every once in a while an issue that's been beat to death...
and put to rest,
there are lots of threads here on 'where to jack up' or jacking up an airstream.
there is even a sticky
almost all of those in the know proclaim "never jack on the frame jack points"
and "always jack on the axle mounting plates"
well a few weeks back while at the factory in j/c i dealt with this question...
for my last time.
on the tour don made a point of telling folks "always jack your trailer at the labled jack points"
he said it every day.
so i pulled him aside and commented that we debate this issue regularly...
his reply was "use the jack points as noted in the owners manual"
"what about the axle mounting plates?" i protested...
"no, no, but do put supports there" he said.
so out on the service floor i watched 'em raise my 34...
sure enough they used a jack at the back on the marked frame locations!
so i asked the service guys...
"yep we ALWAYS jack 'em up like this" was the reply from everyone. tech, team leaders and head rivet.
and sure enough i watched every trailer go up this way...
1. jack at the marked frame plates
2. tongue jack raised to max
3. stabilizers placed at the axle mounting plates.
here are some photos after the fact...
see the RED jack at the rear end UNDER the frame rail points?
along with the stabilizers later placed on the axle mounting plates?
no fooling kids that IS how they do it!
btw, yes i carry and use the trailer-aid ramp for changing one wheel without a jack....
click on the pix for a BIGGER view!