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Unread 8th November 2011   #11
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I have a fitting for my Sorento jack so i can use it for the caravan
Good idea! Our Volvo one is buried under dog pens so a second one would just be easier.

I'm looking at getting a Kojack scissor type. It is 125mm minimum allegedly and from measurement today would still go under the van with a flat/shredded tyre.

Incidentally, the one time I did need to use a Volvo one (for the car), I unearthed it from the depths of the boot - of course it was dark, minus 3 and very late in the day - set it all up and the locking wheelnut shattered!! So that was a Mayday trip home in the small hours of the morning
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3 years ago we had a wheel came off the Ace Award Nightstar and the RAC man used the Kojak to raise the van high enough to get his trolley jack under
He was a caravanner and said that he was going to get the Kojack (scissor) for himself
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Nearly new Kojack won on fleabay this afternoon. Need to sort out collection now.
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The jack is rated for 2000kg lift so that's OK but the handle has a tee-bar about a foot long and I hadn't enough oommph to raise the van. So I got my 3500kg trolley jack out and sorted it out. But it makes me think what would happen at the roadside if needed
Thats exactly the reason I changed from the Alko to a Kojack. The only difference is I went for the Kojack bottle jack, which is still small enough to get under the lifting plates which are attached to the chassis on the van. I don't know about the Kojacl scissor jack but isn't it much the same as the Alko one, you need to turn the crank handle the same as the alko one.
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It has an hydraulic unit
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It has an hydraulic unit
See what you mean, just googled it and yes a lot better.
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The Kojack scissor is excellent and easy to use but the spirit levels are a waste of time as you virtually have to lie on the ground to see them and you have to allow for the suspension compression when you lower the van
You also have to be VERY careful in aligning the slot in the jack with the ridge on the receiver as I have had it flirt off a couple of times with an alarming bang
I have increased the height of the ridge on the receiver and that has improved matters
I just wanted to make people aware that you need to get down and CHECK that its in the groove
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My fleabay won jack has made it to Derby via my daughter meeting up with the seller at the Park and Ride at Cambridge and Jan bringing it back from there.

Excellent, brand new at 2/3 new price.

I'd sort of hoped it would engage with the AlKo brackets that are on the caravan but no, a grovel on the floor is needed.

No hope of selling the jack and brackets on here now I have said it's rubbish!!
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Fit an Alko Chassis ok

Hi,

We have just bought a new Challenger Sport 554 and it came with the Alko jack and receivers. First weekend we went away in it and looking everything over and came to the conclusion that i wouldnt like to have to rely on the Alko Jack. So thinking about the Kojack Bottle Jack and have a fairly simple question.

Given that it is a 2012 model, will the receivers fit the chassis with minimal fuss i.e. no having to move equipment etc? Best place for them - in front or behind the single axle?

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I shall tasked off the AlKo receivers and put the Kojack ones in same position, behind axle.
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