Inexpensive Scissor Jack Source

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Inexpensive Scissor Jack Source

Postby James Hickox » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:43 am

Hello All,

I have been looking for an inexpensive scissor jack for the trailer. I have tried the local salvage yard ($20.00 and you find them!), Harbor Freight (Too Big), and the local parts store ($25.00--still too much).

On a whelm, I went through the automotive section of Wally World (Wal-mart to you yankees) and I found GM Goodwrench 1.5 ton scissor jacks model number GM7501. These go from 4 1/8 inches to a max of 15 1/8 inches high.

Now for the best part: The cost if $12.84 each!!!

Just got two for now until I work out all the details.
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Postby starleen2 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:38 pm

Yeh buddddy. I have two for our camper. They work really well. I went through the same search and lo and behold, the search ended at …. Yep… Wal- mart. With a lightweight trailer, you can twist them by hand without the crank rod. Great levelers.
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Postby Alphacarina » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:42 pm

I went with a pair of these jack type stabilizers from Northern

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200307337_200307337

They're $20 each, but they bolt or weld on and they fold up out of sight when you're travelling down the road

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Postby nikwax » Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:48 pm

I have a set of four of these


I like that they are aluminum (lightweight, won't rust) and they break down for easy storage.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:53 pm

nikwax wrote:I have a set of four of these


I like that they are aluminum (lightweight, won't rust) and they break down for easy storage.

I bought a pair of those and in the garage on cement they seemed to pitch when I rocked the TD :( . That top nut is just sitting in the stand. Took them back to Fred Meyer. Danny
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Postby signs » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:27 am

Found this one in a new tool catalog I got today.....

http://www.grizzly.com/products/searchr ... submit.y=6


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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:00 am

signs wrote:Found this one in a new tool catalog I got today.....

http://www.grizzly.com/products/searchr ... submit.y=6


Jay

Thanks for posting the Grizzly catalog :thumbsup: . I found this ATV/Motorcycle Lift that could work out for an adjustable work bench for me. Bellingham isn't that far away :D Danny
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Postby davefullmer » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:49 pm

I have a question for you veteran TD users.

Is 2 stabilizers on the rear along with the front stand sufficient or do you find that the front needs it's own pair under each corner?

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:52 pm

We have two stabilizers on the rear and a wheeled tongue stand We have only used the stabilizers once maybe twice. We just block the wheels and everything is great. I think their over rated. :D Danny
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Postby len19070 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:47 am

davefullmer wrote:I have a question for you veteran TD users.

Is 2 stabilizers on the rear along with the front stand sufficient or do you find that the front needs it's own pair under each corner?

Dave


I only have 2 stabilizers in the rear and a tongue Jack on my tear. And like lots of others, unless I'm in a really "hilly" area I seldom use the rear stabilizers.

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Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:40 am

For the standard lay down only teardrop, you really don't need much in the way of stabilizers. And that depends partially too, on the stiffness of the springs, and how much you want to avoid rocking the teardrop when you roll over at night.

Now a standy is a totally different matter. I just installed two BAL stabilizers on the rear (pictures coming) and if Chell wants more, than I'll install two more on the front.

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Re: Inexpensive Scissor Jack Source

Postby cuyeda » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:51 pm

James Hickox wrote:Hello All,

Harbor Freight (Too Big), and the local parts store ($25.00--still too much).

On a whelm, I went through the automotive section of Wally World (Wal-mart to you yankees) and I found GM Goodwrench 1.5 ton scissor jacks model number GM7501. These go from 4 1/8 inches to a max of 15 1/8 inches high.

Now for the best part: The cost if $12.84 each!!!


James,

Can you give us a comparison of both the Walmart, and the Harbor Freight. Does the Walmart item have a crank shaft included. How much bigger is the Harbor Freight. I will eventually get to both stores to evaluate it myself.
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