Originally Posted by 64Overlander
Does anyone know where to purchase stabilizer jacks for the 1964
Overlander and any required specifications? When I purchased the trailer, mine it did not come with any. Also where is the placement of the jacks??
If you had to use a jack to change a tire where are the jacking points underneath??
BAL is the manufacturer of the stabilizer jacks that are utilized for most Airstreams. The BAL jack that you need for your Overlander is one that the company makes with an extended drive screw to accommodate the mounting requirements of the Airstream. My preferred Airstream dealer supplied the BAL stabilizer jacks for both my Overlander and Minuet. It is my understanding that any BAL dealer can special order these special Airstream models of their stabilizers, but an Airstream dealer is the only place that you have a possibility of finding them in-stock. The stabilizers are accompanied by a rather detailed installation guide.
There are two methods of raising your Airstream to change a flat or remove a tire. First, the easiest, is to have a series of leveling blocks that you use to either back or pull the fully inflated tire of the side with the flat up onto providing the clearance necessary to remove the wheel with the flat. Second is to utilize a bottle jack with sufficient capacity to lift your coach to jack near the axle mounting point (steel plate used to mount axles).
Good luck with your Overlander!