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Old 07-21-2019, 05:02 PM   #1
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Lifting the 5th wheel

How do you raise your trailer to repack the bearings?? Multiple Jacks or 2 Ramps?
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:34 PM   #2
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I use my hydraulic Jack's but the ramps work just as well.
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I made a ramp with all my extra wood I have in my garage. Stacked it just hi enough to raise the other wheel. I keep it in the camper in case I get a flat tire on the road.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:18 PM   #4
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I have Rhino Ramps that I bought for changing the oil in my truck. They are tall enough that I can raise one of my camper's axles off the ground.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:34 AM   #5
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WARNING! THIS IS WHAT I DO. YOUR OPINION MAY VARY!

I do one at a time using a 12 ton bottle jack under the u bolt. I have done this for many years with no problems. Not saying its correct or wrong but its how I do it.
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I do one at a time using a 12 ton bottle jack under the u bolt. I have done this for many years with no problems. Not saying its correct or wrong but its how I do it.
Same here, many years. That is the best way. Nothing wrong with that. All of the shops do it that way too.

Not actually on the bolts, but between them.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:11 PM   #7
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Drop the front of the 5th wheel, jack up frame behind rear wheel and then raise the front of the 5th wheel so tires are off the ground. On the road: I call my road service. I'm not changing a tire on side of the road. That's why I pay the yearly road service fee.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:29 PM   #8
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20 ton jack--placed just inside the u bolts enough to give me room to adjust the brakes when I'm done with the bearings.
The angle iron cradles the axle.
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Floor jack on heavy plywood if not on solid ground then axle stands
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WARNING! THIS IS WHAT I DO. YOUR OPINION MAY VARY!

I do one at a time using a 12 ton bottle jack under the u bolt. I have done this for many years with no problems. Not saying its correct or wrong but its how I do it.
Same here for past 20 years.
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Bottle jack on frame just before front tires, lifts whole side of camper up, then jack stands under frame in front of tires and also in back of tires...
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:39 AM   #12
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Thanks

Thank you all for your input.

I used the ramps this year. They were just high enough to free the other tire. I re-packed the bearings, checked and adjusted the brakes, inspected the alloy wheels, replaced the tires with Tow Max weight rated E, reprogrammed the Tire Minders and then put on 4,700 miles to test things out. No problems.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:44 AM   #13
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If you have the hydraulic level up system you just put it manual mode & press right or left button then place a jack stand or two under the axles, DONE!
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