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Old 08-26-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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SV235RKS Jacking and Jacking Points

I just installed my trailer lift. While doing that, I verified my fear of jacking this trailer up. I have no idea how you would change a flat on the side of the road. The passenger side of the trailer has a gas line running underneath that is WAY to tight to the frame. The plastic covering underneath shouldn't be near a jacking point, but there is (understandably) no break in that covering. The jack can only ride about half of the frame width which is just plain dangerous. I used large floor jack for this installation. Surveyor should leave some obvious jacking points with NO obstructions, but there are not any near the wheels.

My questions are:

Where does everyone place their jack?
What jack do you use to change tires on the road?
My trailer didn't come with a jack, was it supposed to?

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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I've built a trailer-aid out of wood for around the house. Some take this on the road with them but in the unlikely case that I get a flat I'm going to roll the good tire onto leveling blocks until it's high enough to make the change.

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Also, there's a piece of steel the runs along the frame rail where the axles are mounted. You can use a bottle jack here as well.

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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I wondered if an Anderson leveler would raise it high enough, but I will look for the Trailer Aid. I got an offline response about Blaylock EZ that seems very similar to the Anderson leveler. I will check them both out.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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I did end up with a Trailer Aid. I looked at the Blaylock EZ Jack. I found that it costs and weighs more. I tried to find the Anderson version locally, but couldn't find any place that sold it. The Trailer Aid will certainly meet my requirements, so that is the way I went.

Thanks again for your suggestion mTn_biKer65.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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I have used the Trailer Aid on my last trailer and it worked well. I have also used "leggos" leveling blocks to make a ramp on a friend's trailer to elevate the good tire. I do carry a floor jack and a bottle jack with me, but the other systems work easier.

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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I use a bottle jack. I also have a 235RKS. I put the jack between the two axles and just lift it up using the I-beam.
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Originally Posted by acadianbob View Post
I use a bottle jack. I also have a 235RKS. I put the jack between the two axles and just lift it up using the I-beam.
I have done the same thing when working on a HUB in the driveway. When on the road, I have used my drive on level blocks with the good tire to get the bad tire in the air. I have done this with the previous and current camper more times than I like, but have not had to do it in a long time (I have better luck with bias-ply tires).

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