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Old 07-16-2010, 07:23 AM   #1
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Need to adj the brakes so where to jack the trailer??

We are going on our first outing with the new V-Lite on the 23rd ad I would like to adjust the brakes but as everyone knows gotta jack up the trailer. Book says to jack it up on the frame but seeing as how the trailer has a covered belly and on the RH side it appears the gas line that goes to the RVQ runs down the edge of the frame so where do you jack it up?


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Old 07-16-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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Trailer-Aid - Item - Camping World

Works for me! Plus, you have a jack to use on the road.

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Old 07-16-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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use a floor jack right under the axel where it attaches to the frame or springs. Jack stands turned sideways in line with the i-beam centered just in case. The frame on these things is pitifully weak unless your directly under the center of the beam.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Frame. Be careful about jacking up the trailer at the axle supports or on the axles themselves. They're suprisingly weak (don't ask how I found this out). The frame's edge *should* run right along side the edge of the underbelly. The gas line only takes up a little bit of the frame; you should still be able to get a pretty good bite on the frame with a jack. Or, move farther back behind the LP line.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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Place a jack under the frame, between the two axles.

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