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Old 04-04-2016, 05:10 PM   #1
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Best way to jack up an Aistream 25 ft

Replacing my GYM tires later this week & curious as to the proper procedure to jack up using a floor jack. I want to make sure the installer does it correct. Thanks,
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Use the designated jacking points.
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Use the designated jacking points.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:20 PM   #4
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Check in your manual, should be as described.

On mine (27' FC) they are about 1' inboard of the large 'JACK' label on either side.

Look for a small (3" or so) square plate.

But, again, this should be in the manual.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:30 PM   #5
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You can also pull one wheel at a time onto boards or blocks and the other wheel will lift into the air for changing. I think that's the easiest and safest. Some people jack them under the axle mounting plate.

The most important thing is to never, ever put a jack under the axles themselves as that can bend the axle.
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Never did trust the DJP's....

Every Winter it gets 'jacked' here....

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Check in your manual, should be as described.



On mine (27' FC) they are about 1' inboard of the large 'JACK' label on either side.



Look for a small (3" or so) square plate.



But, again, this should be in the manual.

Yep, crappy manuals but they do contain some good information for some light reading.
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I always jack from the designated points, placing a small block of wood between the jack and the belly pan.
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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.

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Old 04-04-2016, 06:47 PM   #10
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Jim sounds like your frame rails are exposed? Not so on our FC20 and many newer trailers with a bottom skin under the framing. Jack points labeled and detailed in the manual. Does your manual say anything about jacking the trailer up?

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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.
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Well I'll be damned. I'm feeling quite stupid right now. You see, of all the things I looked at - and I thought I touched/played with everything - I didn't look critically at the belly pan when I picked up the Airstream 3 weeks ago. I looked underneath, and it somehow didn't register that I could see everything!

Yes, my frame rails are exposed. There is no belly pan. All the tanks are out there in plain sight. The thing is, there's no evidence (like rivet holes) that there ever was one.

So now what? What's it going to cost to have it replaced? Jeez!

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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.
We have the same model Joe. If you look underneath near the stabilizer jacks in the back you should see the "Jack" with an arrow pointing to the jacking point. Look at this video. At 9:20 into it Patrick points it out:

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Jim, maybe your 2007 model never had a belly pan? What does your manual say about jacking up the trailer?

On page 42 of 103 in this 2007 Safari manual, it refers to Jack labels on the underbelly pointing to jack points:

https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...safari2007.pdf

Although these online manuals often differ from the hard copy in your trailer.

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"To CHANGE A TIRE with a jack see the label affixed to the underbelly to the rear of the wheels. This label, says JACK with an arrow and points to a plate riveted to the mainframe rail where the jack head must be placed. A flat tire may also be change without the aid of a jack. Drive the unit up on a ramp 8’ wide, 6” high, and about 3 feet long at its base. Position the good tire on the ramp. This will raise the flat tire clear of the ground."
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