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Old 09-03-2007, 01:02 PM
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Thumbs up Handy Jack

Grove Gear equipped -8's do not lend themselves very well to many of the jacking alternatives out there. I purchased the Handy Jack and am happy to report it works exactly as advertised. Used with a common floor jack, set up is very fast and the wheel is clear of the ground in mere moments.

Simply straddle the Handy Jack over the main wheel assembly, wrap the steel cable around the bottom of the gear leg and back into Handy Jack and you are good to go. ALL JACKED UP! Works great.


http://aviationtechproducts.com/index.html

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Old 09-04-2007, 12:07 AM
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Default This is nice jack

I have seen this jack in action over at my buddy's hanger it was a extemly nice and safe. I will be buying a pair myself
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:11 AM
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Grove Gear equipped -8's do not lend themselves very well to many of the jacking alternatives out there. I purchased the Handy Jack and am happy to report it works exactly as advertised. Used with a common floor jack, set up is very fast and the wheel is clear of the ground in mere moments.
How is the jack cable secured to RVs with tubular gear?
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:45 AM
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I dont get how this works.
More hand holding please.
How about a picture in use?
I tried the website on the original post and no joy.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:47 AM
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Try this:

http://aviationtechproducts.com/html...cs.html#RVJACK

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:49 AM
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OK I found a nice description. I now get it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:05 AM
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Kahuna,

I must have an improved model. Unlike the example in your pics, the nose of my Handy Jack nests inside the cup of the floor jack.

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Old 09-04-2007, 10:14 AM
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Default Yea Baby!

LOVE IT!

Sweet
Simple
Safe

May be the only Mo-better would be more portability. That would be the ultimate. Nice. I find most FBO's jacks are too tall to go under RV wings. Flying X-C away from home base, you some times have a problem getting a lift.

Never dropped a RV off a wing jack but worry about it. This is much better or at least a stressful jacking procedure. At least if something weird happens you will not punch a hole in your wing.
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Grove Gear equipped -8's do not lend themselves very well to many of the jacking alternatives out there. I purchased the Handy Jack and am happy to report it works exactly as advertised. Used with a common floor jack, set up is very fast and the wheel is clear of the ground in mere moments.

Simply straddle the Handy Jack over the main wheel assembly, wrap the steel cable around the bottom of the gear leg and back into Handy Jack and you are good to go. ALL JACKED UP! Works great.


http://aviationtechproducts.com/index.html

Bringing back an old thread because I wanted to see who uses this jack. Wondering how it will work on the -8 because I was looking at the gear leg and had trouble seeing where this would wrap around with the brakes in the way.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:16 AM
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Default Handy Jack

Due to slow sales and really low profit margin we are discontinuing the Handy Jack. I have just one left in stock and once it is gone they are gone. I will keep one for my RV since it has worked perfectly for the past 6 years.
Thanks Alex

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