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Old 09-10-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Get the trailer aid. You drive up on this . Raises the other axle off the ground
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