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Old 03-05-2020, 10:47 PM
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Default wing plugs to allow you to jack a wing up

Awhile back I had seen an ad for letting you remove your wing tie down bolts and installing a tool in that hole that would let you jack the wing up to change a tire anyone know about a tool like that?
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:08 PM
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Default Jack Points

Are these what you are looking for?

Bogert Aviation (These also include an adapter that fits on the jack):

https://bogertaviation.com/products/...3a4ac23a&_ss=r

Anti-Splat Aero:

https://antisplataero.com/products/quality-jack-points (also available through ACS: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...ts05-12379.php )
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Old 03-06-2020, 07:21 AM
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Awhile back I had seen an ad for letting you remove your wing tie down bolts and installing a tool in that hole that would let you jack the wing up to change a tire anyone know about a tool like that?
Thanks
EV
I’ve used Bogert Aviation‘s that Carl linked to with a harbor freight bottle jack (with a platform stand) and they work great.
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Old 03-06-2020, 07:55 AM
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I use an 18" HF bottle jack. Drilled a 1/2" hole in the top, parallel to the stroke of the jack. Insert a ~5" piece of 3/8" threaded rod into the tiedown hole, with the other end in the hole in the bottle jack. Very stable and secure. Of course you have to properly brace the jack (there are a couple threads on here about building the jack stand).
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:54 AM
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Be very careful using jack pads - especially with one wing and no tail stand. They have a nasty proclivity to slip off the jack and then you have a big hole in your wing. You might consider placing a piece of 2X6 wood with foam or carpet between the tie down bolt hole and jack instead.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:27 AM
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Be very careful using jack pads - especially with one wing and no tail stand. They have a nasty proclivity to slip off the jack and then you have a big hole in your wing. You might consider placing a piece of 2X6 wood with foam or carpet between the tie down bolt hole and jack instead.
I would suggest you go to Vans site and read how the factory recommends jacking your RV. Your statement contradicts this and many of us who have followed Vans recommended practices for years. The few problems that I am aware of where pure negligence.
You couldn't knock my RV off the jacks if you tried.

By the way, for the OP, yes, you can buy an expensive insert, or you can do like most of us; grind down the head of a grade5 or grade8 bolt and use a proper jack adaptor with a dished out receiver. By the way, Vans used to supply a plastic insert, yes plastic. I used it for years before making my own bolts.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:42 AM
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I would suggest you go to Vans site and read how the factory recommends jacking your RV. Your statement contradicts this and many of us who have followed Vans recommended practices for years. The few problems that I am aware of where pure negligence.
You couldn't knock my RV off the jacks if you tried.

By the way, for the OP, yes, you can buy an expensive insert, or you can do like most of us; grind down the head of a grade5 or grade8 bolt and use a proper jack adaptor with a dished out receiver. By the way, Vans used to supply a plastic insert, yes plastic. I used it for years before making my own bolts.
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Old 03-06-2020, 10:45 AM
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I used to use plain old carriage bolts. But I also had a plywood board around the carriage bolt with felt between the board and the wing, just in case.
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Cleveland tool makes a tie down that I use as a jack point. I never take them out.

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/colle...18378247110718
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:27 AM
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I thought of carriage bolts initially but the ones in our local hardware store looked pretty crude & maybe brittle. I opted for grade 5 bolts rounded off, when they got lost my next batch were grade 8 (batch because I tend to loose them)
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