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Old 09-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Where to place jack on 206ST

Can anyone tell me exactly where to place a jack so I don't hurt the camper when performing brake maintenance or changing a tire on the Flagstaff 206ST?

The manual says locate the jack under the frame of the camper. Well, that is easier said then done. I'd like to use the same frame member that the axle springs are mounted on, but the steps are in the way on the right side of the tire and a metal fin like object with holes blocks the left side of the tire for about a foot. I've thought about jacking it up on that vertical "fin", but it is probably too weak. There are frame members that are perpendicular to the main one on each side of the tire, but they don't look as strong.

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Old 09-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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I have been using those fins also to raise up my high wall and seems to do well enough. I use a 4 ton bottle jack and some Lego blocks in case of dirt.

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I have also been using those metal fins to lift my HW. not sure what they are for. Maybe I will ask at the RV show next week.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Why not just jack on the spring plate on the bottom of the axle or on the center of the walking beam and put the jack stands on the spring plates on the bottom of the axles?
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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OldCoot, because my axle (AL-KO) manual says "Never use the axle or any portion of the suspension to lift or support the trailer. This will damage the axle and lead to premature failure."

That might be overly cautious, but I don't want to test it out.
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