Don't know Jack

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by highlife, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. highlife

    highlife New Member

    After reading the manual for the axles it says never to place jack under axles to raise trailer and to refer to trailer manual as to where to place jack. Nothing I have from R-Vision says anything. Does anyone know Jack about jacking?
     
  2. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Don't know Jack

    If you have dual axels, a good trick is to put some kind of wedge under the 'good' wheel and drive forward onto it, lifting the 'bad' wheel off the ground.
     
  3. highlife

    highlife New Member

    Don't know Jack

    I am looking to raise 0ne whole side of camper with out driving on to something then support it after.
     
  4. Krazeehorse

    Krazeehorse New Member

    Don't know Jack

    Whatever the axles are mounted to has to support the weight of the unit so that is a safe place to jack if you have a jack that will fit there. I can't imagine the axles being an unsafe place to jack as long as care is taken not to put any kind of ding or dimple on the axle, especially if it is a torsion axle.
     
  5. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    Don't know Jack

    Its not that it is unsafe to jack the axel, its just that the axel will bend if the jack is in the wrong place. I always jack on the frame just behind the rear wheel. This will get the whole side up because your tongue jack will hold the weight of the front half. You may need to raise the tongur jack to its upper limit to do this right.
     
  6. highlife

    highlife New Member

    Don't know Jack

    Thx for the advice and have a gr8 camping season!
     
  7. team3360

    team3360 New Member

    Don't know Jack

    TAKE 2 BOTTLE JACKS AND PUT THEM ONE IN FRONT AND ONE BEHIND THE AXLESWERE THEY MOUNT AND JACK 'ER UP. THIS WILL KEEP THE FRAME FROM TWISTING IN BETWEEN THE AXLES AND WONT PUT STRAIN ON THE MOUNTS .
     

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