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Old 02-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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I need to do a minor levelling adjustment and I want to use a 5 ton jack to raise one one wheel up a little to block it. Any precautions to do this? Bad idea? I'd appreciate any advice.

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A few years ago I would have said, put the jack under the axle and raise it. Not any more. The axles now days are to thin to support that type of jacking. What they want you to do is, jack it up "under the frame"
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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Since you have tandem axles, the weight will still be distributed on both axles. As noted above, don't use the point of lift the axles, get under the shock mount togive yourself some extra protection. I would buy several 1x8's and 2x8's to help level the easy way when driving up on them.

I think you will need to block both tires to be effective, not just one. You will only flex your leaf springs when jacking up.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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I read this a different way. You are talking about a leveling adjustment. Do you mean to level in a campsite? If so then get some 2x4s and stack them then drive up on them or get the lynx levelers like these. http://www.rvwholesalers.com/catalog...s-15-0287.html
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:59 AM   #5
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OK Thanks. Yes there seems to be some settling in the park pad which has made the rig off level so I was trying to avoid hooking up and driving back up on anotherlnyx stack. I thought jacking it up on one side would allow a faster fix.I think I will just hook up and start over - shortcuts are not always a good idea.

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I would do the shortcut and jack under u-bolts. Believe a bump in the road puts alot more stress than your jack.
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