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Old 06-13-2018, 01:42 PM   #11
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Bottle jack at spring perch on road. Floor jack at home. If I want all four wheels off the ground; tongue jack all the way “down”. Jack standd under frame innrear. Tongue jack up andjack stands under frame st front. May have to put spaacer blocks under jsck.stands if not tall enough.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:18 PM   #12
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Torsion axles change things when jacking

If you have torsion axles you can not jack them on the tubes like a spring axle. On spring axles I jack from the equalizers between the axles. On torsion axles I use a bottle jack between the tires with a block of wood that goes to the trailer frame. The jack does not go to the trailer frame without a block of wood in between.

I can do two wheels at a time this way. My TT weighs about 6500# and I use a 6-8 ton jack
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:29 PM   #13
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I have torsion axles so I made these. One for bottle jack I carry and one for air/hydraulic jack I keep at home.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #14
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I picked up a 20 ton bottle jack at a great price at Princess Auto (the Canadian version of Harbor Freight). Where you jack depends on the type of suspension and axles you have.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:06 PM   #15
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My Jack

For those of you who don't know Jack. Meet my Jack.
Picked up this half size railroad jack at a yard sale over 20 years ago.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:57 AM   #16
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For those of you who don't know Jack. Meet my Jack.
Picked up this half size railroad jack at a yard sale over 20 years ago.
I've just seen 2 of these style "railroad jacks" on Craigslist and the seller was asking in the $500 range! And it wasn't even gold plated. Crazy to me.
I have my own fabricated jacking/leveling system made from tongue jacks and it will lift all four tires off the ground. It has worked flawless for a couple of years now and cost was about $250 in materials.
For other trailers I use the air over hydraulic 20ton bottle jack.
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