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riltri

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Posted: 07/25/21 05:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When you jack up your 5th wheel do you:
- place the jack under the axle between the hanger u-bolts
- jack up the frame
- use a ramp to drive the good tire onto
- other...please explain


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Posted: 07/25/21 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Under the u-bolt

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Posted: 07/25/21 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, under the U-bolt, to change a tire. Under the frame for suspension work along with under the U-bolt.


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Posted: 07/25/21 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If changing a tire, pull the flat up on ramp until center of axle is at least normal height, then jack axle up from there. Pull the ramp out after you get flat off, and you know you have room to get tire back on.

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Pull up on a ramp jack. Do necessary work .

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Posted: 07/25/21 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ramp! Safer and faster. Build it yourself. If you don’t care for it, firewood! lol


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Posted: 07/25/21 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Between the U bolts. Raise the wheel just barely off the ground.

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Any of the 3 work fine. For me, just depends where I'm at, how quick it needs to done, how sturdy do I want it. If you really want to lift your FW, then lifting by using frame likely best choice.

Pulling up on my trailer-aid plus, is quickest to change a tire.

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Simple and safe method to do any repair. I have used on my 19 and 24k Mobile Suites 5er's.


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Posted: 07/25/21 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For just changing a flat tire on my rv trailers and other non rv trailers I use my old 12T Truckers Special shorty hyd jack under the axle next to the you bolt. The jack came with a axle tube cradle adapter. Just a few strokes and the tire is off the ground enough to remove the flat and install the spare. Its jacked fully loaded and empty trailers with 1750 lb axles up to 12k axles.
The jack is old and is on its 3rd repack since the '70s era.

Now if your asking about jacking the trailer with all the wheels off the ground then I use a couple of floor jacks and lots of cribbing under the trailer frame rails front to back.


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