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Old 04-20-2019, 12:59 PM   #1
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Jacking Dual Axles

If and when I get a flat on my trailer do you jack off the axle or the clip between the tires connected to the leaf springs
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:15 PM   #2
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Place a jack under the spring perch of the effected axle. That is directly under the place the spring pack bolts to the axle. That is the correct place to jack your trailer. Best to use a hydraulic bottle jack rated for the load. Most of use a 10 ton jack, which is sufficient for any TT or fiver on the market.
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Originally Posted by pete54 View Post
If and when I get a flat on my trailer do you jack off the axle or the clip between the tires connected to the leaf springs

Under the "U" bolts that hold the axles to the springs. Or under the "equalizer" part between where both springs attach.

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Old 04-20-2019, 02:43 PM   #4
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A bottle jack placed under the spring perch is all thats needed. Trying to jack the whole side of the trailer up using the frame is not necessary. You only need to jack the axle up about 1.5" to remove the tire. Same as going over a bump in the rode.
What I like about using a bottle jack under one tire is the whole side of the trailer is still supported by both axles.
Using those tire ramps things puts all the weight on one axle.
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Originally Posted by pete54 View Post
If and when I get a flat on my trailer do you jack off the axle or the clip between the tires connected to the leaf springs
Something that is even faster and easier than using a bottle jack for changing a flat tire is a Trailer-Aid Plus.
When you have a flat tire you are putting the weight of that side of the trailer on one axle so this ramp doesn't add additional strain on the axle.

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