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Old 08-10-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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Jacking a Shasta Phoenix 34RD

So, after having been "blown up" by a four old China Bomb, having to change it out with the spare on a bridge on I-70 in Ohio using the ramp method, I am in the process of having ALL the Castle Rock tires replaced. The question is: how does one jack this thing up? Dexter adamantly states do not jack in the axle. Everything else says use the frame. There's a little problem with that. It seems that Shasta in their infinite wisdom ran the propane lines right down the bottom of the frame. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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How is the line clamped to the frame? If channel forme or boxed it could possibly be moved to the inside/along side frame.
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Unfortunately, the bottom of the unit is belly sealed so I have no idea what shape the frame rails are. They ran flex line where necessary, but the main runs appear to be black pipe with T fittings. The only thing I hate playing with more than plumbing is propane.
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If the tanks are off and the line bled of propane, should not be dangerous. You could inseam a section and see what's there. Then decide. I would, but that's me.
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Unfortunately, moving the lines does not solve the immediate problem of how and where do I apply the jack to easily remove the tires and wheels.
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I would jack right under the hangers on the axle. That’s where I jack mine every time.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:08 PM   #7
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Make saddle blocks?

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So, after having been "blown up" by a four old China Bomb, having to change it out with the spare on a bridge on I-70 in Ohio using the ramp method, I am in the process of having ALL the Castle Rock tires replaced. The question is: how does one jack this thing up? Dexter adamantly states do not jack in the axle. Everything else says use the frame. There's a little problem with that. It seems that Shasta in their infinite wisdom ran the propane lines right down the bottom of the frame. Thanks in advance.

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Herve, it would be easier to understand the problem if you had posted pictures. My suggestion may be impossible or irrelevant.

Why don't you make a block to bridge the propane line and place that on the jack? If it's a small line, you could just cut (router or dado) a groove down the center of a 2x4 or 2x6. Or you could nail two 1x2 segments to a 2x6, spaced enough to clear the line and still contact the frame.

If it's iron pipe, just nail two 2x2 segments to a 2x6.
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Yup! That's what I had imagined. The wood bridges I suggested should work fine. Make them in advance and carry them when you travel. You never know when you might need them.
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I just run my good tire up a ramp till the flat tire is in the air.
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