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Old 08-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question Proper way to Jack up my fifth wheel...

Aloha everyone, what is the proper way to jack up my fifth wheel (Jayco Jay flight 31.5 BHDS) to remove 1 tire for repair. Where is the best place to jack (and what kind of jack is best) the unit and where is the best place to put the jack stands while 2 tires are off the unit? Should your truck be hooked up to unit?... Any ideas?
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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Aloha everyone, what is the proper way to jack up my fifth wheel (Jayco Jay flight 31.5 BHDS) to remove 1 tire for repair. Where is the best place to jack (and what kind of jack is best) the unit and where is the best place to put the jack stands while 2 tires are off the unit? Should your truck be hooked up to unit?... Any ideas?
It may depend on whether your RV is one or two axel. I would put jack with a thick piece of flat metal at least 4" square (hydrolic bottle jack) under the axel nearest the wheel you plan to remove. As additional safety I would have it hooked up to truck. If doing both sides, I would do one side at a time.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Mahalo...Great advise...Most people tell me you should jack your rig up at the frame, but that dosen't seem possible...I just went out and bought a 12 ton bottle jack and will jack it up with my truck hooked up.
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I have a 3 ton aluminum floor jack that I keep in my truck bed. A floor jack is a lot easier than a bottle jack to put in place. I haven't had to use it yet, but I do have it ready.
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