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Old 05-07-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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What is the best way to jack up you trailer to service tires etc?
I read somewhere (I think on here) that its best to lift the frame of the unit. I did that when I serviced my wheel bearings and it worked but didnt seem to be stable. Is it a big nono to lift the axle?
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Subscribed. I have 4 new tires coming and need to know the same. Pictures preferred.

This past weekend, I simply used my Lynx levelers to drive up onto and let one tire hang in the air. Problem with that was that I needed to get up really high to beat the Equalflex suspension (like 6 1/2"). And worse- when I tried it on the other side, my interlocking blocks slipped when I tried to go up 2-high and cracked one. I couldn't get them to interlock right after that and couldn't get the passenger side of the camper high enough to let me tire hang.

I now have 2 jacks- just still don't know what I'm doing.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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What is the best way to jack up you trailer to service tires etc?
I read somewhere (I think on here) that its best to lift the frame of the unit. I did that when I serviced my wheel bearings and it worked but didnt seem to be stable. Is it a big nono to lift the axle?
Thanks for the input
First off, you need 4 jack stands capable of holding the weight. If you have spring suspension, you can jack directly on the spring between the U bolts and place the jack stand directly in front of the front spring hanger on the frame. Same for the rear except place the jack stand directly behind the rear spring hanger on the frame. If you have torsion suspension, jack between the axles on the frame or on the steel tube frame work the suspension is mounted on and place the jack stands on the frame or suspension framework. DO NOT JACK ON THE AXLES on a torsion axle.

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I have spring suspension not torsion so placing the jack under the spring and axle is ok If I am reading you correctly.
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I have spring suspension not torsion so placing the jack under the spring and axle is ok If I am reading you correctly.
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Yes, just jack between the U bolts and make sure you block the other wheels until you get one side on jack stands.
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Sorry to say this- how do I know which type id axles that i have?
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Sorry to say this- how do I know which type id axles that i have?
If you have 4 springs you have a spring suspension, if there are no springs you have torsion.
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