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Old 07-31-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Jack Points on 21 ft. 1995 Sovereign?

I've got two flats on one side of my Sovereign.

There's lots of pictures on internet showing small metal plates marking the point for jacking, but I can't find anything like that on my Soverieign.

Attached is a photo of a large metal bar (found on both sides of trailer) which I suspect is attached to frame.

Can anyone help me find the jack point?

Thanks,
john
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Hi John. I think that metal extension is a skid to prevent damage if you drag your tail. My Safari has one too and it sure won't hold the weight of the coach -- it will deform in fact -- ask how I know... .

I've seen the 'jack point' stickers on belly wrap. Anyone is lucky if they have one or two that haven't blown off over the years. The belly wrap obscures the fairly narrow frame and these 'jack points' generally should be used only for stabilizers. Forums members have posted photos of a jack impaling through their belly wrap when they attempted to jack on one of these seemingly designated areas.

Jacking to remove a wheel? Place the jack under the exposed, flat heavy frame that the axles are attached to.

I carry a bottle jack with me if ever a road hazard should flatten two tires on one side. I carry a wheel ramp for the other 99% of situations. Keep the trailer hitched to the TV and pull or push the good tire up onto the wheel ramp. The other axle on that side will be suspended in mid-air all ready to work on. Set the emergency brake, put down a couple wheel chocks and you're on your way. Very simple!
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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I've got two flats on one side of my Sovereign.

There's lots of pictures on internet showing small metal plates marking the point for jacking, but I can't find anything like that on my Soverieign.

Attached is a photo of a large metal bar (found on both sides of trailer) which I suspect is attached to frame.

Can anyone help me find the jack point?

Thanks,
john
John.

The plates you show are skid plates, not lifting plates.

Place your jack between the wheels and lift on the "axle mounting plate" which is the plate that the axles are bolted to.

The other "jacK" labels, if they are on the underbelly, are for stabilizing jacks ONLY, never lifting jacks.

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Another picture of proposed jack point

Thanks for the help,
I'm attaching another photo with my best guess at jack point.
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Thanks for the help,
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John.

Wrong.

Place the jack on the axle mounting plate, "rearward" of the tire, never forward.

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