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Old 02-08-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Jacking up a '67 safari

After reading most of the posts on axle replacements, esp on older Airstreams, we decided to give our trailer a good going over to see where we stand. We are having trouble finding a spot to jack the trailer up to get at the axles. We've read there is supposed to be a section underneath to put the jacks on, but we are unable to find it, and we are
hesitant to jack it up and cause more problems than we may ultimately find.
Anyone out there ever replaced the axles on their 67 safari, and if so, where did you jack it up?
Any suggestions would be helpful.
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David & Janet
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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After reading most of the posts on axle replacements, esp on older Airstreams, we decided to give our trailer a good going over to see where we stand. We are having trouble finding a spot to jack the trailer up to get at the axles. We've read there is supposed to be a section underneath to put the jacks on, but we are unable to find it, and we are
hesitant to jack it up and cause more problems than we may ultimately find.
Anyone out there ever replaced the axles on their 67 safari, and if so, where did you jack it up?
Any suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks
David & Janet
The axle is bolted to an "axle mounting plate."

That plate is welded to the side of the frame, for the purpose of axle mounting, and protrudes below the frame.

You can place a floor jack or a bottle jack on the axle mounting plate, rearward of the axle.

You can then add a "jack stand" to that same place, then change the axle or brake work or whatever.

CAUTION: Make sure you use good jack stands, to support the weight. Also when the trailer is up on jack stands, DO NOT allow anyone to open the entrance door or get inside the trailer.

Andy
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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Where the axle and the shock absorber attach is the place to jack up your trailer. What I did was jack up the trailer on both sides brace with jack stands and use to floor jacks to drop and lift the axle into place. I also put stands on the corners of the frame just in case it shifted. Hope this helps.
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