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Old 08-25-2019, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question Bottle Jack and accessories

Hi

I started the following thread 3 years ago: Jack Recommendations

After reading this threads multiple suggestions, I am finally getting around to actually honestly seriously purchasing a bottle jack. Need feedback before I purchase.

I have been looking a SafeJacks, since that was the most recommended site.

Specifically, I am considering purchasing this pricy kit and base plate $218:
Starter Bottle Jack Recovery Kit with 6 ton bottle jack

Bottle Jack - 4 to 6 ton -- Enough to lift fully loaded Sportsmobile Van:
The following bottle jack is provided by this kit, however, are there better ones in quality and price?:
Omega 6 Ton Bottle Jack

Jack Accessories
Since the stock jack that is provided by Ford E250 Sportsmobile does not provide any jack accessories as are provided by the SafeJack Kit (Flat Jack Pad, Universal Pad, Jack Extension), then would anyone recommend any of these accessories?
3 Piece Starter Pack

Base Plate -- Assure offroad tire changes:
Universal Bottle Jack Base

Thank you
Appreciate this forum's feedback
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:26 PM   #2
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Depends on your style of outdoorsy. I'm still mostly a pavement pounder so the factory jack with a 2 ton floor jack, a few wood blocks and campsite levelers will get me out of anything I'd be up against. YMMV
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Is your van 4x4, lifted, or otherwise higher than standard height?
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I lift My e250 with 33s and a 4in lift using the stock jack and a wood block. I just had all 4 wheels off the ground on a dirt road with no problems. A hydraulic jack would probably pump up easier than the stock Jack goes up, but the stocker does the job, and it's probably lighter than most alternatives.
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My 6 ton bottle jack came from the auto parts store. Then I pieced a kit together from the individual components from Safe Jack. The carrying bag came from Home Depot.

Initial Safe Jack components
Screw collar
3 extension
6 extension
Flat jack pad
3 universal lift pad - this one fits around the rear axel but not the front.

Added these later.
5 universal lift pad - needed this to fit around the front TTB arm on the Agile Off Road 4x4 upgrade.
Universal bottle jack base plate

Their stuff is very well made.
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It is seriously really hard to beat this set up for our rigs:
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ter-19777.html

How much do you want to carry?
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Is your van 4x4, lifted, or otherwise higher than standard height?
No, the Sportsmobile PopTop is set upon a standard Ford E 250 van (not 4x4 nor lifted).

Thanks for your reply.
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It is seriously really hard to beat this set up for our rigs:
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ter-19777.html

How much do you want to carry?
My focus is to be self-sufficient when stuck in rutty and possible soft dirt roads.

I would prefer to carry the minimal amount but not regretful of not carrying enough.

Are you referring to this jack: Off Road Scissor Jack w/ Axle & Frame Adaptor

Is this worth the price of $340?
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My 6 ton bottle jack came from the auto parts store. Then I pieced a kit together from the individual components from Safe Jack. The carrying bag came from Home Depot.

Initial Safe Jack components
Screw collar
3 extension
6 extension
Flat jack pad
3 universal lift pad - this one fits around the rear axel but not the front.

Added these later.
5 universal lift pad - needed this to fit around the front TTB arm on the Agile Off Road 4x4 upgrade.
Universal bottle jack base plate

Their stuff is very well made.
Thanks for your reply

I am very curious of your final jack configuration.
  1. What is your 6 ton bottle jack and why did you not buy Safe Jack's Omega 6 Ton Bottle Jack?
  2. Have you found any your purchased jack accessories unnecessary?
  3. Would you recommend getting both 6 Ton 3" Universal Lift Pad and 6 Ton 5" Universal Lift Pad
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I lift My e250 with 33s and a 4in lift using the stock jack and a wood block. I just had all 4 wheels off the ground on a dirt road with no problems. A hydraulic jack would probably pump up easier than the stock Jack goes up, but the stocker does the job, and it's probably lighter than most alternatives.
Thanks for your response.
  1. So from your experience, you are comfortable for off-road tire changes using the stock 2 ton jack on a woodblock? Several contributors to this forum recommended replacing it with a stronger (3 to 6 ton) bottle jack for a fully loaded SM with gear and supplies.
  2. Recommend any accessories? Universal Lift Pad, Flat Pad, or Extender. For example, Safe Jack jack accessories Pack
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