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Old 01-17-2013, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Voodoo View Post
I guess things weigh differently in Canada (sun angle, gravitational force, maple syrup ratio, or some such thing), but my Craftsman $19.99 2 ton bottle jack somehow manages to lift my boat and trailer, which have a combined weight of 2700 lbs -- it's a mystery to me, eh.

Must be the maple syrup.
Yes, after-market bottle jacks come in various sizes and capacities and certainly a 2-ton jack might work. I know however that the OEM one that comes with my Yukon really works hard to lift my boat trailer axle and is a total loss with my travel trailer. Maybe some factory ones are sturdy -- mine is just wimpy.
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