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Message posted by Whatamess19/11/2006 at 2:35pm
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We've just been to Harringtons and seen this Kojak jack and leveller advertised. Unfortunately they don't stock them, only order them in on demand, so we couldn't have a look at it and how it works. 

Has anyone seen them or know anything about them? There's nothing at all on the Purple Line web site. 

Nora


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We have one for sale on this site

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We bought one from Towsure and then found it 20 cheaper at Halfords :

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Haven't used it yet but we always take it with us just in case ! It was fiddly bolting the wotsits to the frame. S'pose we should check it works sometime......

There's been a few threads on it in the past.


Message posted by Whatamess11/3/2010 at 7:52am
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This must be some kind of record - a first response after nearly 2 1/2 years!!

We bought a Kojak but, since then, my husband has died and I now tow on my own - and I wouldn't have a clue what to do with it!!

Looks like another one for sale.

Nora

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Quote: Originally posted by Max-and-Paddy on 11/3/2010
This must be some kind of record - a first response after nearly 2 1/2 years!!

We bought a Kojak but, since then, my husband has died and I now tow on my own - and I wouldn't have a clue what to do with it!!

Looks like another one for sale.

Nora
Sorry don't know how that happenend !

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Message posted by shirl25011/3/2010 at 9:13am
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It's just a jack that is small enough to fit under the chassis of the caravan. You put it under the jacking points that should have been bolted to the chassis. It enables you to lift the caravan up to extract the spare wheel if you need to....... The jacking points have spirit levels on to help you level the caravan if you have your head underneath it !

If you need the spare wheel and you are a member of the AA or RAC then you would probably call them instead.

Hope this helps,

Shirley.



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Message posted by Whatamess11/3/2010 at 1:16pm
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Hi, Shirley, that's exactly what I'd do - call out the AA. I don't do crawling around under vehicles and changing wheels I'm afraid.

Nora

Message posted by shirl25011/3/2010 at 1:39pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Max-and-Paddy on 11/3/2010
Hi, Shirley, that's exactly what I'd do - call out the AA. I don't do crawling around under vehicles and changing wheels I'm afraid.

Nora

Don't blame you ! But if you are going to rely on the AA then just double check that it does cover the caravan as well as the car. (If you haven't already that is !)

Shirley.

 


Message posted by Fat Belly11/3/2010 at 10:56pm
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Be prepared to wait as well!

Message posted by Viggo12/3/2010 at 1:20am
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Be prepared for them to quibble if you're on a campsite rather than roadside.

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Message posted by Whatamess12/3/2010 at 7:50am
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Yes, I checked when I took the breakdown insurance out. I may go back to the RAC this year through the C&CC, though, I know they come out to sites.

Nora

Message posted by JohnG12/3/2010 at 8:43am
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Its a good jack and when the RAC came out to my van minus wheel they use my Kojack to get the van high enough to get the spare out and then get their trolley jack in place

It fits the same jacking points as my X Trail and after removing the polystyrene in the boot the jack will go in the original car jack place so I only need to carry one

It MUCH easier to use than the Alko and people use them when lining up the Alko wheel clamps /levelling especially on twin axles when the AA/RAC would soon tire of coming out

The built in spirit levels are a gimick as you ned to lie on the ground to see them and also you have to allow for suspension settling after you lower the jack

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Quote: Originally posted by Max-and-Paddy on 11/3/2010
This must be some kind of record - a first response after nearly 2 1/2 years!!




Well spotted

I wondered what you meant at first but only twigged after replying



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Message posted by Whatamess12/3/2010 at 1:44pm
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Hi, John, I was wrong actually - it's 3 1/2 years!

Nora

Message posted by Mid Life Crisis15/3/2010 at 7:34pm
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I made a similar thing today.
I got a bottle jack for 14.
I had some square steel tube and bolts.
So, a bit of drilling and hacksawing and it's job done.

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Mmmmm. Being a bit of a tightwad (anyone remember my wind-up leveller? Works well but takes a long time to go up as the thread is fine) I might just do the same - lots of bottle jacks going, even nice branded ones and the welder is itching to be used again
Pete


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