Originally Posted by OldCoot
Don't think it would harm anything as long as you don't leave it there over 10-15 minutes. Not any different than driving up a curb, etc. Would break the lugs loose and have the spare ready to go on to minimize the time.
Originally Posted by JCamper
Thanks OC, I agree in the need to be quick. I plan on using the jacks to raise a wheel also in order to pump the grease through when the time comes. I have the Dexter EZ lube hubs and need to spin the wheel while greasing.
So...I decided to get a answer from the Horses mouth so to speak
I sent this email:
We were having a discussion in our RV club about the Rapid Jack. The
question came up on how long you could safely leave an axel jacked up?
The thought here is, you have a flat and no spare and it might take
several hours to get the tire repaired.
Would it cause any damage to the axels by leaving the rapid jack in place
for this length of time?
Thanks for any info you can reply!
And Andersen replied:
Thank you for contacting us in regards to our Rapid Jack and the use of it for an extended period of time. As you know the trailer is designed to be supported by all the axles or the frame of the RV to prevent any damage. The safe answer is to not leave the trailer suspended and supported by just the Rapid Jack for a long time as it can damage the suspension of the axles to have all the weight transferred for a long time to one axle. It would be very difficult to understand how a few hours could do any damage and the main reason is that the trailer would be the static weight of the trailer and not the abusive pulsating it gets while towing and hitting every bump in the road.
I wish I was able to give you a better black and white answer but unfortunately each axle manufacturer would probably have a different opinion also.
Good luck and let me know if I can assist in any way.