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Old 03-09-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Camco RV Trailer Aid

I have a 2012 Palomino Sabre 32RCTS-6 and need to lube my Super Lube wheel bearings. Instead of using a jack to do the job I'm thinking of getting the Camco RV Trailer Aid. I've read a lot about jacking on the frame only and not the axle tube. I only have a 6-ton bottle jack and it will not reach the frame without a bunch of blocks underneath it which doesn't seem like a good idea. I know that different trailers have different spacing between the wheels and would like to know from those who have this exact Sabre model and using a Trailer Aid if it will lift high enough to free the opposing wheel for spinning. They have two models, regular Trailer Aid that will lift 4 1/2" and the Trailer Aid Plus which is supposed to lift 5 1/2". Which one do I go with or will either one work?
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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If you have the trailer aid use it, if not use the blocks under the tire instead your jack it will work the same.
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No. Don't have it yet. I'm wanting to know if it will properly lift my specific taiiler high enough before I get one. I have read on some forums where it doesn't provide enough lift on certain trailers.
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Do you know what type of suspension your trailer will have, spring or torsion bar?
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I have a spring suspension.
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Trailer aid claims 5 1/2 inch of lift, should be MORE than enough.
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You may need to block under the Trailer Aid - my EquaFlex suspension defeated my 5 layers of blocks:


I had to add wood to it:


For what it's worth- I read the warnings both ways (never jack the axle vs. never jack the frame). I went for the axle with a piece of wood between it and the jack. BUT- I did go out and buy a floor jack for the purpose.
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You may need to block under the Trailer Aid - my EquaFlex suspension defeated my 5 layers of blocks:

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My 32 RCTS does the same. I also use a bottle jack under the axle
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I have a spring suspension.
If you have springs, you can jack on the axle where the spring mounts to the axle. If the springs go under the axle, put the jack there. If the springs are on the top of the axle, just jack on the axle. You are not going to hurt it. The torsion axles will collapse the tubing and mess up the torsion inside.
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By driving it up a ramp I only wonder if putting all the weight on one side of the trailer on 1 tire will damage the axle or bearing. That could be twice the weight it was designed to carry. Any thoughts.
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