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Old 01-26-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Is this the right way??

I am at Fort Wilderness at Disney World and needed to get a bad squeak looked at and fixed. I found a place that came out and is fixing it, but this is how it was supported overnight. Is this OK? I know there is a lot about jacking up an Airstream, but it is only one of four wheels that is off. Do I need to bring this up with the company?

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What is likely to happen if this is wrong?
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Never on the axle...

......defiantly NOT!!! Supporting the trailer as shown could bend the axle.

Is the other same side tire on the ground? Hopefully it is taking some of the weight.

Put stand on the axle mount plate,

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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So what do I do? What can happen? It was like this overnight.
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When the wheel is back on, is there any way to quickly test if it is OK? I need to drive 500 miles tomorrow!
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Do you know if it was also jacked up on the axle?

If your stabilizers were down and the other same side tire was on the ground overnight you'll most likely be ok. Check the axle where the stand was, ck to see if all arms deflect equally when grounded. A camber check will show any problem.

Hope the noise problem was corrected.

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It was not jacked up on the axle, but at the axle support. The jackstand was left on the axle overnight, but the stabilizers were down, and all three other wheels were down. The service is done and the guy is gone, but I have the photo and had him make note of it being left overnight with the stand set on the axle

I am praying it is all ok. From the reading I have done, it seems like this happens a lot and usually all is ok.
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Don't worry about it. Don't do it again. Have fun.
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Just keep an eye on the tires, looking for uneven wear as you travel. But that's something you should be doing anyway, as well as checking the torque on the lugs nuts, tire pressure, etc. If uneven wear shows up down the road, the axels may need to be aligned.

But don't buy trouble before it happens. Get out and enjoy your trip!

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Well, I made it home and everything seems just fine. Now to tackle all the other projects that need to be taken care of.
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