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Old 11-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Using EZ Jack with Equaflex suspension

Does anyone have any experience with the Blaylock EZ Jack and Lippert Equaflex suspension? I have a 2013 Cherokee Grey Wolf 28bh and don't want to carry a heavy floor jack around. I have heard of the EZ Jack but did not know if it would work with my suspension.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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Different camper, but also have the Equaflex suspension. I went 5 blocks high with Lynx Levelers and my second tire was still firmly on the ground:


I ended up adding a board on top:


With the EZ Jack, you might be able to put it on a board if you had one long and wide enough. Or, OldCoot mentioned to me, in another thread, that I could have blocked between the suspension and the frame to keep the Equaflex from lifting so much.

No matter what you do- try it at home first!
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'm just concerned it will damage the suspension using it. I will give it a whirl. If it doesn't work I will use the floor jack method.
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Thanks for the info. I'm just concerned it will damage the suspension using it. I will give it a whirl. If it doesn't work I will use the floor jack method.
Ahh, ok- I thought it was about lift. I had no concerns about damage. It was weird to see the full 5"+ difference between the two, but it handled it fine and came back off of it fine.

I wonder if you looked in the owner's manual/documentation for the Equaflex suspension itself if it says anything about jacking up tires and warnings for it. (I'd look, but don't have my papers with me.)
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It says to only lift from the frame. Not the suspension or axel. But with it being under the tire does it count. Who knows, I will give a try. Thanks again !
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I had heard about not jacking the axle up - it's my understanding that the fear is that someone will jack from the middle of the axle to get both tires off of the grounds. I jacked right inside of the axle hanger/u-bolt things and didn't see any negative consequences from it (I replaced all 4 tires- I only used the ramp-trick with the first one).

I had never heard about not jacking up at the suspension, nor do I really see how you could (I'm sure someone much more mechanically inclined than would see how easy it is- I'm just a lowly computer guy; keyboards + code are where I'm comfortable).

I can't imagine jacking up the tire with something like the EZ Jack or Trailer Aid would do anything different than what the tire sees on the road *except* for the height that it lifts.
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I think it might have to do with tire size whether or not you can jack it up enough by driving onto blocks. It worked fine for my 25 foot Surveyor
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Should not bother the Equaflex suspension by using the EasyJack, would be no different than driving up or down a curb. I would carry a block of wood to place between the Equaflex suspension and the frame as ependydad mentioned and not have to use any additional blocking under the EasyJack.
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Thank you all for the info. Once I try it out I will post the results
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