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Old 10-20-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Where to jack up?

I know this is covered in alot of threads, in a lot of ways. I am having trouble interpreting what is recommended in what I've read. I want to live in my two trailers (one for sleeping, the other for kitchen etc.) for about a year. I have read its good to take the pressure off the tires for that period. Can I or can I not jack it up between the wheels to accomplish this?


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Old 10-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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hi ben

it would appear jack stands UNDER the axle mounting plates is the preferred location for stable long term storage...

where one places the jacks to get it UP there is another issue...



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Old 10-21-2007, 02:31 AM   #3
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Screw Jacks

For storage I use 4 of the 5 ton screw jacks from Northern Tool & Equipment. The screw jacks are more than adequate to both jack the trailer and act as stablizers. I put one under each axel plate just behind the rear wheel and used a piece of lumber under the hitch A frame with a jack on each side.

I did not jack it off the ground but took a great deal of weight off of the new axels. The trailer is solid as a rock when I was still working in it at the end of summer. These jacks are not terrible expensive and have a lot of lift. Just put a large block of 8x8 under them to add some height and you are there.
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:47 AM   #4
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For a fulll year of stable usage I would recommend four jackstands per trailer or jack it up and put them down on four stacks of wood blocks located under the recommended jack points just in front and behind the wheels to support the frame. Nice and stable (assuming the ground is not soft) and cheap.
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