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Posted: 11/01/19 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, I am going to change all four tires on my Fury 2910 toy hauler. My question is where should I place the jack and jack stands?

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According to the axle mfg you should use the frame in front and behind the wheels.

I use a jack under the axle where the springs are bolted to the axle. I also use a board between the jack and the axles.

If your axles are on top of the spring pack you don't need the board.


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12th Man Fan wrote:

According to the axle mfg you should use the frame in front and behind the wheels.

I use a jack under the axle where the springs are bolted to the axle. I also use a board between the jack and the axles.

If your axles are on top of the spring pack you don't need the board.


Same here. But if you're pulling all 4 at once you may just want to raise the entire rig up on stands, just place the properly rated jack stands under the frame at the front and rear spring hangers. I'd drop my levelers or jacks as well. This always made me nervous, only did one side at a time.


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Posted: 11/01/19 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've only lifted the whole camper a few times (each day for a week while we dealt with frame damage). If I recall, we put jack stands behind the axles and then had the front of the camper supported by the landing gear.

If I recall correctly, put put the jack stands behind the axles and then raised the front of the camper until there was weight on the jack stands.

Then I proceeded to remove each wheel.

To remove a wheel, I'm not lifting the whole camper, I'm just lifting the tire. Rightly or wrongly, I do that by putting a jack on the axle between/next to where the U-Bolts connect to it.

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(And yes, I know there's debate over the safety of putting the bottle jack on LynxLevelers like that.)


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Posted: 11/01/19 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put the jack directly under the axle.

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Why use a jack? Build a wooden ramp. Loosen lugs, run "good" tire up the ramp. Change the tire. Run "good" tire down the ramp.


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Need to be real careful jacking directly on the axle tube. It can dent/deform fairly easily from the point load.

I use a piece steel angle to protect the axle tube if doing a single tire or one side of trailer when jacking.

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If you are lifting by the frame or with hydraylic levelers, do not lift all four wheels off the ground at one time. You could flip the shackles and that is a pain in the %%%%% to fix.

I would not jack a wheel up like in the pictures unless I had a jack with a large enough head to fit over both U bolts or some other type of pad. There is too much weight on a very small area the way the picture shows. I suspect that is why the axle mfg recommends using the frame.

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twodownzero wrote:

I put the jack directly under the axle.


You can bend the axle that way. Especially if you get away from the wheel.


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Drag the trailer to the tire shop and let them deal with it.


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