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Anybody out there come across a nice tall lightweight jack stand for the trail? Extra credit for a folding version. Mine are pretty heavy and take up a bunch of space. It'd be cool to see a different approach.
 

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how about something like this?

http://www.asedeals.com/jackstands.html

doesnt look too light, but it folds and is a 12 ton
umm shipping wieght is 86lbs :D

it was jsut first thing that popped up after googling 'folding jack stand'
 

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unfortunately, that thread is over a year old and they don't have it listed for sale on their site
the end of the thread says they MIGHT make them, evidently they didnt...
 

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unfortunately, that thread is over a year old and they don't have it listed for sale on their site
the end of the thread says they MIGHT make them, evidently they didnt...
Damnit!
 

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I've always used the spare.
 

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Have you ever considered an onboard air compressor and bags instead of a jack?
ummm we're talking about a jack stand not a jack
using an airbag for a jack, I would definitely want a jack stand under the vehicle before I climbed under it
 

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ummm we're talking about a jack stand not a jack
using an airbag for a jack, I would definitely want a jack stand under the vehicle before I climbed under it
His question was.

Anybody out there come across a nice tall lightweight jack stand for the trail?
Now I understand he said jack stand but he wants it for trail use.




Now this example actually works from the vehicles exhaust and to me it looks like it has a lot more surface area holding up your vehicle than a jack stand would.
 

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umm
I think we're still having a definition issue here
we're not talking about lifting it up, we're talking about keeping it up (insert viagra joke here:laughing:)

a jack stand is a safety device to hold the vehicle up in the event of a jack failure (or air bag pop)
I still use some kind of jack stand under the vehicle before I crawl under it on the trail, whether its a rock, a spare tire, log whatever.
Something to keep my head from going 'pop' if the jack slips or detonates and drops a jeep on me.
standard jack stands are big n heavy and clumsy, thus the search for a foldaway, lightweight unit
 

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I think we're still having a definition issue here
we're not talking about lifting it up, we're talking about keeping it up (insert viagra joke here:laughing:)

a jack stand is a safety device to hold the vehicle up in the event of a jack failure (or air bag pop)
I still use some kind of jack stand under the vehicle before I crawl under it on the trail, whether its a rock, a spare tire, log whatever.
Something to keep my head from going 'pop' if the jack slips or detonates and drops a jeep on me.
standard jack stands are big n heavy and clumsy, thus the search for a foldaway, lightweight unit
There was no definition issue. I offered the idea of the bag as an alternative to the jack stand. A jack stand on the trail where the ground is uneven or soft can slip out and drop the vehicle just like a jack or the dreaded bag pop. In fact, it's probably more likely that the jack stand will slip than it is that the bag will pop. But I understand that this forum is like so many others. Loaded with guys that are just looking for something to argue about because they have no life.
 

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But I understand that this forum is like so many others. Loaded with guys that are just looking for something to argue about because they have no life.
umm,
wanna read everything from post#1 on, think about it for a sec and then edit your little personal jab there sparky?

If you're comfortable putting an airbag on some sharp shale or broken granite (not the nice, pretty, soft grass shown in the pic), lifting a jeep up with it and then sticking your body under it to beat a diff cover back into shape with nothing else to hold it up, go for it!
 

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if you look around (try smileys racing products or anything racing) you can find billet aluminum ones... we have a set of four for our race car... they arent the tripod ones just a round base... but they are VERY lightweight and compact... very sturdy too never had anyprobolems with them... we use them in the dirt and mud in the pits (circle dirt track racecars) and are amazing!!!
 

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There was no definition issue. I offered the idea of the bag as an alternative to the jack stand. A jack stand on the trail where the ground is uneven or soft can slip out and drop the vehicle just like a jack or the dreaded bag pop. In fact, it's probably more likely that the jack stand will slip than it is that the bag will pop. But I understand that this forum is like so many others. Loaded with guys that are just looking for something to argue about because they have no life.
A little testy aren't we.:shaking:
 

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What the hell is wrong with the forum this week. :shaking::shaking::shaking:

I use a tire as well....but I like the idea of that folding stand.

Oh, and there is no way in hell I would trust my life to a bag of air.
 

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Oh, and there is no way in hell I would trust my life to a bag of air.
X2 I have one and would not even consider getting under the vehicle with just that there. It is a jack, not a jack stand.

You can just about always find some solid level ground nearby that you can drag the injured vehicle to to use jack stands.

I have them in a buddies pickup at the trail head, as anytime jack stands are needed I resign myself to spending sometime sorting out the problem. That works great in Texas where the trail head is usually not far away, but for those out West where you can be hours away from the trail head, it would not be a very good idea.
 

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I have seen heavy duty lifting bags used on fire rescue scenes blow out so trusting my melon or other precious body parts to that bag is OUT of the question!

I don't even fully trust jack stands and put a tire under the frame for the extra protection.

And to me, reading this post, that air bag thing is exactly that, a lifting device. The jack stand is a supporting device.

Apples and oranges here people.
 

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Call me old school, i use the tire wedged under the frame.
 

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My tires are nowhere near wide enough to do me much good under the frame, and I like my rims too much to rest an axle on them. I don't bother with jack stands to change a wheel, but to work on a axle or something I want the axle supported, preferably on jack stands.
 
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