Originally Posted by CHICKDOE
to mr NMwildcat:
just to make sure i understand what you said in your reply.
you said to ground the opposite side, do you mean extend the 6 legs on the side that you will not be working on? then use some blocks under the legs that will raise the side you are going to work on so as to minimize their extension. then left up the side you are going to work on. at that point i would get jackstands or cribbing under the frame of the side i would be working on.
my question is would raising and tilting the trailer put a strain on the grounded jacks on the opposite side?
I find when I lower the opposite side jacks to where they are just touching the ground (grounded), then the tires come off the ground quicker (less lifting) on the side I'm working on. My thinking is it takes the opposite side springs out of the equation.
If you are worried about side tension on the jacks, use more blocks.
I've done this on the side of the road and at my house many, many times, and never damaged anything, yet
But either way works, I've done it both ways. It really doesn't require much extra lifting than when leveling, you'll see when you actually do it.
Oh, started grounding the opposite side jacks when I was greasing wheel bearings at home. The trailer was not hooked up to truck, front landing jacks already down, just made sense to me to ground all jacks. Front jacks have a much longer stroke on mine, so really didn't require any extra blocks on lifting side front jack.
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