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Birdie66

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Posted: 11/15/20 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello All,
I’m stuck in the middle of no where with a flat tire.
I have 2 20 ton bottle jacks and a 1/2” impact ratchet and a socket.
I don’t know where to place the jacks,
Do I need both jacks?
1989 Mallard 28’ Class A P30 Chassis
Please help, I’ve been in an old for 4 days.
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Birdie

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Posted: 11/15/20 01:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1 Jack, under the 'A' frame
or under the axel by the spring.
break the nut's torque prior to removing the Jack.


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Break the lug nuts loose before jacking. It's usually easier as well to do the final tightening once the jack is removed. Securely chock the diagonally opposite wheel.

For a rear tire, jacking the axle under the spring mount is always safe as that part is always carrying the weight. For the front it depends a bit more on the specific chassis, but it's usually not too tricky to figure out. One jack should suffice just fine.

Hopefully it goes without saying, but do not put any of your body parts under the vehicle while it's supported by the jack. If the jack should slip, they could get crushed, and that's not good for your health and well-being.





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Thank you, Both!!
I’m so terrified of making things worse. I read that I have to lift both front and back or that I risk breaking the cabin. Is front tire, btw. I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with those dual tires in back... yet!

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Posted: 11/15/20 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Change a dual at home under ideal conditions before you need to do it on the road shoulder in the rain, cold and wind at night.


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How old are the tires?


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Lifting just one wheel is no different than driving over a lump or speed bump; the suspension can easily take a few inches (or more) of movement on any wheel. If you're lifting it a couple feet, it would be a different story and you probably should be thinking of how to keep the frame from racking. But for changing a tire or such things, there's no need to worry.

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Likely to late now, but pull the flat up on a ramp/block to get the hub as high as normal, then jack it up. When you are ready to put tire back on you know you will not have to get under to raise it a little bit more. That bit is when most likely to slip, and with no wheel in place, most chance of damage.

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Birdie66 wrote:

Thank you, Both!!
I’m so terrified of making things worse. I read that I have to lift both front and back or that I risk breaking the cabin. Is front tire, btw. I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with those dual tires in back... yet!


You read all sorts of **** that's not true. Now let me ask you a question.. Everywhere you drive is it flat as a pool table.. NO, you have pot holes and uneven ground..

Have you ever had to put a plank under a wheel or use your RV's jacks to level it.. YES. You are not going to lift the wheel that much.

AND IN FACT if that little bit would have damaged it just sitting there with the flat tire would damage it.. So that "Breaking the cabin" well if you lifted it like 5 feet perhaps. but 5 inches. no.


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You are WONDERFUL people and my angels!
I can’t thank you enough!!
I will get back when I’m ready to get on the road. xoxox

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