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Old 03-07-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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How do I jack up Flagstaff?

I just picked up a new Flagstaff 831FKBSS and I did bring a PDI, but I still missed the part about "jacking point". How do I jack up my Flagstaff to replace a wheel?

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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Hi Walter and Cathy,
Welcome to the Forest River Forums.

They say a picture's worth a thousand words, so here's a couple thousand words for ya. Hope they help.





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Where did you buy your Flagstaff ?
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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Talk about " there`s yer sign"!!!!!


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Old 03-07-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
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Oh, and there's also the Trailer-Aid for those quick tire changes while on the road.

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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Hey...Thats a cool idea!!!! I`m gettin one!!!
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Thanks Michael. The pictures are worth 2000 words.
That is the same way I jacked up my previous trailer, but I wanted to make sure. The first time I jacked up my previous trailer, I put the jack under the axle where it connects to the frame. I lucked out and nothing happened to the axle.

I bought the Flagstaff at Berryland Campers in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

I really like the Trailer-Aid. I may look into that.

Thanks again...
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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After having to jack the trailer up in a parking lot in Bennettsville SC in 90 degree weather to change one of my wonderful Carlisle tires, I ordered the trailer aid. I hope I never have to use it, but I have it. I'll have brand new tires on it soon. They won't be Carlisles.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:15 AM   #8
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Hey Milzat,
Is the Trailer-Aid available anywhere other than on-line? Camping World? RV dealers?
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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Yes, Camping World sells them, but they're not cheap.

If you happen to already have a set of Lynx Levelers, this will work also.
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Thanks for the info. I think that in my health condition (old and fat and bad out of shape) the trailer-aid is going to become standard equipment.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:26 PM   #11
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I use the linx levelers to change the tire when needed.



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Old 03-10-2008, 04:47 AM   #12
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There is another jack like the Trailer-Aid, it is called an EZ-Jack, it is made out of aluminium. Camping World sells this type as well. I made an attempt to post a pic last night, but the pic was too large. I bought mine 8 years ago and used it this past Summer, it works great and $50.00 well spent! The wedge type jacks that you drive up on are much safer then the bottle jacks.
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:25 AM   #13
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I was able to post a pic in the photo gallery of the EZ-JACK.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:21 AM   #14
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:09 PM   #15
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Amazon.com, Has 3 Trailer Aide left for 40.00
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:35 PM   #17
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What about torsion axle suspensions? Would this work on my ole Surveyor 291?
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:53 AM   #18
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Yes it will, that's what I have and this device works great and safe.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:05 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info. I think that in my health condition (old and fat and bad out of shape) the trailer-aid is going to become standard equipment.
Mickey
We bought the FR Flagstaff 831RLBSS, took delivery in April 2010, left California for Washington D.C. 1 May, drove only 1500 miles before one trailer tire shredded. Luckily I had purchased the Trailer-aid device, pulled into a paved lot and it worked very nicely to change the tire out without any jacking whatsoever!
I recommend it for tandem axle trailers for sure!
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What about using a floor jack
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