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Old 09-08-2013, 05:13 AM   #15
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Thanks to everybody for your input! I really appreciate it. One more question - is it better to leave the Airstream hitched to the tow vehicle or not when I jack it up?

We are leaving today on a 4 day trip to Ft. Desoto Park and when we return I'll get started on this little project.

Again - THANKS!

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Old 09-08-2013, 05:22 AM   #16
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If you are on level ground with the other wheel chocked it really doesn't make a difference.

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:29 AM   #17
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What I finally used was the bottle jack that came with my Toyota Tundra truck.

Because I have a single axle trailer the use of of a floor jack or a regular bottle jack required a very sharp placement angle to lift at the axle mounting plate where it is bolted to the frame and is actually behind the tire.

The Tundra bottle jack handle cranks in a circle rather than being pumped up and down under the belly of the trailer. The Tundra jack handle will swivel at an angle and come out from under the trailer. The handle is very long too.

I used this on a concrete driveway that was level and for safety I used a 3 ton jack stand that I placed under the axle plate as I lifted the trailer.

It worked great and the installation of the Centramatic wheel balancers was easy.

Thanks for all your help!

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