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Old 03-29-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How do I jack up my AS?? (Thanks!!)

Just kidding! Got my new (to me) trailer home and blew a tire on the way. Was about six miles from home so I babied it the rest of the way. It appears to have your run of the mill radials on it, and the one that went was the worst of the four. I had heard about not jacking it up where you shouldn't so checked here, and wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone that posted my same question and the responders who answered them. It must get old with us noobs in here asking the same old questions over and over yet you patiently answer them again and again. Because of that I was able to read in fine detail what I need to do from a couple different viewpoints.

It's been raining and I've been doing taxes (supposedly) so I have to get outside and see if the "axle mounting plate" is obvious to me while looking at my trailer. Then I'm getting that tire replaced!

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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Just kidding! Got my new (to me) trailer home and blew a tire on the way. Was about six miles from home so I babied it the rest of the way. It appears to have your run of the mill radials on it, and the one that went was the worst of the four. I had heard about not jacking it up where you shouldn't so checked here, and wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone that posted my same question and the responders who answered them. It must get old with us noobs in here asking the same old questions over and over yet you patiently answer them again and again. Because of that I was able to read in fine detail what I need to do from a couple different viewpoints.

It's been raining and I've been doing taxes (supposedly) so I have to get outside and see if the "axle mounting plate" is obvious to me while looking at my trailer. Then I'm getting that tire replaced!

Thanks again everyone!
Use a ramp under the good tire, no need to worry about jack points.

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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So that search function really does work!

I'm impressed! For a new guy, you show promise!

While you're searching, You may want to look up DOT tire dates. Depending on who you talk to, RV tires should be replaced every 5 or 6 years. I just check last week with 2 local dealers, they both said 6 years unless other signs of wear or weather checking. The date is coded into the sidewall right after the DOT emblem. It's a four digit number, the first 2 are the week it was made, the second 2 is the year it was made. If you have a 3 digit number they're too old - built in the 90's.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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Never,Never jack up on the axel. It will bend it and cost you a new axel. This is the voice of experiance talking. I was lucky when my tire on the curb side started to wear out. My luck was that we were in Smithers B.C. Canada and they had a machine shop that could repair the axel. Axel repair 375, and four new tires radial for 459 was a good leson. In the future I will drive on a block and replace the bad or flat tire.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys. Yeah, these tires are shot, but good enough for sitting around the driveway. I don't have a tow vehicle at this time that I would trust taking it very far, or that will hold the whole family. I'm going to tinker with this trailer while assessing the tires/axles/brakes, using it on short mileages around here. If it is going to cost to much to get high miles roadworthy, I've got a freind's campsite I can park it on and enjoy it from there. Just starting to go through the systems, and have been pleasantly surprised when I find things working. Black water tank is falling off, but not leaking. I've strapped it up to get it home. But that's for another part of the forum.

As far as changing this tire, It's a PIA to hook it back up to the tow vehicle where I have it parked, and I have a variety of jacks available so I'll use the "axle mounting plate" method for this one. Had I searched the forums before parking the thing, I would have ramped it. I have learned so much from reading here it unbelievable!
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:24 PM   #6
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