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Old 02-23-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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dexter axles and raising one of dual axles on tt

just recieved a comment from dexter axles. they DO NOT RECOMMEND raising one wheel to change the other wheel by any way other than using jacks on tt frame to raise both axles. reason may cause some suspension twist and damage to axles. any comments. I have torflex suspension but dexter axles did not specify...any comments
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
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There reason for not raising one wheel to change the other is that putting all the weight on one axle will probably taking it over the axle's weight rating.

Think of it this way: Say you have two 3500 axles and your trailer weighs 6000 lbs not counting hitch weight. You'd have 1500 lbs on each tire, and each axle is rated for 1750 lbs on each end. If you put all the weight on one tire, you'd have 3000 lbs on an axle only rated for 1750 lbs.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #3
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Raise them one at a time, then move to the next one. I like to put the jack under the U-bolt rather than on the tube. If you are trying to raise both wheels at the same time, then for sure you need to jack it up by the frame. Better if you have two jacks and some blocks.
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I have TorFlex... I use 2 jacks and blocks, under the frame.
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