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Old 11-23-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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Bent Rear axle

This thought keeps running thru my head. Can you bend an axle, jacking it up to change a flat tire. I sure hope not, but with these travel trailer (TT) frames being maxed out, I wonder. And No, I did not have a flat.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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Yes, if you jack too far inward on the axle tube.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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Yes, if you jack too far inward on the axle tube.
I would ONLY jack it up where the U bolts are. I have tandem axles so I bought the ramp that you drive on with the good tire which raises the flat tire so you can change it
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:36 AM   #4
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If you have Lippert Axles, there is a "WARNING" on page 4 of the axle manual:

Lift unit by the frame and never the axle or suspension
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:44 AM   #5
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No they are not lippert's (thank god) They are dexters
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:55 AM   #6
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I would ONLY jack it up where the U bolts are. I have tandem axles so I bought the ramp that you drive on with the good tire which raises the flat tire so you can change it
The ramps come in different heights,since you have a leaf spring suspension I advise "Test It will Lift High enough" before you Really need it! I have a Ramp that I as well as other FRF members have used when they have Trailer/5 wheel tires installed at a Local Tire shop! Met 1 FRF member that had a Leaf Spring suspension at this Tire shop and my ramp was NOT high enough! I took it home and Added 2 more inches Still not enough! Test your Ramp Before Needed!! Youroo!! PS My ramp is 8" lift on top level!
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:11 AM   #7
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Good idea. Thanks
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:43 PM   #8
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If it is just bowed to the center many are made that way so that as weight is loaded they straighten to a degree keeping the wheels level.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:20 PM   #9
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I would ONLY jack it up where the U bolts are.
That's where I jack up too on every axle of every trailer I own that has a leaf spring suspension. Doesn't matter if it's a Dexter axle or not.
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