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Old 03-06-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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Jack points and Duratorque axles

Dear Forum members, Heeeeeeeeeeelp! I bought a 22' Argosy in Dec. of 04 and am wanting to jack the coach up to work on the wheels/bearings/inspect it all. Where do I jack the trailer up and are duratorque torsion bars OK at a neutral position versus a negative angle? Thanks from the Newby
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While my coach predates that axle my recolection is to jack at the axle mounting plate and not on the tube.

If the arm is level or up hill from the pivot the axle is concidered bad. It should have a downward angle. Should be a lot of axle info if you click the "forum" at the top left and look back a few pages where you posted this question to confirm.

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Thanks for info on the jack points and axle. I was afraid I might be in for some new axles but as they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Have also learned from other threads that with tandem axles one can elevate one set of wheels and the other set will hang free for maintenance.
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Thanks for info on the jack points and axle. I was afraid I might be in for some new axles but as they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Have also learned from other threads that with tandem axles one can elevate one set of wheels and the other set will hang free for maintenance.
Very true. I have done so with an Argosy 24 and a pair of 7000 pound ramps. A spotter is a must, so you don't overshoot.
If you don't feel comfortable with that, you can always stack leveler block up until the non-lifting axle has the tires clear of the ground.
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