Trolley Jack.

GMJ

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Our MH came with the E&P levelling system fitted to it when we bought it second hand. It has been great when parking up to camp but also 3 days ago when we had a rear blow out whilst on the M6. I got the recovery guy out (eventually after 4 hours despite being a "priority") and used the levelling system to lift one side so the wheel could be changed.

The recovery guy was most impressed and also happy that he didn't have to mess around with jacks on the hard shoulder!
 

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10,000 people a year are seriously injured using car jacks in uk .

No matter what type or size the jack is
Isn't that figure for the USA and includes other types of hoist as well and is over 10 years old from Forbes. I seem to be unable to find anything to confirm your figure for the UK which seems very high. Would you be so good as to provide a link please to where you got your figure for the UK
 

molly 2

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Isn't that figure for the USA and includes other types of hoist as well and is over 10 years old from Forbes. I seem to be unable to find anything to confirm your figure for the UK which seems very high. Would you be so good as to provide a link please to where you got your figure for the UK
No just Google
 

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I suspect that figure is little more than figures dreamt up by someone....

And I reckon more folks are injured by not watching where they are walking each day than the spurious figure of 10,000... Especially as I cannot find anything from the HSE to substantiate the figure.
 

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I suspect that figure is little more than figures dreamt up by someone....

And I reckon more folks are injured by not watching where they are walking each day than the spurious figure of 10,000... Especially as I cannot find anything from the HSE to substantiate the figure.
Like myself you must need a lesson on how to use Google. Must try harder. ;)
 

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I suspect that figure is little more than figures dreamt up by someone....

And I reckon more folks are injured by not watching where they are walking each day than the spurious figure of 10,000... Especially as I cannot find anything from the HSE to substantiate the figure.
I could be wrong but don't hse only record work related accidents .not home diy or private ?
 

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I could be wrong but don't hse only record work related accidents .not home diy or private ?
I can only imagine you must have seen the 10,000 UK figure on that reliable source facebook. As I can find nothing even when using meta's let alone google.
There comes a time when one should stop digging.
 

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I can only imagine you must have seen the 10,000 UK figure on that reliable source facebook. As I can find nothing even when using meta's let alone google.
There comes a time when one should stop digging.
Yes one should
 

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On the subject of Jack stands I use these, marketed as “safety Jack stands” I’ve had them a few years now and they have been invaluable for working under the vans fitting water tanks etc. Each is rated at 5 ton and as can be seen in the second picture they have spring loaded locking pins which raises the vehicle up by another 6” or so
 

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