Stuff that goes in your Chinook but isnt really part of your Chinook.
November 2nd, 2017, 7:26 pm
I got one of these jacks. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GJ ... UTF8&psc=1
Very well made and fits in the rear compartment.
November 3rd, 2017, 1:08 pm
That looks like a great set up.
If anyone has the time to post it I'd love to see some photos of where you should place the jack, especially in the rear, so there's no damage to the chassis.
November 3rd, 2017, 1:24 pm
I use that exact jack, except it's 3 ton instead of 6000 lbs. LOL, and was about half that price. Not sure what happened. Check Home Depot.
Paul, I'd post a pic but I'm in Hawaii right now and the Chinook couldn't come with. Anywhere near the leaf spring under the axle tube is fine. For the front, there are two little Frankenstein posts. Not sure, but I think the Econoline manual shows where Ford suggests jacking points.
November 3rd, 2017, 6:01 pm
Scott, isn't 6000# the same as 3 tons? Is this what you have? I don't see that big of a difference, but they are different model, and look not exactly the same.https://www.amazon.com/Powerbuilt-64091 ... B003ULZGFU
November 7th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Thanks, Scott. Will have to do a dry run in the driveway so I at least know I can get a bad tire off the rig.
Have fun in Hawaii!
November 7th, 2017, 5:15 pm
I saw those two different-but-so-similar-looking jacks on Amazon too. Maybe the mfgr's page would shed some light; I'm not sure I want a combo so I haven't gone to look yet.
A dry run is a great idea. One mini-tip: Since I got a dedicated breaker bar and a torque wrench, I didn't really need the stock "crowbar" style lug wrench. Almost ditched it. But, I did find a really good use for it. So I've got the rig jacked up juuuuust far enough to remove and replace a fully inflated tire. I go to put the spare on, and dang, that inch or so you have to lift it up (AND line up the lugs) is brutal. But put that "crowbar's" flat tip under the tire and lever* it up and oooh, almost easy! Controlled too. I like.
Oh, and if you run the simulators, you may want a socket for the two holder-onner lug nuts as well. IIRC, that's 1-1/8" (but I can't remember for sure). I never really liked that little mini-wrench they give you (and then I think you remove the little chrome caps?). I just use the socket and remove them as one unit.
*Well, it's kind of a reverse lever, because you lift the crowbar; but it still uses leverage.
November 7th, 2017, 7:31 pm
I am getting a pair of the combo jack later this week when I have time to drive to the trailer store. They are like $40 each. Maybe I will get just one, and get a pair of regular jack stand, but I think it is more versatile if I get a pair... I will just bring one with me in the Chinook, the other one will be for the garage. Good idea, or I should just get one?
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