Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-10-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Chattanooga tn
Posts: 37
Repack wheel bearings

Jacking question to repack wheel earnings for my 30 ft. keystone bumper pull
The RV place I bought my 2004 RV told me to be sure to have it hooked up to my truck before jacking and I really don't see any reason if all wheels are blocked front and back except the one wheel to pull off except maybe the tongue jack might move off the block I keep it on and guess I could just leave the tongue on the ground with out the block . I am age 72 and scared more now and I had a friend that was killed when his TV fell on him.

gibby72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-10-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Franka548's Avatar
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,665
The main reason to hook the tt up to the TV is that any side torque on the tongue jack can cause it to collapse or at least bend. It is a safety thing no matter what your age.

03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2015, 10:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Palmer, AK
Posts: 222
I had a heck of a time jacking up our trailer, Keystone 34+ feet. This past year I stacked leveling pads (both sides) in a pyramid and pulled one axle up onto the top center of the pyramid. This freed the second axle from ground contact and made an easy job of raising the axles for a bearing repack. I would not leave it in this position for long periods, and yes the truck was connected while the trailer was up.. I am sure some may not like this technique and if you do not or your truck is not available, you could also use jack stands (one on each side of the frame) just aft of the tongue jack as a safety measure. Either way, I never remove both tires on one side at the same time.
dgrant09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2015, 07:23 AM   #4
Senior Member
capsfloyd's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lancaster TX
Posts: 196
Get the trailer aid. You drive up on this . Raises the other axle off the ground
capsfloyd is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1999 monaco diplomat wheel bearing Q's PCB Camper Monaco Owner's Forum 16 09-21-2016 10:19 AM
1995 P32 rear axle bearings scdiver Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 3 05-14-2015 11:32 PM
Lippert axle with EZ-lube wheel bearings? J Birder 5th Wheel Discussion 37 10-02-2014 09:29 PM
How do you secure your spare tire & wheel? seb1899 iRV2.com General Discussion 7 05-26-2014 07:43 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.