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Re: [RC] flat tires on horse trailer - Lynne Glazer

A Jiffy Jack doesn't work when BOTH tires blow out on one side, but my Jiffy Jack was sure wonderful for rolling the RIMS onto, so that the horses could wait in a level trailer for rescue. 3.5 hrs in 109 degree heat, in the middle of nowhere, a place where they couldn't even be safely unloaded (on the interstate) until a highway robber, who didn't care whether the horses were inside, arrived and took me to the cleaners. Good thing the horses were acclimated to the heat--I wasn't!

It was the first time I'd used my Jiffy Jack in 6 yrs of ownership, and it did make it easier for the robber to slide the floor jack under the trailer.


On Monday, July 21, 2003, at 10:13 AM, Steph Teeter wrote:

I'll second the praise for the Jiffy Jack! Several years ago the completion
awards at the Fort Armstrong 3-day ride (Virginia) were home-made 'jiffy
jacks' - made from blocks of wood. This plus my aluminum j-jack have been
indespensible. I had a blow-out a couple weeks ago on the way to a ride -
record heat, the tires became over-inflated from the hot freeway pavement
and kaboom, one of them blew. Fortunately I was close enough to an exit to
limp in, called the local Les Schwab tire guys and they brought their mobile
unit to replace the tire. I pulled out the jiffy jack for the tire guy, he
was very impressed. It sure makes it easy. They make good blocks for parking
the rigs too - just drive the low side up onto the jack to level it out.


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RE: [RC] flat tires on horse trailer, Steph Teeter