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Old 11-27-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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My 2010 23 FB Flying Cloud manual recommends jacking at the designated spot, marked by a decal pointing to a plate where the jack should lift, right in front of the rear stabilizing pad.
This works fine when the trailer is not attached to the TV but not worth a hoot when attached; it just puts the weight on the TV and it hunkers down making my jack unable to lift the axles clear.
What is wrong with jacking on the frame between the tires?

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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What is wrong with jacking on the frame between the tires?
Hi, nothing wrong with that; Actually some of us prefer to use a bottle jack on the axle mounting plates. The other way is fine if you have the tongue jack holding the front up.


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Old 11-27-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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I jack under the mounting plates as in this pic (not my pic). I'm careful of the tanks located very closely nearby.

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:33 AM   #4
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Jacking/Changing a Flat

Greetings Matt,
While traveling with a tandem axle, I carry a 2 x 6 board about 14" in length. There is another 2 x6 board attached on the top of it that is stair stepped(shorter in length)...When a wheel needs to be removed and the spare used, I just place the stair step board behind/or in front of the good wheel/tire and pull up onto it...lifts approx. 4 ", but enough to add the spare. I think it is safer and faster changing a flat. My brother-in-law and I have changed several flats in approx. 15 min. and were back on the road. Just thought this might be something I would pass along.

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