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johnhicks

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Posted: 05/17/20 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A couple of years ago a hydraulic hose to a jack on my DP burst; the back end came down hard and bounced. Although one probably wouldn't have been crushed that would definitely have hurt.


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Posted: 05/20/20 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And more info:


https://jalopnik.com/dont-trust-your-life-to-these-jack-stands-1843546730

The same stands are sold with other brands at Amazon etc.

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Posted: 05/20/20 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One thing important to remember about jack stands is that high quality and older American made jack stands were rated as EACH. In other words a jack stand that said it had a 3 ton rating would actually hold up 3 tons.
Now, most of the new jack stands, and especially any foreign made jack stands, are rated as PAIRS. This means that when they say 3 ton capacity that means that each jack stand will only support 1 1/2 tons. Be sure that you check to see how your jack stands are rated and it is always a good idea to use stands that are rated at TWICE the capacity that you think your vehicle weighs.

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Posted: 05/20/20 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had a line burst once and the MH roll of the jacks several times in unlevel campsites and even in my drive way. I now use wheel chocks to block the wheels and oak blocks under the chassis when working in my driveway. On the road if I have to crawl underneath I will use the hyd jacks to raise the MH several ins only for added clearance. I have had a lot of auto park problems over the years.

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