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Old 05-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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jacking up my trailer

I hope this is the right section for this. I have a 2012 Salem lite trailer.
I have to replace the tires already. My question is. Where can I jack up my trailer and support it with jack stands so that I can remove all four tires. The trailer may have to stay on the stands for two days. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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Although there might be others that will dis-agree, I support ours on the axles right at the point where the springs are attached to the axle. I would not jack or support the trailer at any point on the axle inboard from the spring attach point! I make sure I have a solid level surface prior to jacking. Others might use the main frame for this exercise!

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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I use jack stands on the frame "IF" we will need to get in it or it will sit that way for a few days. If just changing a tire I just use a floor jack under the "U" bolts.

This is just the way I have done it. It does not make it right or wrong. YMMV
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thank you guys for your reply. I think I'll try the stands on the frame. As I have no room to jack up from the u bolts and place a stand there.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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per the lippert manual in a big red warning (Lift unit by the frame and never the axle or suspension. Do not go under unit unless it is properly supported by jack stands. Unsupported units can fall causing serious injury or death.)
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