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DutchmenSport

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Posted: 07/27/19 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A picture is worth a thousand words ... no, not my camper.

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Posted: 07/27/19 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whoever said you can't support the camper by the frame?

Pictures show a well support trailer via the frame.

Not getting the point you are trying to make......yeah or nay ?

Title can be taken either way


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Posted: 07/27/19 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I dunno, but I don't think anyone ever said "You can't support the trailer by the frame". Whatever gets you through the night.


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Posted: 07/27/19 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 07/27/19 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think the phrase was `do not support the camper by the axle'. I always jack up our camper by the frame when changing/rotating tires.


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.... only applies of it's a non-lippert frame......lol


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Posted: 07/27/19 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

I think the phrase was `do not support the camper by the axle'. I always jack up our camper by the frame when changing/rotating tires.


Really? Why not? That seems overkill. Am I missing something?

Why on a dual axel trailer cant you just jack up the axel and lift a flat tire off the ground? The other tire doesn't raise up and still supports half of the weight.

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Dick_B wrote:

I think the phrase was `do not support the camper by the axle'. I always jack up our camper by the frame when changing/rotating tires.


Really? Why not? That seems overkill. Am I missing something?

Why on a dual axle trailer cant you just jack up the axle and lift a flat tire off the ground? The other tire doesn't raise up and still supports half of the weight.

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Some Folks say you should never have the wheels off the ground.. Some truth to that "Because the suspension is designed to hold the trailer up not the wheels/axles" (pure bunk)

The reason you should never have the wheels off the groung is the STABLIZER jacks can pretzel on you (Seen it happen) but with proper supports (As shown in the photos) no problem at all.. (Thankfully it was just the front stablizers on a trailer that pretzeled. so the tongue jack handled the load once it was properly set up Could have been worse) Oh. I drive a class A.. (So you know it was not mine)


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wa8yxm wrote:

Some Folks say you should never have the wheels off the ground.. Some truth to that "Because the suspension is designed to hold the trailer up not the wheels/axles" (pure bunk)

The reason you should never have the wheels off the groung is the STABLIZER jacks can pretzel on you (Seen it happen) but with proper supports (As shown in the photos) no problem at all.. (Thankfully it was just the front stablizers on a trailer that pretzeled. so the tongue jack handled the load once it was properly set up Could have been worse) Oh. I drive a class A.. (So you know it was not mine)


The wheels are the only thing making contact with the ground, so aren't they supporting the camper?

And if i am changing a tire on the side of the road, the jacks wont be down anyway, right?

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