Great article to get our attention, especially with reference to a FWC camper adding to the truck's overall weight.
I just picked up a Toyota jack on Ebay for my second jack for $56 shipped. Model 09111-35150 - 1500kg - 3310lb - Earlier 4Runner.
Truck weighs 7000lb and dry camper weighs 1827lb wet. I haven't weighed the rig on a CAT scale, but would guess the the majority of the unloaded weight of the truck is with the motor up front. With food, beer, passengers and a dog I'm guessing our total weight approaches 10,000lb. GVWR for the RAM 3500 is 11,000lb.
These mechanical Toyota jacks are great, and my Tundra jack has been deployed a number of times.. They collapse to 9" but extend to 16", w/o any hydraulic fluid to leak out. I had a Zing neoprene sling (for a DSLR) that worked perfectly to cover the jack, and I was able to fit it under the front passenger seat next to the RAM OEM mechanical jack. I also carry a Hi-Lift jack, mounted to the Hawk designed and welded by Camelracer.
Those Humvee scissor jacks look like another useful alternative. Thanks for the informative article, Jonathan.
06 Tundra AC TRD 4x4, 08 Hawk, Ride-Rite bags, Helweg sway bar,18" BFG AT's
2021 RAM 3500 Crew 4x4, 4.10 gears, Timbrens, 08 Hawk, Falken Wildpeak 35"