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Old 07-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Can I jack up the Land Yacht on the rear bumper?

So im trying to replace the floor panel of the rear storage compartment inside the rear bumper. To get the old floor panel out i need to raise my yacht to drill out the old rivets. Can i place the front on jack stands and jack it up under the rear bumper? I dont want to bend or break anything! Whats the best way to go about this? Thanks everyone! And yes you guessed it im a newb.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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So im trying to replace the floor panel of the rear storage compartment inside the rear bumper. To get the old floor panel out i need to raise my yacht to drill out the old rivets. Can i place the front on jack stands and jack it up under the rear bumper? I dont want to bend or break anything! Whats the best way to go about this? Thanks everyone! And yes you guessed it im a newb.
No!

You can jack up your Airstream at the mounting plates for the axles. If you you use the bumper it could cause frame and skin damage. Hope this helps.
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I did use the front section of the frame extension that supports the bumper to lift our 63 Safari. (no frame rot)

You can see them on this side view of an Overlander. Maybe other owners will comment.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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I did use the front section of the frame extension that supports the bumper to lift our 63 Safari. (no frame rot)

You can see them on this side view of an Overlander. Maybe other owners will comment.
I really can't see the jack placement from your pic...

Do you have a larger pic?

Did you lift the Airstream off the ground from these points?
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Level ground - no complications?

You can only brace - and lift the sag out to level the ladder frame points once you lift the frame from the correct points. Its a C-channel and will collapse, bend, distort, stretch. There are dozens of posts here on the subject - the search function is your best bet to get the background to ask the right questions - here's two I've contributed to. Oh yeah, the risk is all you - don't even trust we can see how and what from our PC keyboards

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f175...ent-36822.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...tml#post419247

The vertical steel sheet that the axles mount to is the only place to safely lift the trailer from. There is room for 6x6 wood blocks to crib up the jack, and you will need a block of wood with the grain oriented across the plate steel length to keep it from splitting from the knife-edge effect, and you will need blocks to chock it up besides the jack blocks. You can't lift much at one time, a 4x4 height at a time then safely block it up, then go to the other side... blah blah.
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Back it up on some 2x10 pieces
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Wsmith gets the golden ring - if you don't " have " to lift the trailer 16 or 24 inches plus, there is always building up ramps out layers of 2x10 or 2x12 lumber or a combination of block and lumber...
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