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Old 05-08-2015, 05:10 PM   #11
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A lot of floor jacks will not fit between the tires to get to the place to lift between the axles and lifting on the axles is a big NO-NO!
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:33 PM   #12
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Why is putting jack under the axle a big no no
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #13
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They bend/deform VERY easily! Just don't do it!
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:41 PM   #14
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Why is putting jack under the axle a big no no
Because you can bendeded the camber or tweak your axles out of alignment. Frame only or tire ramps.

Trailer aid plus, legos, and two 4ton bottle jack stand combo jobs here. But my rig doesn't weigh as much as your Rockwood.
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I put a 10 ton bottle jack under the spring outer-most u bolt, works for me and is only a few inches from the tire so IMO no axle deformation or tweaking, no way I could get a jack under the frame as the skirt is in the way and it is a long way up to the frame from ground level
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I put a 10 ton bottle jack under the spring outer-most u bolt, works for me and is only a few inches from the tire so IMO no axle deformation or tweaking, no way I could get a jack under the frame as the skirt is in the way and it is a long way up to the frame from ground level
+1 that's how I do it also.
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I put a 10 ton bottle jack under the spring outer-most u bolt, works for me and is only a few inches from the tire so IMO no axle deformation or tweaking, no way I could get a jack under the frame as the skirt is in the way and it is a long way up to the frame from ground level
Those of us with torsion axles can't do it but still have to reach the suspension framework. I just made an adaptor for my bottle jack and it works great.
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I have to almost crawl under the TT to put my bottle jack in position but taking the tire off isn't a fun job for an old, fay guy anyways!

Put mine on the frame above the axle and blocks under the axle.

I think I need to find another place for the blocks though. They're only there in case the jack fails.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:17 PM   #19
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I can do the ramp or I carry a 6 Ton bottle jack for the just in case thing.
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I carry a 6 ton bottle jack and the Andersen Rapid Jack. I have no ideal if the Rapid Jack will work with the torsion axles and Dexter said not to use them. The 6 ton bottle jack works great. I place my bottle jack between the tires identical to the way OldCoot's is showing in his pic. I use blocks to get the height, but now I need to copy OldCoot's and his extension. Glad I got the smaller 6 ton cause it's a tight squeeze getting past the tires. I ended up getting my bottle jack at Walmart, I like the fact it came with a hard case. Placing the bottle jack between the tires lifts both tires off the ground. My only gripe is the jacking handle needs to be longer (I scrape my knuckles on the tires while jacking) , but that an easy fabrication to make a longer handle.
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