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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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lift for my Nomad

What are you using to lift your Nomad? I have a Harbor Freight motorcycle lift that has a minimum 5 1/4" clearance. With the Jack adapter I only have a clearance of 3 1/4"

Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 02:29 PM
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Cool took me a minute to figure it out.

I had the same problem,
I have a wheel chock that I run the front tire into , I marked the position of the rear tire. Next I cut (2) 2 feet long 2 x 12's. I used 2 deck screws to join them to give me a 4" thick piece. I then cut that on a 30 degree bevel on one end. Which I use as a ramp to lift the back wheel. I used a wood bit to drill (2) 1" deep holes which I put (2) 4" deck screws to hold it in place ( hence the earlier mark the center position of the rear tire). I shot it out the trailer several times before I realized that I needed to anchor the ramp. So the front tire settles into the wheel chock as the rear tire rest on the center of the ramp. once up the jack and adaptor worked wonderfully.
I have changed tires without the jack adapter but that is a heart attack for another day.

That which does not kill me tends to really piss me off.
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I had the same problem with my 01 Nomad. I did as bearslayer did, ran the front wheel into a chock with the rear wheels on a couple boards and slid the jack under.

Once on the jack, my Nomad was rock solid.
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