle jack good or bad.
Good, but carry some 1' squares of plywood to place under the jack.  Also while you're there purchase a pair of 20...

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Reply #12
Going to use 4x6 to block up while doing slide pins
If you are talking about using 4"x 6" wood blocks for "safety stands" to insert next to the air bags with the suspension fully raised, you may...

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Reply #13
Was only using wood blocks for axle when tires off doing slide pins. I have 4 of the harbor freight tubes for other things. Thanks for all the imput about jacks and safety issues.

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Reply #14
HF air/manual operated bottle jacks are great. Naturally, there should be rated safety stands or safety tubes, depending on what is going to be lifted. Best if an adapter from the jack to the lifting point is made so the coach is not damaged and...

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Reply #15
On sale now hf 20 ton air 89.99.