Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
Member
 
thegreatoutdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 98
Flat spots on Tires

Hey all,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question or not but, here it is.
We do not use our TT a whole lot so it tends to sit in the driveway the majority of the time. I was thinking about jacking up the trailer and putting jackstands under the axles to keep the tires off the ground and help with eliminating flat spots on them.
What is everyone Else's opinion on this?
__________________

__________________
2014 Salem 26TBUD
2014 Ford F-250 SuperCrew 4x4
2001 F150 SuperCrew(Retired from service)
thegreatoutdoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 08:03 AM   #2
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatoutdoors View Post
Hey all,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question or not but, here it is.
We do not use our TT a whole lot so it tends to sit in the driveway the majority of the time. I was thinking about jacking up the trailer and putting jackstands under the axles to keep the tires off the ground and help with eliminating flat spots on them.
What is everyone Else's opinion on this?
I think that's a good idea other than do not jack the trailer up on the axles or put the jack stands under the axles especially if it has torsion axles. Put the jack stands on the framework holding the suspension.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 11:38 AM   #3
Member
 
thegreatoutdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 98
Oh!!!!, I put the stands under the axle where the U bolt attaches the leaf spring.
__________________
2014 Salem 26TBUD
2014 Ford F-250 SuperCrew 4x4
2001 F150 SuperCrew(Retired from service)
thegreatoutdoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
SKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatoutdoors View Post
Oh!!!!, I put the stands under the axle where the U bolt attaches the leaf spring.
That's just fine. Make sure that the surface is good and solid. Concrete is fine, asphalt the stands can sink in on a hot summer day, dirt is worse. You can place a 2X8 or 2X10 cut to fit slightly larger than the footprint of the stand to prevent that sinking feeling.
__________________
Now-2014 Sierra 346RETS 5er BUB
Then-2002 Keystone Springdale 286RLDS TT

Nights camped in 2014-28, 2015-127, 2016-10
SKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatoutdoors View Post
Oh!!!!, I put the stands under the axle where the U bolt attaches the leaf spring.
That's fine, but if you put them under the frame where the suspension is attached, you can take the load off the springs, etc. also. I plan on doing that on my torsion axles to take the load off the suspension and tires.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #6
Member
 
thegreatoutdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 98
WHEW!! good to know I do any harm. I was going to support the frame, but my jack doesn't have that much travel to take the weight of the trailer and the load of the suspension. I'd need a jack with about 3' of travel. LOL
__________________

__________________
2014 Salem 26TBUD
2014 Ford F-250 SuperCrew 4x4
2001 F150 SuperCrew(Retired from service)
thegreatoutdoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire, tires

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.