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Old 02-22-2005, 05:36 AM   #1
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I have a Keystone Hornet that use to sit 11" off the ground. I finally flipped the axles so I can now go up a driveway. I need to pack my wheel bearings this morning and the floor jack will not reach the frame. I am about 6" short and it is a big floor jack. The manual says do not lift by the springs or axles. I can't see why placing the jack under the shackle of the axle, the block the U bolts attatch to and raise one tire at a time, how is that going to hurt anything??? It is no different that using one of those curved pieces of aluminum to change a flat tire. I have tandem axles so I will just lift one wheel at a time. Please let me know what the safe way to lift the tires, what would happen if I had a flat on the road, I guess that is why I have GS ERS. I really need to get this done this morning so please let me know,
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:36 AM   #2
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I have a Keystone Hornet that use to sit 11" off the ground. I finally flipped the axles so I can now go up a driveway. I need to pack my wheel bearings this morning and the floor jack will not reach the frame. I am about 6" short and it is a big floor jack. The manual says do not lift by the springs or axles. I can't see why placing the jack under the shackle of the axle, the block the U bolts attatch to and raise one tire at a time, how is that going to hurt anything??? It is no different that using one of those curved pieces of aluminum to change a flat tire. I have tandem axles so I will just lift one wheel at a time. Please let me know what the safe way to lift the tires, what would happen if I had a flat on the road, I guess that is why I have GS ERS. I really need to get this done this morning so please let me know,
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:52 AM   #3
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First lifting one tire at a time is not recommended. On ours, which has a fender skirt over the tire area, if I lift only one tire it pushes it too far up inside the fender well to remove it .... from experience. So at least in my case I have to lift both tires at the same time. I put the jack on the main support welded to the frame in the center of the springs
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:55 AM   #4
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Got any boards or a tire-changing ramp? If you place one wheel on enough boards to bring the other wheel on that side slightly off the ground, you can pull and replace the tire without jacking.

Standard safety warnings apply - block the trailer wheels to prevent any movement, do not put any body parts under the trailer, etc., etc.

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Now I know why I keep checking these forums. RustyJC - great tip (putting boards under one wheel)!!! Thanks!
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