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laknox

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Posted: 07/26/21 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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


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But, but, but... That will overstress the one tire by putting too much load on it, same as driving over a curb at low speed!

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riltri wrote:

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


I know I'll catch **** for it, but if it came down to it, I'd use my 4-point leveling system to jack the whole rig up. Each jack is capable of lifting nearly the whole GVW of my KZ, so 2 should work well, let alone all 4. Just leveling my rig out in the street in front of my house leaves the curb-side tires off the ground about 2".

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laknox wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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


[image]


But, but, but... That will overstress the one tire by putting too much load on it, same as driving over a curb at low speed!

(/sarcasm)

Lyle


I know, I should be ashamed posting such a thing. [emoticon]


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

laknox wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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


[image]


But, but, but... That will overstress the one tire by putting too much load on it, same as driving over a curb at low speed!

(/sarcasm)

Lyle


I know, I should be ashamed posting such a thing. [emoticon]

Yeah, 6,000 lbs on a tire rated for less than 4,000. And 6,000 lbs this side plus 3,000 lbs on the opposite side on an axle rated for 6-7,000 lbs. No worry. [emoticon]

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laknox wrote:

riltri wrote:

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


I know I'll catch **** for it, but if it came down to it, I'd use my 4-point leveling system to jack the whole rig up. Each jack is capable of lifting nearly the whole GVW of my KZ, so 2 should work well, let alone all 4. Just leveling my rig out in the street in front of my house leaves the curb-side tires off the ground about 2".

Lyle


Glad you mentioned it ,was going to pm the OP to use level up . I have replaced the tires, doing that ,and taking them to the tire shop. Also did my bearings ,and new brake shoes that way recently . I can catch he!! with you . [emoticon]

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Add me to the list. I carry a bottle jack, but I always use the 4 point leveling. We camp in some places that lift the tires, so I don't see any difference.

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Typically I will use my 6 point system but there are times the TrailerAid works well.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Typically I will use my 6 point system but there are times the TrailerAid works well.


Good to see a few more confessions [emoticon] It goes without saying , I wouldn't be getting under that fifth wheel without safety stands . But its great for tire changing or wheel bearing or brake service. No I don't pump grease into my bearings ,EVER [emoticon]

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Asking for trouble if you put the jack under the curved U bolt.

Put it under the lowest spring leaf next to the axle. A flat surface not prone to slipping.


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Veebyes wrote:

Asking for trouble if you put the jack under the curved U bolt.

Put it under the lowest spring leaf next to the axle. A flat surface not prone to slipping.


Or you could buy, or make, something like THIS.

Lyle

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