Originally Posted by jsborn
Thanks for the conformation it is reassuring. When I say jacking on the angle iron I am referring to the flat side of the angle not the vertical leg
so there is ample area for the jack head to contact safely. The biggest challenge is the tires are so close together you can only use a small jack and even that is tight.
I wish they had spread the axles a bit farther apart.
Thanks again for everyone's input.
Are you referring to the actual frame longmember or a short angle iron brace that goes between the front/rear axle?
Jacking on the FRAME is OK. Jacking on an angle iron brace is NOT
And that's exactly why I jack on the axle bracket.
My tires are only 1-3/8" apart. So close, I can barely get my collapsed X-Chocks between the tires. Jacking on the frame between the axles/tires is a chore.
Granted, you can only get one tire off the ground at a time doing what I do (unless you use two jacks) but I can only work on one at a time anyway!
I have plenty of jacks and several H/D jack stands if I need to do something different.