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Old 08-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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jacking up trailer

I have a quick question...

I'm going to be flipping the axles on my 98 26 foot fifth wheel this weekend, and no I'm not turning the axles upside down. I picked up 4 spring perches for $12 so I will take the axles out and weld the new perches on top.

My question is when I jack up the trailer can I use the rear stabilizing scissor jacks to raise the wheels off the ground? or is that a bad idea...

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Not sure if it is a good idea or not, but I have done it more than once on my past TT's. It does work and I noticed no difference afterwords. A better idea though is a floor jack. $30 at alot of places.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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Rear scissors jacks are not meant for lifting...another name for them is 'stabilizing jacks'!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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X 2, I even correct my wife that they are not leveling jacks, they are stabalizing. You level it with blocks or etc., under the tires, not with the stabalizing jacks.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info, if you will notice in my original post I referred to them as "stabilizing" jacks... I've been 5th wheelin' for years, this is my first Jayco. My old Golden Falcon had these mickey mouse jacks to put under the rear for stabilizing, I've had the Jayco for 5 days now and I'm already in love with the permanently attached scissor jacks.
I have a good floor jack already so I'm set there, picked up a set of tires for it today will put them on early next week and hopefully go on the maiden camping voyage next weekend.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #6
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Very bad idea.
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Very bad idea.
It really depends on the manufacturer of the frame.
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Rear scissors jacks are not meant for lifting...another name for them is 'stabilizing jacks'!!
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Axle stands fore and aft of the wheels on the frame rails... only SAFE way to do it..
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X10 on the jack stands on either side of the axle under frame rails. To my knowledge, there are no stabilizing scissor jacks on the market that are strong enough to properly support the weight of a 5er. If you do this, you are risking your life and/or limb.
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