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Old 03-11-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Jacking question

With our warm temps, I'm thinkin of gettin the trailer a bit more ready this weekend, and am gonna grease the wheel bearings.. I read that it is recommended to spin the tire and I'm wondering what kind of jack others use? Even to change a tire? Is a bottle jack under the axle ok, or a floor jack? I've got a 2 ton floor jack that I was going to use.. And the corner jacks will all be up before I go to start...

Oh yeah, it's on a 26' Revere if that matters..
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Check your axle manual, but it probably recommends not jacking on the axle. Bottle jack may fit better if you are going to jack on the frame.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:36 PM   #3
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Check your axle manual, but it probably recommends not jacking on the axle. Bottle jack may fit better if you are going to jack on the frame.
Thanx! I'll have to do some diggin in the manual once I kick the slide out..
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:53 PM   #4
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Jack from the frame, I have seen people jack on the axle and it they bend messing up the tire alignment and causing even more problems.
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:00 PM   #5
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Stick a 2X4 between jack and frame to spread load and jack by the frame. My manual says "Lift unit by the frame and never the axle or suspension. Do not go under unit unless it is properly supported by jack stands".
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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Rather than start a new thread...I need to remove all 4 tires. What is best way to do this? Seems that by jacking up 1 side would strain axle on other side due to placing double the weight on that side. Thinking of placing jack stands on op. side under frame before jacking to keep shifting of weight off axle. Is my thinking correct?
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:50 PM   #7
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Rather than start a new thread...I need to remove all 4 tires. What is best way to do this? Seems that by jacking up 1 side would strain axle on other side due to placing double the weight on that side. Thinking of placing jack stands on op. side under frame before jacking to keep shifting of weight off axle. Is my thinking correct?
The weight is not double on the other side the jack is taking the weight of the wheels that are off the ground.
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:57 PM   #8
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See post #2

How do I jack up Flagstaff?
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:08 PM   #9
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I would really like to know the proper way to jack my Rockwood Windjammer? I purchased the Andersen Rapid Jack, but Dexter says:
Dexter would not recommend using drive up ramps to support the weight of the
trailer on one axle or one wheel. The trailer weight should be lifted from
the frame to avoid damaging the suspension.

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Thanx for the link, but it won't work on mine.. Both of the leaf springs come to a common mounting bracket between the tires and I'm not sure about the stability of, or if it's recommended to, jack there..
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