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Old 05-15-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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jacking points

Does anybody know where the jacking points are for a 26' twin? Thanks
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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For what reason do you want to jack up the coach?
Typically on a tandem axle trailer. The method of using ramps to raise one axle at a time.
It is by far the safest way to raise the coach.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! I totally agree that using ramps are the best and safest way to work on one of two axles. In fact, this is the method we used to install new axles last month. What I'm concerned about is in the event we're traveling, having a flat tire and i don't have my ramps with me. I know the manual says that you can remove the faulty tire and are able to continue on your journey for a max of 100 miles at a speed of 30 mph or less, but removing or replacing the tire would probably require a jack. So I would really like to know where to jack it up. Plus, I'm just curious where the jacking points are. I wonder if they're are any jacking point stickers that haven't fallen off after 39 years
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Just drive one tire up on blocks and the other will be clear of the ground. Jim
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BUT, in answer to your question there should be 2 points indicated on the belly pan to the rear of the wheels that are jacking points. Look for a diamond shape rivited there. From these points ( one on each side ) you can lift both wheels. I use a piece of 3/4" plywood to help spread the lifting pressure. ( these also serve as bases for the stabilizers ). Do not, under any circumstances, try to lift by the axles. To change a tire along the road drive one wheel up on a couple of blocks of wood and raise the other wheel. I hope you carry a few blocks to aid with leveling ???? It will be much easier and safer than jacking.
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An AS dealer told me that you can jack any AS from any point on the longitudal frame members. Do not use the cross members.
It's always worked for me......for whatever it's worth.
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Mike -

Just behind the rear wheel there is a section of the frame that the axles are bolted to - instead of the C-channel frame rail, there is a section of 4"/5" angle hanging down. If you look, you can see the end of it where it slopes back up to meet the main frame rail.

That is your jacking point - place the jack as close to the rear wheel as you can and proceed.

Be sure and loosen the lug nuts before you get the tire off the ground.



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Instead of ramps, you might just consider carrying a couple of sets of Lynx levellers which can serve multiple purposes.

They can easily be configured as a ramp to change a tire, used to level your trailer side to side if needed on a bad site, or used as pads under the stabilizers, as many as needed, if your site is on a bad slope front to back.

They are light weight don't take up much space when stored, and ours remain in the trailer at all times just tucked in one side of the back storage bay.

Cheaper at Walmart than at Camping World I think.

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Thanks. I really appreciate the posts! It's just interesting to me how airstream picked that particular spot to be a jacking point. From what I've seen so far, there's no difference in the frame at that point. Maybe it has something to do with the center of gravity. Sorry for kicking a dead horse.
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