Jacking My Cedar Creek to Change Tires
There are not many threads on jacking the 5er to change tires. I read several threads and found this to be the one that worked best for me.
I got a 20 ton air activated bottle jack and a pair of 6 ton jack stands. I tried to jack with my TV attached but found that this made the jack unstable. I un hooked and leveled the camper. I tried jacking first where the spring attached to the frame. This was not acceptable because then there was nowhere to place the jack stands. I then tried jacking where the front and back springs meet between the axles. This was very stable and gave me the opportunity to place the jack stands where the springs in the front and back of the axles attach to the frame. I raised the jack after breaking the lug nuts loose till the tires were far enough off of the ground to take the tires off. I placed the jack stands under the spring mounts and lowered the camper onto them then took the tires to the tire shop to be replaced. When the rear spring mount was high enough to place the jack stand, the front ona was off of the front jackstand by about a quarter of an inch. I left it there just in case. While the tires were off, I greased the bearings, put the tires on and jacked the camper up to where I could remove the jack stands and then lowered the camper. I repeated the process for the other side. Here are some photos I took. I hope that someone finds this helpful.