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Old 08-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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Perhaps there has been some mis-understanding... I never planned on using the stabilizers to support the camper! I was asking if I could raise the trailer with them, and then place jack stands under it.

what I ended up doing was cranking the front jacks way up and placing jackstands under the frame forward of the wheels, then using my floor jack raised the rear of the trailer up and place another set of stands under the frame rear of the wheels. Then I lowered the front jacks till they were just touching the ground and lowered the rear stabilizers so they were just touching the ground giving me 8 points of contact with the trailer raised off the ground.
Axle flip is completed, brakes are serviced, wheel bearings re-packed, and new tires going on today... then out for the maiden voyage this weekend, we're going to try and get some fall camping in before freeze up.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #12
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OK, now we have a better idea of what you had in mind. But your question asked about raising the camper with stabs until you could put jackstands under the camper, and that means supporting the camper weight on the stabs, even for a brief time, which is a no-no. Bottom line, glad you accomplished your objective and are safe.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:41 PM   #13
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Here are some pictures of the new rig...

Got the axle flip and all the maintenance work done, ready for camping

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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Nice Job. Any major or unforseen problems? Looks Good!!
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Nice Job. Any major or unforseen problems? Looks Good!!
Actually the job went quite smooth, the only issue I had was a seized u-bolt. 3 foot johnson bar took care of that... and new u-bolts.

Just got home from the first camping trip with it and my guess-estimate for heights was spot on. I flipped the axles which gives 5" of lift but I knew I didn't need that much so I raise the springs to the middle hole on the frame. Then I lowered my hitch one hole to bring the front of the trailer down, when I hooked up Friday and pulled it out of the yard i stood back and took a look and to my amazement it was sitting perfectly.
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