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Old 04-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Got a flat, where do I jack?

I have a 75 Argosy 26 and the back right tire is flat when I hitched up. Underneath, the axle that the PO had installed by Andy a few years back is clearly visible and I assume it is where I should jack but I am second guessing that.

Before I ruin the axle, if someone could shed some light I'd appreciate it.

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:06 PM   #3
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Don't jack on the axle! Jack on the axle mounting plate, if you have to. Easier way with a dual axle trailer is to run the two wheels of the "good" axle up onto ramps so it lifts the wheel you need to remove off the ground.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:37 AM   #4
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After using this product, I will never try and jack up my AS to change a tire. It is the only way to go. Inexpensive, safe and light weight. AS ought to have them as an option from the factory, IMHO.

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After using this product, I will never try and jack up my AS to change a tire. It is the only way to go. Inexpensive, safe and light weight. AS ought to have them as an option from the factory, IMHO.

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Why spend any money ??

Changing tires on any tandem or triaxle Airstream, is easier than a piece of cake.

Sinply pull the good tire up on a couple of 2 X 6's.

The flat tire will now hang in the air.

Cheap? You bet.

Safe? You bet.

Can a mistake be made? How??

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Old 05-25-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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What Pappy 19 Said

Fast, safe, efficient and non-destructive.
Why damage an axle or punch a hole in your shell with a misplaced jack?
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I am not sure about Arogosy but on Airstream there are small squares that provide a pinpoint of where to jack, that and the fact that there are words that say JACK with and arrow pointing to it as well. Mine are located behind the rear wheel area from the side about a foot or so. (guessing). Naturally if you have those ramps and the trailer hitched up you can follow the previous suggestions.
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I am not sure about Arogosy but on Airstream there are small squares that provide a pinpoint of where to jack, that and the fact that there are words that say JACK with and arrow pointing to it as well. Mine are located behind the rear wheel area from the side about a foot or so. (guessing). Naturally if you have those ramps and the trailer hitched up you can follow the previous suggestions.
Those are by FAR, the worst places to jack an Airstream or Argosy trailer.

WHY???

If you don't have the jack placed exactly "CORRECT", it will slip off and punch a hole in the underbelly and sometimes the floor.

How do I know??

Having serviced those products for almost 50 years, gives a person considerable experience with all kinds and types of issue's.

The only real safe place to jack up any Airstream or Argosy trailer is from the axle mounting plate.

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Why don't you use the Trailer Aid, Andy? If I was in your position, I's sell them by the dozen.
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Those are by FAR, the worst places to jack an Airstream or Argosy trailer.
WHY???
If you don't have the jack placed exactly "CORRECT", it will slip off and punch a hole in the underbelly and sometimes the floor.
How do I know??
Having serviced those products for almost 50 years, gives a person considerable experience with all kinds and types of issue's.

The only real safe place to jack up any Airstream or Argosy trailer is from the axle mounting plate.
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Hi Andy, if I want to store my tandem axle trailer on jack stands, do I jack up on the axle mounting plates then put the jack stand at the jacking point or vice versa? Is there a better way to keep the tires off the ground?

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Hi Andy, if I want to store my tandem axle trailer on jack stands, do I jack up on the axle mounting plates then put the jack stand at the jacking point or vice versa? Is there a better way to keep the tires off the ground?

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I have always recommended 6 jack stands.

2 on the A-frame just forward of the banana wraps, 2 on the axle mounting plates between the tires and 2 at the rear frame as it enters the banana wraps.

You can adjust the jack stands so that the tires don't even touch the ground.

That system works even when high winds hit the trailer.

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