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Old 07-15-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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jack points

My 79 Minuet 7.3 manuel explains that blocks should be used under one wheel to lift the other one off the ground. This is ok for changing a flat but I've got to get the unit inspected and they aren't going to go to that trouble to check the brakes on each of 4 wheels.
Are there any specific places on the frame to use a standard jack to change a tire? Or can a pce of metal be used from axel to axel to spread the load for example?
I can have some sort of steel supports welded to the frame if necessary easily enough. Just trying to find out if anyone else has solved this problem. Or is it a problem?
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Follow the instructions in the book. do not jack under the axles even with a spreader plate. Jack only where the frame contacts the belly pan.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #3
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We've had good luck jacking on the piece of frame coming down between the axles. A narrow floor jack will fit between the tires.
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Hi Tarnished,
I think you would not be out of line to ask the seller to hook up either their TV or yours to see if all the lights and brakes work. It would not take much to do that and pull it up on blocks. While you had the tires off the ground, give them a good spin to see if any knots are showing.
Fixing the lights can be a pain. You are the one who will be towing it home and need to know what you are up against.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas.
Joe: this is for my state inspection sticker. These guys are in a hurry and not necessarrily concerned with the well being of my 32 yr old Minuet. I know that everything is fine but they are kind of tough in VA when it comes to trailer brakes.
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Thanks for the ideas.
Joe: this is for my state inspection sticker. These guys are in a hurry and not necessarrily concerned with the well being of my 32 yr old Minuet. I know that everything is fine but they are kind of tough in VA when it comes to trailer brakes.
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When you find the right jacking points, MARK THEM! A piece of red reflective tape should suffice, as long as you don't have any OTHER red reflective tape down there.

With the jacking points marked for future reference, you don't have to go through the whole rigamarole every time you have an inspection done. Or get a tire changed by roadside assistance. Or whatever. All you'd have to say is, "Put the jack on the red tape."
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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I've never seen a state government worker in a hurry.
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I've never seen a state government worker in a hurry.
You've never asked for a few minutes of their time just before their lunch break.
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I forgot about lunch time. But back to the issue at hand. Brake inspection.
I guess if I were doing it. I lay out some gravel on the pavement, then have the trailer pull onto it and apply the brakes. If all if the tires skid, the brakes work. No jacking of the trailer. Do these inspectors pull the brake drums to check their condition along with how much lining is left on the brakes? If not, it's pointless.
I'd bet it's just a way for the state to get more money.
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Yes they usually pull one wheel on each side to check the shoes.
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How about when its time to punch out and go home? Sal.
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