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Old 10-09-2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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Best jack point for 2017 Z-1 Lite 18-footer

Bought new GY Endurance tires and will replace the China Bombs even though they are brand new. Owners manual does not discuss changing tires in any detail. Our model is an 18-footer single axle Z-1 Lite. I have seen some posts where owners of small campers just lift up the rear end using the built-in leveling jacks, and others have suggested jacking directly in front of the tires using the main frame. Thoughts?
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:43 AM   #2
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Place your jack between the u bolts holding the axle to the springs directly behind the tire. Jacking up from the frame will require a very tall jack or lots of blocks, which to me is dangerous, to get it high enough to raise the tire off the ground. Be sure the jack is short enough to fit under the axle with a flat tire.
Been using this method 40+ years & never a problem
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
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Do not use the stabilizers. They are not jacks but are designed to stabilize the camper. I also jack under the axle on the inner u bolt and also have never had any problem. A word of advice make sure your jack will fit under with the tire flat. I carry 2 jacks a small 1.5 ton to raise it enough to get the 6 ton under it to change the tire. At home i have a floor jack so no problem.
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What dagst1 said.
I would also add---make sure the tongue is secure so it/ the trailer can't move when you jack it up.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thanks Danny. Found a sweet spot directly in front of the tires using the frame, but you are right, as I had to use two 2x12 pieces of wood to get it high enough. Mission accomplished.
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