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Old 12-30-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Jacking up all 4 wheels

I'm replacing all 4 of my TT tires with higher capacity tires. I need to get all 4 wheels off of my TT at the same time (preferred) and bring them to the tire shop to have the new tires installed. I've read several threads about how to jack up the trailer and it mostly deals with changing a flat. I have the tools needed for the job: 12 ton bottle jack, several stands, 6 ton floor jack etc etc. I'm wondering where to support the trailer with all 4 tires off? My guess is frame, but I wasn't sure. I'd rather do the axles and place each side on a jack stand but I don't think I'd have the space to place my jack on the axle under the spring mount, and then also have space close enough to put the jack stand. I'd end up to far inboard on the axle in my opinion....right? I figure I'll inspect my bearings while I'm doing all of this as well.

Thoughts? Advice?

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Thoughts.......

Pulling all 4 at the same time sounds dangerous to me.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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I did exactly what you are wanting to do with my 26ft. Springdale. I used 2 floor jacks placed on the frame in front/back of each wheel (one side at a time ) and placed two jackstands per side beside the jacks and lower them, then to the other side.I had it on the stands for a couple of weeks while i replaced the brakes, tires and painted the rims. No problems.

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Old 12-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
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Well I survived. It took 6 Jack stands and 15" of wood blocks under my bottle Jack to get it done. Plumbing piping, steps for rear entry door and LP gas piping all get in the way of jacking up the trailer on the frame behind the rear tires, but it can be done. In the end it took longer to have the tires mounted and balanced than jacking up the TT and remove/replacing the tires.

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just pull it to the tire shop and they will do it all for you.
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jbenoit28.....If you had this project to do over again how would you do it?
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The Tire shop doesn't have space for me and the rig or I would have done that. It's a small local shop that I try to give my business to when I can. I was also swapping the old tires from the TT to my 22' flat trailer which I used to transport the TT tires to the tire shop.
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Arch,

If I did this again, I'd bring 4 small Jack stands. I had two large stands that didn't fit under the axle. My other two Jack stands were smaller and fit under the axle. This made it easier to Jack up the frame high enough to get the wheels off the ground, then place a jack stand under the axle. My larger stands couldn't fit under the axle so I had to grab the edge of the spring perch (not my first choice). I would also bring a large 15" block to boost my bottle Jack up to make contact with the frame. Even without these items, I made it work and it really wasn't that hard. My floor Jack didn't help as it couldn't reach the frame and I couldn't use it on the axle because I was placing the Jack stand there. The bottle Jack was all I needed.

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Looks like it was a fun project..............
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Glade it worked out for ya !
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I also discovered that I have a light located just above the gray and black valves. Bonus!
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