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Old 10-19-2020, 06:17 PM   #1
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Jacking 10.6 up from the Axle? Manual says no but?

Hello all,

I read in the manual and it says not to jack the unit from the Axle, instead the frame. Clearly I can see using the center of the axle as a BAD idea but does anyone jack it up closer to the wheel without any issues? Just curious if I am in a pinch on the side of the road or on a trail.

Looks like we have a Lippert axle in our Nobo 10.6. I am not sure how these RV axles are built over solid axles in cars/trucks.

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Old 10-19-2020, 06:43 PM   #2
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What kind of logic is that? When they say no, it's NO. Find a way to jack on the frame, like this, or close by, but under the frame and not the axle.







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Old 10-20-2020, 12:20 PM   #3
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That unit has a torsion axle and therefore there's no spring perch to jack under. All it has is a thin axle tube and jacking against it could dent it severely. It's your RV so you're free to do as you wish, but I would find a way to jace under the frame.
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:49 AM   #5
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What kind of logic is that? When they say no, it's NO. Find a way to jack on the frame, like this, or close by, but under the frame and not the axle.







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This appears to be a "No BO Axle" that has the axle mounting plate where the Jack piston rod is Lifting! Youroo!!
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:52 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input

You're welcome. I forgot to mention, try this at home as sort of a rehearsal to make sure you've got the right kit of tools. I took the pic when I was freshening up the bearing lube, which requires wheel rotation.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:17 PM   #7
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You're welcome. I forgot to mention, try this at home as sort of a rehearsal to make sure you've got the right kit of tools. I took the pic when I was freshening up the bearing lube, which requires wheel rotation.
Yeah, I have been going through the little sucker. I guess I finally have a reason to buy a bottle jack. Seems like the most efficient way to do this correctly.

Going to be adding an inverter this weekend, excited to see what I find for wiring behind the wood panel lol. Going to add some wood braces to strengthen the lower cabinet area since I have young boys too. I can see them kicking the thin wood in their sleep.

Just curious if you have any tips for a new one to look out for? Already flushed the tank out twice to get out what seemed to be plastic shavings. Not sure what else I might be missing. It is a new unit.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:39 PM   #8
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Yeah, I have been going through the little sucker. I guess I finally have a reason to buy a bottle jack. Seems like the most efficient way to do this correctly.

Going to be adding an inverter this weekend, excited to see what I find for wiring behind the wood panel lol. Going to add some wood braces to strengthen the lower cabinet area since I have young boys too. I can see them kicking the thin wood in their sleep.

Just curious if you have any tips for a new one to look out for? Already flushed the tank out twice to get out what seemed to be plastic shavings. Not sure what else I might be missing. It is a new unit.
Also cut yourseld a chunk od 4x4 to rse as a spacer under the jack as the frame may be too high for the jack alone, even with jack head screwed out fully.

Also, get a jack with a 4" wide base regardless of whether it seems overkill for your trailer weight. Smaller jacks will sink into dirt and are less stable.

My bottle jack is a 12 ton I happened to have around. Enough to lift trailer AND truck times two. Nice and stable though and easy jacking effort.
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