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Old 04-04-2016, 06:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mrjkq View Post
Tomorrow I'll look for the jack points but not sure I'll find any as the belly pan covers everything. Think I'll call customer service in JC.
What does your owner's manual say about this?

Page 73/114 of this manual PDF has an illustration of your Jack point ID sign and the actual jack plate:

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Old 04-04-2016, 06:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by OTRA15 View Post
Jim, maybe your 2007 model never had a belly pan?
I'm thinking it would be a one-of-a-kind Airstream if it didn't. I'll be calling JC tomorrow to ask, but I'm sure I know the answer.

Even though I bought it through a dealer (consignment sale), I've had contact with the PO. I just emailed him to ask whether the belly pan was in place when he bought the trailer.

This has me...perturbed.


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Old 04-04-2016, 06:52 PM   #17
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You have to watch garages and tire stores. They are used to jacking up the axle. They may not like it too much when you tell them otherwise.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:56 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by AirstreamJim View Post
I looked and looked and looked again for the jack point label on my '07 Safari 25FB but it was nowhere to be found. I told the tire installer to use 4 floor jacks, one fore and aft of the axles on each side, under the main frame rails.

I would not jack up any trailer like this, it may not be structured to be raised this way. Most jack points are AFT of the tires, with the front AS OEM jack intended to carry all the load in front of the tires. Intoducing a new jack between the tires and the existing front jack is asking for trouble in my personal opinion.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:17 PM   #19
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As Doug mentioned - if you've got something like this for a double axle trailer you will be fine - it's what I brought with me to Town Far Tire for the installation of my Michelins. They had no problem doing them one at a time and having me drive it on and off all 4 tires. Good luck!
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:35 PM   #20
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After someone bent our back axle a couple of years ago we use the ramp. I drive it on and off. Works great.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:10 PM   #21
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Tire companies are not all competent. Many will do thousands of dollars of damage to your unit, if you do not properly supervise them. Use the ramps or stair-step leveling blocks to be safe. Do not let them use their air wrenches to tighten your lug nuts.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:13 PM   #22

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:09 PM   #23
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Noted -- front OEM trailer motorized tongue jack on the ground, and no new jacks between it and the front tires. With superior knowledge of Airstream structure and suspensions, clearly you know where to put jack stands safely, so the tires can be removed entirely. Newcomers may not have your level of knowledge. When in doubt, follow the owner's manual IMO.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:12 AM   #24
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No matter who it is, I don't trust a jack on my AS, and I have used this product many times and it works flawlessly.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:20 AM   #25
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I use Trailer Aid ramps on both sides.
Back the rear tires up onto the ramps.
Change the front wheels.
Drive the front tires onto the ramps.
Change the back tires.
Seems like less work and safer than a floor jack to me-
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:23 AM   #26
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Why not just use the ramp method at home and do it yourself. It is entirely safe, real easy, and lets you get familiar with the process should you ever have a trailer flat out on the road.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:50 AM   #27
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When I had my Casita I had new tires installed and the techs wanted to jack the trailer up from the Dexter axles. Luckily I was supervising but they gave me an argument before they complied. Never trust a tire tech who listens to grudge music in the background.

The company that installed my Michelins on the Airstream jack it up in the same manner as Robert showed.

For me it appears the ramp method is the safest and easiest.

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Old 04-05-2016, 12:29 PM   #28
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Wow...I wonder, if the belly pan is missing, maybe the jack point plates and labels are missing too

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