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Old 10-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #11
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f1100, from what I have experienced with RV dealers, I don't think I would be taking their advice on much of anything!


I hear your comment .
But to be honest I cannot jack my trailer from any where but the axles .
Unless of course I want to jack on my skirting and risk the chance of denting it . And thats not going to happen !



If someone has a better way I would entertain doing it . I will sit back and wait for responses
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:33 PM   #12
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I have torsion axles and I just put the bottle jack on the big I-frame of the trailer between the 2 axles. Is there any problem with that? Seems OK to me but . . .
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #13
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I have torsion axles and I just put the bottle jack on the big I-frame of the trailer between the 2 axles. Is there any problem with that?
Thats the way I do mine. When I take it in for state inspection, I specifically ask that they do not jack it via the axles. I show them where I want it done.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #14
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I took the picture from the earlier message and forwarded to Forest River. This is what they sent back.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #15
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There you go!

Even FR pays no attention to the manufacturer's instructions!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #16
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Thats the way I do mine. When I take it in for state inspection, I specifically ask that they do not jack it via the axles. I show them where I want it done.
This is what I do also.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #17
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I got one of those trailer-aids from Amazon for 40 bucks. Actually the dealer told me not to jack the trailer up as the jack was not made to do so, instead use the trailer-aid.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #18
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Wouldn't it be easier (with torsion axles) to just dive the good wheel up onto blocks, we all carry them?
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:10 PM   #19
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"Wouldn't it be easier (with torsion axles) to just dive the good wheel up onto blocks, we all carry them?"
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That would grossly overload the axle you were putting the weight of half the camper on. While that "might" not damage anything, I prefer to do things the proper way and not take expensive chances.
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That would grossly overload the axle
Isn't this already happening when you have a flat? or is it riding equally on the good tire and flat tire/rim? My guess is the one axle is carrying most of the load.
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