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I need to raise it up about a foot off the ground. Plan is to jack it up, slide boars under the tires, and the lower the jack back down.

Can i just jack on the bumper without bending it or the frame? I would jack where the frame meets the bumper.

How would you raise it up?

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Be sure to put the jack where the axles join the springs otherwise you run the risk of bending the frame.


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The bumper on a trailer is rarely structural. As TenOC suggests, the surest way is to jack the axle where it mounts to the suspension, as that unquestionably is sturdy enough to support the trailer (or indeed any other vehicle). It may be simpler to get or assemble a set of ramps to drive/pull it onto rather than jacking the trailer.





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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?


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Bumpers are mostly cosmetic. I have seen many pushed in, bent back, or almost torn off due to misuse.
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time2roll wrote:

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?


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Tbh, i would just make a ramp the correct height and pull or push the camper onto the blocks. 1 foot isnt a lot of height. After rasing it , you may need blocks for the stabilizers and toung also. Could you dig a hole for the honey wagon? If you didnt get one yet they sell low profile ones also.


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Sjm9911 wrote:

Tbh, i would just make a ramp the correct height and pull or push the camper onto the blocks. 1 foot isnt a lot of height. After rasing it , you may need blocks for the stabilizers and toung also. Could you dig a hole for the honey wagon? If you didnt get one yet they sell low profile ones also.


Ditto on ramps, 12 inches is a long way using bottle jacks. Floor jacks require a hard surface to work from, like concrete.


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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.

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