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Old 11-09-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Hey folks, my built in jacks are rusted out. I am looking for insight on the best underbelly places to place new jacks. Afraid I might break through the fragile weathered bottom.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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Hey folks, my built in jacks are rusted out. I am looking for insight on the best underbelly places to place new jacks. Afraid I might break through the fragile weathered bottom.
Thanks for insights.
I've never seen "built in jacks" other than the tongue jack, but your trailer may be equipped with bolt on stabilizers. Many people confuse them with jacks, but they are not for lifting, just stabilizing.

If I were going to replace them, I would try to find the exact same stabilizers and reattach them to the same place. In any event, they must be attached to the frame.

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Hey folks, my built in jacks are rusted out. I am looking for insight on the best underbelly places to place new jacks. Afraid I might break through the fragile weathered bottom.
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Do you mean stabilizers?
If you replace the stabilizers, you will remove the old ones and put the new ones where the were.
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I suppose my real question is f I am placing Jacks underneath my land yacht, where is the most dependable and stable place to position them? I'm afraid I'll puncture the bottom. I have 6 jacks and would like to raise the vehicle high enough to have the wheels off the ground. Thanks for your insights.
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I suppose my real question is f I am placing Jacks underneath my land yacht, where is the most dependable and stable place to position them? I'm afraid I'll puncture the bottom. I have 6 jacks and would like to raise the vehicle high enough to have the wheels off the ground. Thanks for your insights.
You only need two if they are big and capable enough, and are on stable footing such as concrete. Place them under the axle mounting plate on each side, and use the tongue jack in the front. If you have no tongue jack, use another jack stand under the tongue.

Actually using more than two might cause a unequal loading of the frame and introduce a twist.

I've removed all the tires and wheels from my trailers like this several times without problems.
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