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Old 03-02-2014, 01:29 PM   #11
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It s suggested by some that you jack up the rig under the axle so as to not tweak the frame.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:40 PM   #12
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If you use a jack, never put the jack to lift the unit directly on the axle. You could bend it or get it out of alignment. Put it on the leaf spring bolts/plate.
My axle sits below the leaf springs.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:41 PM   #13
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It s suggested by some that you jack up the rig under the axle so as to not tweak the frame.
I have a gas line in the way that runs the length of the frame on that one side.
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It makes a BIG difference what TYPE of Suspension your unit has to tell how to (Jack it up)! He didn't supply any Info on unit or type of Suspension? Youroo!!
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Yes, always place the jack under the perch for the spring, if the perch is on top of the axle then place the jack on the U bolt clamping the axle to the spring.

If you jack on the tube even a few inches away from the spring then your could bow the tube or even collapse it.

Jacking on the frame could put serious warping pressure on the frame, you'll need serious reach to not only reach the frame but to then pick it up high enough to unload the suspension and get the tire off the ground.

Jacking on the axle only needs a few inches of stroke by comparison. And only go high enough to gain about an inch of tire lift. No need to go any higher and stress things.
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Where did He post that he had (Springs)? Youroo!!
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got one of the trailer aids when I first loaded out the 5r. It did not have the center lift block and of course I found out the hard way. It did not lift it high enough when I needed it the most. Boohoo, now I carry the 20lb bottle jack and use it to grease them axels, and when the RV settles during the longer campouts it's used to add a block under that low side.
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It makes a BIG difference what TYPE of Suspension your unit has to tell how to (Jack it up)! He didn't supply any Info on unit or type of Suspension? Youroo!!
In my signature I have my unit. I have your basic dual leaf spring set up.

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With my 6600 lb travel travel, what do I need to be perpared for flat tire, as in who to call, or what kind of jack and or equipment needed, I have tandem axels. Thanks for any advice I can receive.
This is what I am talking about (EddyG the OP) (NO valid INFO)! Youroo!!
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Where did He post that he had (Springs)? Youroo!!
Well something's holding it up and I haven't seen too many with torsion suspension.
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