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Old 04-23-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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Jack location for a flat

We have a Micro Lite 21DS; I'm trying to find the best way to change a flat... does anyone know the correct placement for a hydraulic jack? Dealership told me to carry a floor jack and jack stands... surely there is a suitable location for placement of a smaller hydraulic jack.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:21 PM   #2
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On the frame rail next to the flat tire
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:38 PM   #3
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You're not technically supposed to put it on the axle tube, but I place mine under the leaf spring hangers on the axle tube.
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I do the same. Though, I think if you have torsion axles, youíre really not supposed to.

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On the frame rail next to the flat tire
If you have torsion axles you have to place the jack under the frame as Jmkjr72 suggests. The axle tubes are not very strong and placing the jack under it you will collapse the tube thus changing the way the tire contacts the ground causing them to wear faster and improperly. It could also cause the trailer to not follow (dog track) the tow vehicle if you have a single axle.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:21 PM   #6
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Under the frame of on the bottom of the axle bracket, not the tube.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #7
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If you have torsion axles you have to place the jack under the frame as Jmkjr72 suggests. The axle tubes are not very strong and placing the jack under it you will collapse the tube thus changing the way the tire contacts the ground causing them to wear faster and improperly. It could also cause the trailer to not follow (dog track) the tow vehicle if you have a single axle.
Many of Dexter's torsion axles have an attachment bracket that encircles the axle tube. It is perfectly fine to place a bottle jack or other appropriate jack on this bracket to raise the axle.
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This is how I do it.....

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On an under slung spring axle it is OK to jack on the u-bolt plate.
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Many of Dexter's torsion axles have an attachment bracket that encircles the axle tube. It is perfectly fine to place a bottle jack or other appropriate jack on this bracket to raise the axle.
True if you have the right size jack for the weight of the trailer. When I re-leveled my TT I needed to use my 20 ton jack which would not fit because the tires wouldn't let the jack sit close enough. My TT weighs just under 10k and the only other jacks I had was a 1-1/2t and 2t. Even together they wouldn't lift the trailer.
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