Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2014, 11:39 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Seattle Area , Washington
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 6
Where to place Jack Stands on '73 Tradewind?

I have a 1973 25' Tradewind project. The first part is getting it jacked up and level to work on.

At the moment, it has 3 flat tires and one half-flat. The flats are slow, so I can fill the tires and they're good for a week or so, but I obviously need to get them off and either repaired or replaced.

I'd like to get it up on jack stands. I have 4 of these I can use:

Aluminum Jack Stands - 3 Ton



The questions: Can I use these and, if so, were do I place them under the trailer?
__________________

__________________
73project is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,156
I find these stands useful for doing short term maintenance jobs such as wheel bearings / brakes and tires. For lifting a trailer for a long term job I would feel more comfortable using 6x6 lumber in short lengths as cribbing to give me a
strong / stable platform. You can then raise it as high as you feel you need and have long term stability. You might even find that you need more cribbing points to fine tune the frame and keep it straight and level for welding and such. These stands are certainly keepers for all kinds of stuff but not for everything. That's my opinion and it's worth exactly what you paid for it.

See ya on the road sometime.
__________________

__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Seattle Area , Washington
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 6
Thanks, polarlyse! Cribbing is a good idea. But I guess my question still stands...where does one then place the cribbing?
__________________
73project is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,156
Inboard of the outriggers you have 2 longitudinal frame rails. They run front to rear. The outriggers are welded on the outboard side of these rails and there are cross members that run between them. If your belly pan is off these are quite obvious but the belly pan will cover and obscure their positioning. My trailers have had a lifting jack position indicated on the belly pan aft of the rear wheels along the long frame rail. Using this as a lifting point you can build your cribbing along this rail in 2 or 3 positions on each side to give you a stable platform. If you do some searching you can find plenty of photo's here on the forum from people that have done this and it will give you some insight. What type of work are you looking to be doing ???? Just use care to position the cribbing in such a way as to allow access to where you'll be working. If you plan to remove the belly pan then cribbing would interfere so you'll need to allow access to drill rivets and remove the pan. Good luck with your project.
__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single mattress/jack stands/ 97 25' Safari mkrushr Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 0 07-19-2009 10:21 AM
jack stands out4trout 1968 Overlander 6 12-15-2007 10:06 AM
vintage jack stands pcasa Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10 08-09-2007 08:18 AM
Use of jack stands results in crushed propane line ghatfield Hitches, Couplers & Balls 9 06-25-2007 08:02 AM
using 6 jack stands. rama777 Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 7 11-30-2006 05:20 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.