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Old 04-12-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Jacking Up 32BHDS

Returned to my seasonally parked Jayco 32BHDS today and noticed that it appears to be slightly un-level now. Not a big deal, but I'd like to raise the left side tires up about an inch or two. I don't have a tow vehicle so I assume best option is to use a floor jack to raise up a side slightly and slide in a leveling block.

Where is the best and safest place to put the jack? Directly on a axle? Or does Jayco have a designated spot to lift against?
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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They recommend you place the jack under the frame, close to the axles to jack the trailer. Not the axles.
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I have put the jack under the axle in a pinch, just try to keep it under the leaf spring. But like Crabman says they don't recommend it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:51 AM   #4
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They recommend you place the jack under the frame, close to the axles to jack the trailer. Not the axles.
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The axle tubes for the most part lack material thickness to support the weight of the trailer and can be compromised at the lifting point.

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What size jack do you use to lift?
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I use a 6 ton bottle jack if I am on the road but I have a 20 ton bottle jack at home and its much eaiser to pump under the load. I keep a 6 ton in my truck always.
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