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Old 03-31-2017, 07:01 PM   #1
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What is proper way to lift a Steer Stance?

I know I might be overdoing it with all these questions. but need advice on how to lift one side of my Crossroads Slingshot with the steer stance lippert axles because I need to take off the wheels for brake inspection . The manual says to lift it by the frame, which a little while ago I used my 4 ton floor jack with block of wood, and truthful I had it so high, the tongue jack was off the concrete and the tires still was on the ground. I was lifting right in front of forward tire on passenger side, on the frame., Can you go under the leaf springs plate where the u bolts attached, or somewhere else other than frame. I mean the camper was on a mean tilt, I would hate to be doing on interstate if you get a flat.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:07 PM   #2
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:26 PM   #3
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I've used a bottle jack on the axle at the u-bolts for years on several different rvs with no ill effects & will continue to do so. I know there will several that say don't do it that way, but as you found jacking from the frame doesn't work. Those drive on devices above won't work on the wide stance axles.
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:02 PM   #4
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Thanks to yall both for the good advice on lifting the steer stance axles. The video makes it look so easy. What a cool invention.

Travelin Texans your way is pretty close to what I was thinking , about going under the leaf spring plate and lifting it up.
I know I wont use the frame anymore, it just did not work.
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I lift mine just behind the rear shackle with my bottle jack. Small price of hardwood between frame and jack. Safety stands after lifted ,one in front of wheels and other behind jack.
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I've used a bottle jack on the axle at the u-bolts for years on several different rvs with no ill effects & will continue to do so. I know there will several that say don't do it that way, but as you found jacking from the frame doesn't work. Those drive on devices above won't work on the wide stance axles.
Yep me too. Use a block of 2x6 under jack and 2x6 between jack and U-bolts.
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Going to try that this weekend. I have been lifting up my truck when get a flat using block of wood under leaf springs and my floor jack as long as I have had it, and it goes right up. So should work on a trailer.
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I also use a jack under the axles, but, as cheap as Lippert is making the axles now days I would never tell somebody to do it that way. Once the axle is kinked, it's shot/done. Using the trailer aid to take the most of the weight then finish lifting with a bottle jack would be the way to go in my opinion.
I have a piece of angle iron I welded to the top of a coupler that fits the top of my jack. this cradles the axle nicely on both sides and doesn't apply all the pressure on the bottom of the axle.
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Harley does that pick up both wheels or just one at a time?
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I like that cradle on top of bottle jack, and understand about kinking an axle, it would be toast if that happens.
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