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Old 12-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Tire cahnge on a 228D

Any suggestions more specific than "on the frame" as a safe spot for jack placement?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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If you have to jack it up on the frame, I would do it close to the spring mount areas on the frame. I don't see why you also coyld not do it under the u-bolts on the axle, but someone else will say to not jack on the axle period. But in my opinion if that causes a problem then you probably need a different axle anyway. Just my opinion.
If I have a load on the trailer I jack on the axles(sides, not center), if no load I will jack just about anywhere handy that is heavy enough to suport the trailer.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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I guess I should have added that the spring area/u-bolt area id designed to support load- that is what I suggest and use that area!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #4
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This question is also posted in the PopUp forum. I responded there.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Sorry, I didn't know this was a pop up. After looking at other thread, maybe the axles are popcan thin. Probably the manual just doesn't want the liability from someone getting under the trailer, or jacking in the center of the tube.
But I know nothing about popups, never even looked at one other than across the campground!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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^It's all good!
The tube style axles have a camber or arch built into them and they flex under load. They have pretty thin walls so that is why the manuals state to not place a jack under them. If the tube gets dented or deformed it could weaken it and cause misalignment or potential failure.
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