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Old 07-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #15
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How about a scissor jack under the axle? My AS is super light. I've heard of people using the plate that bolts to the frame that the axles are bolted to. Has anyone modified frame to accept a jack?
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:43 PM   #16
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Fortunately I haven't experienced a flat on the AS. However, I did purchase the Anderson Rapid Jack. It raises one tire high enough to get the flat one off the ground (I hope).
Here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Manuf...ZZPEENCF0J4XWC
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:03 PM   #17
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I use Andersen Levelers with a 4 inch rise. That is plenty to remove and install a tire on my Safari.
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #18
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I carry the lynx blocks and a bottle jack.

If most of the weight is on the lynx blocks the bottle jack can be used under the axle with the flat, gently, to pick up an inch or two.
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How about a scissor jack under the axle? My AS is super light. I've heard of people using the plate that bolts to the frame that the axles are bolted to. Has anyone modified frame to accept a jack?
You shouldn't jack on the axles themselves. The axle flange (the piece of heavy angle that has the notch(es) for the axle(s) is good for lifting the trailer, but the axle tube can bend.

The flange doesn't really require any modification to use for jacking, just center the top of your jack on the flange and lift.
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:49 PM   #19
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I have a few 2x6's that I use for leveling. I think I have enough to raise it high enough to get the wheel off. If not I also carry a bottle jack. I use it all the time when servicing the brakes & bearings etc. AND yes you can drive it a short distance with one wheel removed. Hope that's never necessary but then again " You never know".
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:37 PM   #20
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Depending on which truck you have, your truck jack may lift the Airstream, especially if you have a 3/4 ton or 1 ton.
My jack in my 1/2 ton won't-
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:43 PM   #21
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There are people on here much more qualified to speak to this issue than myself, but I think they would.
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Two sets of Lynx levelers is what we have always used.

I carry a bottle jack as well - mainly in case we have problems with our tongue jack, but for changing a wheel I feel safer using the lynx Levelers.

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Old 07-23-2015, 06:16 PM   #22
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Jammer is right...you want to spread out the weight. I keep a 2-ton scissor jack (25 lbs) in the rear compartment with a 6"x6"x2" block. Just make sure to keep the jack from rolling and center the wood block on the AS' jack plate. I found this to be stable arrangement for my tire changes. jon
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #23
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Is it true, I've heard that once you get the tire off that you can ride on just one tire at a reduced speed just to get to the next exit to have tire repaired.

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Take off the wheel if you can. If you can't you can still tow for a limited distance it if you are ok with sacrificing the tire. Go real slow so the tire won't tear up your wheel well when it comes apart.
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Folks,

Many tow with 1/2 or 3/4 ton pickups. The jack supplied with the truck deserves a look for use lifting your AS.

I have a 30' S/O pretty heavy and I've raised one side of it with the Jack that came with my 3/4 ton pickup.

I found a jack from a 1 ton pickup it has a bigger base and does a great job of lifting the AS.

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Old 07-23-2015, 08:06 PM   #25
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In case you have a flat

I use Lynx blocks on my 28ft whenever I need to remove tire/ wheels for wheel bearing servicing lifting one wheel at a time then backing up to lift the next one.Easy deal ...one set is all you need to do this.


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My AS has jacking points that are there for raising the trailer. Using the axel as a raising point will damage the intended curve of it. This is also important to point out to anyone else trying to jack up your trailer (new tires, etc.)
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My AS has jacking points that are there for raising the trailer. Using the axel as a raising point will damage the intended curve of it. This is also important to point out to anyone else trying to jack up your trailer (new tires, etc.)

This is not true.If it was then every speed bump that you went over slowly along with every bump in the roar that you went over would bend the axle.
If don't jack up all four corners at the same time with 4 bottle jacks u are loading the axles or putting undo stress on your trailer frame and TV hitch also.
Common sense goes a long way.You can't leave one axel on blocks for months nor would lift higher than u need to remove the tire and wheel.


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Old 07-23-2015, 08:53 PM   #28
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Hi all,
I carry a Trailer Assist, a simple ramp that is easy to store. I think I purchased mine from Camping World. I also carry a 12v air pump and a 12v impact wrench. Shoulder problems make it necessary to have these helps along.
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