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Old 05-12-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Where to place jacks.

I have read almost all of the threads on this forum and I do not see any discussion of where to place the jack whene repacking the bearings. On the Lippert instuctions for the axels it says "do not use the axel as a jack point" it continues saying "follow the manufactures instructions when using a jack to lift the trailer". I have a 2009 V-Cross V29-FKS. In the Forest River users manual that came with the unit, it says the same thing about not using the axel as a jacking point.

So where do you position a jack to lift the trailer?
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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I have read almost all of the threads on this forum and I do not see any discussion of where to place the jack whene repacking the bearings. On the Lippert instuctions for the axels it says "do not use the axel as a jack point" it continues saying "follow the manufactures instructions when using a jack to lift the trailer". I have a 2009 V-Cross V29-FKS. In the Forest River users manual that came with the unit, it says the same thing about not using the axel as a jacking point.

So where do you position a jack to lift the trailer?

Haven't done this yet, but it would stand to reason you'd lift by the frame.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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I not sure if this device works on torsion bar type suspensions but you may be able to use a trailer-aid instead of a jack.
Trailer-Aid

Just roll one of the tires up on it and repack the bearings of the other.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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I not sure if this device works on torsion bar type suspensions but you may be able to use a trailer-aid instead of a jack.
Trailer-Aid

Just roll one of the tires up on it and repack the bearings of the other.
Looks like it would be a fairly simple matter to make up one of these gizmos out of wood pieces.

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Old 05-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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try this one.
if that doesn't work. it is in general tech and repair, flat tire, by rockwood06. it's post #11

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...html#post79264

he has pictures.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
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I use a floor jack on the frame as close to the rear tire as possible. I also use about a foot long piece of 2X4 to distribute the weight on the frame.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:20 AM   #7
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Riding 1 wheel up on a ramp, and suspending the other wheel (for changing a flat, repacking bearings, whatever)....isn't that most likely overloading that 1 wheel/tire?
Sure it's not as bad as driving on 1 tire, but that's a lot of weight, for what could be a significant amount of time.

I would rather have an actual jack and left at the frame, than risk damage to a tire like that.
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And that reminds me...I need to get a bottle jack for the camper!
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