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Old 10-30-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Jacking point location

Took our T12RBST on its maiden voyage. Had a great time.

Found a nail in the tire... eeek. Where / What is the correct location to jack up the camper so I can get the tire fixed.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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If it has springs, jack under the axle where the springs are attached to the axle.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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For safety, put a jack under after jacking up the tire.
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Jack up the trailer behind the jack in the pic

I jack up my tires for the winter.
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I use two jacks to give it extra support

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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Springs or not, never jack it up on the axle.

The manual says to place the jack under the frame near the tire.
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Springs or not, never jack it up on the axle.

The manual says to place the jack under the frame near the tire.
If the trailer has springs, jacking under the axle where the spring is clamped to the axle will do no harm whatsoever. Never jack or put jack stands on a torsion axle.
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Yes the frame is the recommended place to put the jacks not the axle, as seen in the pic I posted. Also make sure you have the other tire choked to prevent rolling.
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If the trailer has springs, jacking under the axle where the spring is clamped to the axle will do no harm whatsoever. Never jack or put jack stands on a torsion axle.
What it will do however is give the trailer some spring bounce while it is on the jack. That is not a good thing. So unless you have more information, I'll stick with the manufacturer's recommendation.

Let me also add that since all FR A-Frame campers have torsion axles, suggesting jacking under the axle at all is misinformation, because it does not apply to the OPs camper and could confuse a new and unknowledgeable owner into doing something that is dangerous and potentially damaging.
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