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Old 08-05-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Where to place jack to change tires on CC 29RE

Ok, just when I thought this question was asked a billion times, here I go asking it.
I read through the owner's manual that the dealer gave me for my CC 29RE and noted that: "be sure the jack is placed firmly against the chassis frame" in a highlighted WARNING section.
So now when I go purchase new tires, I will have to deal with the tire store as to where to palace the jacks to change out my tires. They will most likely want to place the floor jacks under the axle. Some seem to suggest lifting both axles on the same side to distribute the weight. Others use some sort of Tandem Tire Changing Ramp gizmo, and there are even some that suggest that the 6-point leveling system (not recommended in manuals) is the way to go.
Is this question similar to: which truck is better, Ford, Chevy, RAM?
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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Why not follow what the manual says?
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:23 AM   #3
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Most likely they are going to want to use the floor jack and usually the only place they can fit it is under the axle. Most tire shops should have a bottle jack, which is what you need to jack on the frame when the wheels are close together.


When I had my tires replaced, I had to have them ordered, so before I placed the order I went through all my requests with them - wanted it jacked on the frame, balanced with weights on the inside, metal bolt on stems for the TPMS... They said no problem and I placed the order.


Plus, they, like most places worked on the trailer outside while I left the tv hooked up. That gave me the opportunity to hang around and watch, so I know they did everything the way I asked them to. Worked out good.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:54 AM   #4
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I contacted FR when I first got my TT. Here is the response I received.
Per the Manufacturer, they don't recommend that the customer change tires. In the case of an emergency, a tire company/specialist would be the best qualified person to perform the repair. If all else fails, anywhere on the frame underneath the unit near the wheel is the best bet.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:38 AM   #5
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I jack on the axle right at the u bolts that holds it to the leaf spring.


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Old 08-05-2015, 11:00 AM   #6
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we use a 10 ton floorjack and large chunks of timber to get to the frame and set jack stands. we get a look at all four at once that way.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:02 AM   #7
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I jack on the axle right at the u bolts that holds it to the leaf spring.


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where i used to go before we landed the jack...great location
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:35 AM   #8
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Per manufacturer ... they don't recommend customer change tires ??? Now to a farm boy ... that's pretty amusing. I place a jack directly under the axle between the UBolts on my 33IK.
The instructions from the vendor about only jacking up the unit by the frame is mainly a "CIA" for them as there will always be someone with little to no mechanical reasoning that tries to put the jack right in the middle of the axle and attempt to raise the entire unit at that point. I've went as far as placing a load cell on top of my jack under the axle as described above ... on my unit with the tire raised about 1/2" off the ground for easy removal, I'm only placing @2800 lbs on the point of contact. If you were to raise the units wheels off the ground by jacking on your frame, the weight would more than double depending on where you place the jack(s). There's many of us that follow the above procedure and always have absolute success. Join us if you reason to do so
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Forget the jack. Run the other wheel up on blocks so the one you're working on is lifted off the ground. Why make this harder than it has to be?
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I jack on the axle right at the u bolts that holds it to the leaf spring.


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