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Old February 14th 11, 03:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
harry pleavin
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Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


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Old February 15th 11, 04:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lunar475
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On Feb 14, 4:28*pm, "Harry Pleavin"
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Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


Don't know - we have this http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html
Fantastic piece of kit, several friends now have them having seen ours
and are equally impressed.
Ususl disclaimers.
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Old February 15th 11, 07:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
harry pleavin
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Now that is neat! Would you have to drill through the chassis though?
"Lunar475" wrote in message
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On Feb 14, 4:28 pm, "Harry Pleavin"
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Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


Don't know - we have this http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html
Fantastic piece of kit, several friends now have them having seen ours
and are equally impressed.
Ususl disclaimers.


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Old February 15th 11, 07:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lunar475
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On Feb 15, 8:12*pm, "Harry Pleavin"
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Now that is neat! Would you have to drill through the chassis though?"Lunar475" wrote in message

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On Feb 14, 4:28 pm, "Harry Pleavin"
wrote:

Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


Don't know - we have thishttp://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html
Fantastic piece of kit, several friends now have them having seen ours
and are equally impressed.
Ususl disclaimers.


Certainly not on an Alko - not sure about any others. This page gives
details of what it will fit on Alco and BPW chassis.
http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Faq.html
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Old February 15th 11, 07:45 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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In message , Harry Pleavin
writes
Now that is neat! Would you have to drill through the chassis though?
"Lunar475" wrote in message
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On Feb 14, 4:28 pm, "Harry Pleavin"
wrote:
Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


Don't know - we have this http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html
Fantastic piece of kit, several friends now have them having seen ours
and are equally impressed.
Ususl disclaimers.



Bottle jacks have a tendency to gradually loose pressure and so the load
slowly sinks. They can also fail suddenly without warning hence are not
recommended for holding a load over a period of time. You would not for
example be wise to work under a vehicle supported only by a bottle jack.
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Old February 15th 11, 08:10 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Dougal
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On 15/02/2011 20:45, hugh wrote:
In message , Harry Pleavin
writes
Now that is neat! Would you have to drill through the chassis though?
"Lunar475" wrote in message
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On Feb 14, 4:28 pm, "Harry Pleavin"
wrote:
Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


Don't know - we have this
http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html
Fantastic piece of kit, several friends now have them having seen ours
and are equally impressed.
Usual disclaimers.


Bottle jacks have a tendency to gradually loose pressure and so the load
slowly sinks. They can also fail suddenly without warning hence are not
recommended for holding a load over a period of time. You would not for
example be wise to work under a vehicle supported only by a bottle jack.


Or any jack for that matter.

Can't see the Kojack being of use except for wheel changing. It's not
being suggested for routine levelling is it?

Too slow and that's not what you want in a downpour! Totally unsuited to
soft or severely uneven ground. Fine for CC club sites which are hard,
level and boring - then you wouldn't need it anyway!


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Old February 15th 11, 09:09 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lunar475
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On Feb 15, 9:10*pm, Dougal DougalATHisKennel.free-online.co.uk
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On 15/02/2011 20:45, hugh wrote:



In message , Harry Pleavin
writes
Now that is neat! Would you have to drill through the chassis though?
"Lunar475" wrote in message
....
On Feb 14, 4:28 pm, "Harry Pleavin"
wrote:
Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money? Cheers,
Harry


Don't know - we have this
http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html
Fantastic piece of kit, several friends now have them having seen ours
and are equally impressed.
Usual disclaimers.


Bottle jacks have a tendency to gradually loose pressure and so the load
slowly sinks. They can also fail suddenly without warning hence are not
recommended for holding a load over a period of time. You would not for
example be wise to work under a vehicle supported only by a bottle jack..


Or any jack for that matter.

Can't see the Kojack being of use except for wheel changing. It's not
being suggested for routine levelling is it?

Too slow and that's not what you want in a downpour! Totally unsuited to
soft or severely uneven ground. Fine for CC club sites which are hard,
level and boring - then you wouldn't need it anyway!


We ( and friends) use ours for levelling 'routinely'. We have a piece
of half inch ply about 12" square which the jack sits on which limits
the 'sink' - even on quite a wet CL on one memorable occasion! It is
quite quick in its action, Level fore and aft with the jockey wheel as
usual, then using the jack adjust across the 'van - then wind the
steadies down. Job done - two or three minutes!
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Old February 16th 11, 08:01 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Chris J Dixon
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Lunar475 wrote:

We ( and friends) use ours for levelling 'routinely'. We have a piece
of half inch ply about 12" square which the jack sits on which limits
the 'sink' - even on quite a wet CL on one memorable occasion! It is
quite quick in its action, Level fore and aft with the jockey wheel as
usual, then using the jack adjust across the 'van - then wind the
steadies down. Job done - two or three minutes!


Just to clarify, you leave your van on the jack throughout your
stay?

Chris
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Old February 16th 11, 09:02 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Gerard
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"Harry Pleavin" schreef in bericht
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Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money?
Cheers, Harry

I do.

We used to push or pull the van onto these yellow level-ramps with the
car. Never really 'spot-on' and despite the low gear very bad for the
clutch.

This simply piece of kit does the job fast and reliable. I own a steel
one, which is even cheaper, but heavier.
I've never needed anything to spread the load, not even on wet grass.

If you keep the jackscrew well greased, you won't even need a ratchet.
The handle for the steadies will do.

Cheers, Gerard.


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Old February 16th 11, 09:47 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul-xxx
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Lunar475 wrote:

On Feb 14, 4:28*pm, "Harry Pleavin"
wrote:
Anyone got one or know whether or not they are worth the money?
Cheers, Harry


Don't know - we have this
http://www.purpleline.co.uk/Kojacklite/Main.html Fantastic piece of
kit, several friends now have them having seen ours and are equally
impressed. Ususl disclaimers.


Jeez .. 89.99 .... We use a jack that looks very similar, came with
the Landrover and would cost about 20 to replace!



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Paul - xxx
 



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