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Old 09-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Jacking question

As I am getting ready to paint my wheels on my Argosy 20, I am unsure where to put a jack and don't want to damage anything. Also, what type of jack is a safe bet to carry with on the road. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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I seriously doubt the spot is still marked on your trailer because of it's age, but they come from the factory with a spot marked on the frame behind the axles of where to place the jack.

But that aside, there is a plate where the axles are bolted to the frame, and the trailer can be safely jacked under that plate.

I use the jack from my truck, or drive one wheel up on a block to lift the other, but that won't work on your 20' because I believe it is a single axle. I must use a 4X4 block with the truck jack.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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Foolproof.
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Foolproof.
Not on the OPs single axle.
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Along with some wood blocks I carry a 6t hydraulic jack. I have 2 axles so could use the block method most times but for the time that won't work I have the jack. They'e available from many sources and not expensive. Good insurance. Mine was only around $25 or so. For a smaller trailer you don't need a 6t and then smaller ones are even cheaper.
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Not on the OPs single axle.
LOL ... us singles have to stick together ...
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Not on the OPs single axle.
Oops! My bad.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #8
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My 2006 Bambi 19' is marked on the curb side only, behind the tire on the bottom of the trailer. Although street side not marked, can I assume the left lifting spot is adjacent to, or directly across, from the right side spot? Sorry to butt in.
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