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Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 26 Mar 2018, 20:22

Hello

Can anyone recommend a small (bottle) jack to keep in the van just in case I get a flat

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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby itchyfeet » 26 Mar 2018, 20:24

whatever you get make sure it fits under when the tyre is flat, I carried a jack for years that would havd been useless, lucky I never got a flat.
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby R0B » 26 Mar 2018, 20:39

Get yourself an original van jack Keith.Loads better than a bottle jack mate.Im sure you can find somewhere to stash it.
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby Winchweight » 26 Mar 2018, 21:44

Sealey 6T High Lift telescopic bottle jack off ebay.
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby rollercoaster » 26 Mar 2018, 22:04

Great question!
And the rest of the kit please.

Recently when I finally managed to raise the punctured wheel,
a couple of the nuts were so tight they twisted a good four pronged wheel brace.
Only a lot of hammering finally cracked them.
After lots of sweating in wind and torrential rain in a very awkward spot..
and having to go off to get tools and stuff..
I remembered that is why I have AA membership.
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby itchyfeet » 27 Mar 2018, 06:27

rollercoaster wrote:Great question!
And the rest of the kit please.

Recently when I finally managed to raise the punctured wheel,
a couple of the nuts were so tight they twisted a good four pronged wheel brace.
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good point I have a 2 foot breaker bar and 19mm socket always in the van, not expensive.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEILSEN-POWE ... Sw-29ZP-kP
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 27 Mar 2018, 07:28

R0B wrote:Get yourself an original van jack Keith.Loads better than a bottle jack mate.Im sure you can find somewhere to stash it.


I have never seen any original syncro jacks for sale....
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 27 Mar 2018, 07:28

rollercoaster wrote:Great question!
And the rest of the kit please.

Recently when I finally managed to raise the punctured wheel,
a couple of the nuts were so tight they twisted a good four pronged wheel brace.
Only a lot of hammering finally cracked them.
After lots of sweating in wind and torrential rain in a very awkward spot..
and having to go off to get tools and stuff..
I remembered that is why I have AA membership.


also got a decent 19mm socket and you can use the table leg if stuck :mrgreen:
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby bene » 27 Mar 2018, 08:47

These are great keith -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Spr ... Swqjpar8XA

I actually have an original jack in the cellar... i can only assume it is for a syncro as i have never owned a 2WD T3. I will try and remember to dig it out and take a look...
although it might be for a late bay. who knows!
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 27 Mar 2018, 10:07

bene wrote:These are great keith -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Spr ... Swqjpar8XA

I actually have an original jack in the cellar... i can only assume it is for a syncro as i have never owned a 2WD T3. I will try and remember to dig it out and take a look...
although it might be for a late bay. who knows!
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is this what your carrying in the van Bene?
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby bene » 27 Mar 2018, 11:38

Yes matey, its a great little jack... although not tiny or light but small enough.
I am also thinking of taking a hi-lift but man they scare me (as they should).

I am hoping that there will be another 'recovery workshop' at Syncropendance as it was really really useful. Simon (toomanytoys) did a great job, with help from others.
If it does happen, i will film it this year.
I might start another thread on this subject as this isnt the place for recovery talk... sorry got away with myself there.
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 27 Mar 2018, 11:42

bene wrote:Yes matey, its a great little jack... although not tiny or light but small enough.
I am also thinking of taking a hi-lift but man they scare me (as they should).

I am hoping that there will be another 'recovery workshop' at Syncropendance as it was really really useful. Simon (toomanytoys) did a great job, with help from others.
If it does happen, i will film it this year.
I might start another thread on this subject as this isnt the place for recovery talk... sorry got away with myself there.


no top idea I need to learn how to use the van and the hi-lift ebay bargain thats sat in the garage :)
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby Jim San » 27 Mar 2018, 11:56

Bought one of these about 3 weeks ago.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/hilka-pro-cr ... jack/90276

Keep meaning to physically try it out, tonnage is ok, lift is ok in theory but i'm betting on needing a good chuck of wood to slip under it before the wheels will actually clear the ground.

It's light and lives in a box that will fit anywhere in the van easily, I can't be bothered with hauling around one of those bleedin farm jacks that weigh a ton and take up so much space

Have also got a airbag jack but after playing around with one at Syncropendance, it's clearly a 2 person job.
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 27 Mar 2018, 11:59

Jim San wrote:Bought one of these about 3 weeks ago.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/hilka-pro-cr ... jack/90276

Keep meaning to physically try it out, tonnage is ok, lift is ok in theory but i'm betting on needing a good chuck of wood to slip under it before the wheels will actually clear the ground.

It's light and lives in a box that will fit anywhere in the van easily, I can't be bothered with hauling around one of those bleedin farm jacks that weigh a ton and take up so much space

Have also got a airbag jack but after playing around with one at Syncropendance, it's clearly a 2 person job.


I like that its in a box Im thinking mine could live behind the rear light cluster which is dead space, let me know how you get on with it Jim :mrgreen:
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Re: Small (bottle) jack to keep in the van

Postby irishkeet » 27 Mar 2018, 12:02

I had the van weighed today with the compressor fridge in it and a full tank of fuel, it came in at 2080kg

also got the back weighed by just driving halfway off the ramp, the couldn't record this for me but allowed me to look at the screen, this was 1100kg
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