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Old 08-07-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Pulling all 4 wheels at once

I want to get my rims painted, while I have them off will do brakes and bearings and get new tires. Any advice on jack stands etc.. before I try this? I have a level asphalt area, ( a secure parking lot) to park it in while I'm doing the work. Its going to take about 2 weeks start to finish. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-07-2006, 09:51 PM   #2
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there has been many a debate on this issue. doing it wrong can lead to personal injury and severe damage to your trailer.

the safest way is to do two wheels at a time by pulling one axle at a time up on a set of ramped wood blocks. do one axle then the other.

the next way is to use jack stands placed on the axle plate between the wheels. leaving it this way for 2 weeks is really risking it if the jacks are on asphalt. i see you are in the south where it gets hot. possibly a bad idea!

the last and worst way is to use the factory jack locations that have a sticker or a diamond shaped piece of aluminum riveted to the underside. it is risky because the jack has to be placed exactly on the frame! if not the jack will slip and go right through the floor! there is still some debate about using this location at all because of the distance of the jack location is so far back that there is a risk of wrinkling the skin of the trailer.

i have used the ramp method and the axle plate method before with success.

the ramp method is the safest.


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Old 08-07-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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Done! ! axel at a time it is. I have the crazy orange giant legos for ramps from a former life as a Jayco owner. THANK YOU!
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