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Old 10-12-2014, 09:39 AM   #15
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I have a set of these and really like them: 3604 - Camper Leveler

They allow you to level the amount you need, not just the amount of the block, and also serve as wheel chocks after the leveling has been done. I've even used my set and a friend's set together to lift the trailer high enough to remove the holding tank cover to replace the valves. However, like most any other blocks, you must use the tow vehicle to either pull or back the trailer onto the blocks.

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Absolute ditto here! WAY better than the Legos I used to use. OP isn't hooked up to tow it unfortunately but I highly recommend those levelers. So simple - so genius!
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Pretty sure the only place you want to jack is at the axle mounting plate (big piece of steel the axles mount to). I believe those markings at the front and rear are strictly for stabilizing the trailer.
Not per my manual and experience. It has one per side, to the rear of the axle, big blue letters "JACK" with an arrow point to the plate. That one point will lift both axles on that side. I use a block of wood on top the the jack, so it's not steel on aluminum.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #17
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Pretty sure the only place you want to jack is at the axle mounting plate (big piece of steel the axles mount to). I believe those markings at the front and rear are strictly for stabilizing the trailer.

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Nope those are the points to jack from. I have changed tires on my Airstream a couple of times and use those points to jack from. I've used a floor jack with a piece of wood on the jack itself. Works great and will provide enough lift to get both wheels on the same side off the ground. Those marks on my Classic are behind the axles on both sides of the trailer. None forward of the axle.

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Old 10-12-2014, 10:25 AM   #18
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Interesting. I've always jacked by lifting in between the wheels along the axle mounting plate. Works really well and doesn't put any unusual torque on the frame. Always thought those other points were intended for stabilizing.

Just curious--where are those markings in relation to the rear stabilizing jacks?


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Old 10-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #19
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Axles are holding it up!

If you call Airstream customer service, they will tell you that you can lift the trailer using the marked lifting points.

Ky and Jack are also giving you good tips. You can lift using the axle mounting plates. They are obviously strong enough to hold the trailer up!

Here's a photo of a 28' elevated on timbers to get the freshwater tank out. The trailer was lifted with a jack on axle mounting plates. I did back it up on the first couple of boards but then used the jack to lift it enough to the other timber in place.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:52 AM   #20
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Just curious--where are those markings in relation to the rear stabilizing jacks?
It probably varies on models, but on mine one is about 2" and on the other side it's a foot or less, due to the need to avoid waste pipes.
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So is that diamond the actual location where you put the top of the bottle jack? Sorry to be obtuse, just want to be sure.
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Yup. But I also use a piece of wood.
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So is that diamond the actual location where you put the top of the bottle jack? Sorry to be obtuse, just want to be sure.
Just my opinion, but I'd use a floor jack. A bottle jack would slip too easily.
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Just my opinion, but I'd use a floor jack. A bottle jack would slip too easily.
Thanks, Steve. I was thinking more of a tire change, using my TV jack. I agree on the floor jack if available. I'm new at this and haven't had to change a tire yet. I don't want to poke a hole in the bottom if I do.
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Thanks, Steve. I was thinking more of a tire change, using my TV jack. I agree on the floor jack if available. I'm new at this and haven't had to change a tire yet. I don't want to poke a hole in the bottom if I do.
For a tire change, it's MUCH easier to drive the trailer up on a block on one tire like I linked above. It will lift the other tire off the ground, and no jack needed.
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Using the Anderson levelers can you do it solo easily? Put the parking brake on the TV so you can walk back to check and choke?

Can you drive forward off the leveler safely without it damaging tires?

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I use a bottle jack AND I have several pieces of plywood that I use at the stabilizer jacks. I use a piece under the jack if the ground is soft and one on top of the jack to spread the load. That jacking point is on the frame rail and if it slips you've penetrated the belly pan. The axle mounting plate is also a good spot so whichever you want to use.
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