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Old 11-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Working on and inspecting the belly...

What is the best way for me to get the girl up so that I can check and work on the belly... Thanks
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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What is the best way for me to get the girl up so that I can check and work on the belly... Thanks
Hydraulic floor jack & assorted jack stands positioned under the main frame rails.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Thanks.... Will have to wait... Its cold and rainy here... I know were weather wimps in FL
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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When I was working on my underbelly, I made a small "lift" that was basically a stack of two 2x12 pieces of wood, with enough room for a wheel chock at each end. I jacked up the trailer and inserted these under each wheel. I found that the extra 3" gave me adequate room to roll around underneath the trailer on a mechanic's creeper.

Interesting side note--I drove from Houston to Defuniak Springs, FL to buy my trailer 2 years ago--been working on it ever since!

Good luck!
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #5
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Depends... I built a set of ramps out of 2x12's that were about 6" high. I have also used a hydraulic jack and jack stands. Prefer the 2x12 method.

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