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Old 06-18-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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So my new E rated Maxxis were delivered from Discount Tire, 484.00 delivered, 3 or 4 work days, they come highly recommended. Bought my Michelins for my Yukon from them also. I intend to use metal valve stems and have the tires balanced, I've been doing my homework I'm thinking I want the means to jack the trailer myself so I can repack the bearings annually, maybe rotate the tires. Guess I'll need a bottle jack, how many tons? Will jack stands work or should I use wood? How big of jack stands? My Cruiser is probably under 10,000 loaded. I know I should jack the frame, not axels, where though (placement)? Scissor jacks up or down? I'm a bit anxious working under a jacked trailer so I want to do it right.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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I think you will hear three basic ways. Jack by the frame ... that is how Lippert and CR says to jack the trailer. I have seen others jack one tire at a time buy the U bolts. The third way is to roll one tire up on blocks to lift the tire you want to change off the ground. After seeing a post back a few weeks about a collapse of an axle tube. If you choose the frame method it would be a jack with blocks of wood to lift the frame however, on one side you my have to work around the gas line. Lifting by the U bolts I would lift one tire at a time as the same with rolling the trailer up on blocks.




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I use the tire changing lift ramp I carry all the time. It is a bit more work but very safe and won't hurt the tubes.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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If you do not believe the axle tubes on the Cruiser are not marginal look at this post http://www.crossroadsrv.com/forum/fo...ID=18378#18378

Sorry I can not seem to get a clicky to work.



Jacking on the U-Bolts is probably not recommended and Lippert tells you not to.

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That was my rear axle in the above referenced post. After that experienceI would never recommend supporting the trailer on one axle even for a short time.
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