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Old 01-02-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Single axle replacement

I have a 66 Safari single axle. I have searched high and low for a clear description of how to jack up the trailer to get the axle off. Most just say to "ramp it up with the other axle" which won't work with our single axles. They also discuss jacking only at the axle mounting plates. There are also many warnings about not jacking in the wrong place or you'll damage something. OK then. How in the world can I get out a single axle while only jacking at the axle mounting plates?????? Thanks for your suggestions. I donít want to cause any unnecessary damage while trying to improve the trailer. By the way the trailers name is Sanchez.

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Old 01-02-2005, 10:31 AM   #2
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What are you putting on in place of the current axel? I fear that if you are finding jacking it up to be a challenge then you may really be in for some funny talking when you go to put on a new one. These are not plug and play parts.

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Old 01-02-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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I don't think a replacement from Inland would create much funny talking.

So can I jack up the trailer at the frame on either side of the axle and put jack stand there while I slide the single axle out?
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You jack a single axle Airstream rearward of the axle and place the jack on the axle mounting plate.

You then replace the jack with a "jack stand."

Do that on both sides.

Make sure the trailer is on a solid surface.

Also, while the trailer is in the air, "DO NOT" allow anyone to enter the trailer.

You can then safely replace the axle and/or shocks.

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