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Posted: 11/13/20 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

swimmer_spe wrote:

Parking it at a seasonal site but needing it high enough for the honey wagon to get under the pipe.
OK I would tend to extend the pipe to be convenient.

Otherwise jack on the frame not the bumper.


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I use a floor jack with a stack of 2x4s to get the height needed. Jack point is the frame close to the spring hanger. Then I set the frame on 12T jack stands.

To just change a single tire I use a small hydraulic to lift the axle direct just enough to get the tire half inch off the ground. I jack on the U-bold to avoid axle tube damage.

What work are you doing?


I did this to replace all 4 tires, 2 tires at a time, one side at a time. I think my jack stands were 3 ton each. Bottle jack is 9 ton placed just in front and just behind the spring shackles. Trailer gross weight loaded at the time was about 6000.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

1999 Rockwood Ultralight

Plan is to jack it up, slide boars under the tires, and the lower the jack back down.


Sliding a boar under the tires is dangerous. They are mean and will try to bite you. Also, they will probably get away before you can lower the jacks back down.

Sorry..............couldn't resist.

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dryfly wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

1999 Rockwood Ultralight

Plan is to jack it up, slide boars under the tires, and the lower the jack back down.


Sliding a boar under the tires is dangerous. They are mean and will try to bite you. Also, they will probably get away before you can lower the jacks back down.

Sorry..............couldn't resist.


You win!!!!

So, How else do you get a boar under an RV?

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Generally jacking at bumper not good idea on RV

My favorite position for jackinmg depends on if I wish to lift the tire off the ground but. Under the axle where the springs attach for tire lifting.
Where the springs attach to the frame for other lifting.


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swimmer_spe wrote:

I cannot do ramps. There is a bar that hangs down to catch the curb at the back that would prevent me from using ramps. Those would catch the ramps.
you can pull forward on them also. Make like a step chock. Move peices as needed. Go up a few inches, move the blocks around to the front and add another board. Jacking will work also, but you will need a level surface and a good base for a bottle jack. And dont put your hands under the tires ,just incase!


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So this will be a semi permanent raising?

Bottle jack under bottom spring leaf next to axle & lift as planned. Up, transfer weight back to wheel, re block, lift again, transfer etc. till you are at the height you want to be.


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Veebyes wrote:

So this will be a semi permanent raising?

Bottle jack under bottom spring leaf next to axle & lift as planned. Up, transfer weight back to wheel, re block, lift again, transfer etc. till you are at the height you want to be.


Yes, it will be semi permanent.

That was what I was avoiding having to do, but it sounds like the best way to prevent damage.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

dryfly wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

1999 Rockwood Ultralight

Plan is to jack it up, slide boars under the tires, and the lower the jack back down.


Sliding a boar under the tires is dangerous. They are mean and will try to bite you. Also, they will probably get away before you can lower the jacks back down.

Sorry..............couldn't resist.


You win!!!!

So, How else do you get a boar under an RV?



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Sorry..............couldn't resist.
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