Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
1983 Jayking and two questions

Hi all
I just bought a 1983 Jayco 12 Jayking, and I have two questions.

When I got it the front two lifts would not raise up as the crank was being turned, both cables were disconected so with a little work I got them both connected and the passanger side lift seems ok (when I remove the supports holding the front up the pass side cable tightens) but the driver side cable does nothing. Its like the cable is not attached on the lift side, so how do I access that and attach the cable as it should be? (crank side is fine other side needs something)
Question number two. The trailer rides very low, how can I lift this up?
I removed the wheels and the axel is hard to describe but it angles towards the back of the trailer, I'm wondering if I can pull them out and turn them so the angle is down instead of back which would lift the trailer. I'm guessing that may effect road ride but this trailer will be use only in the mountains around my house. The longest trip it may make will be 10 miles or so on rough dirt roads.
Thanks for any advice I may receive.
__________________

Draayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Denise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mostly the US
Posts: 10,004
Wow! 1983! You're brave!

On a tour of the factory, we were told that Jayco can supply parts for any rv they have ever made.... and I'm only assuming that they can tell you how to deal with issues from that particular yr/model; you're situation will be a true test to that statement. If you can't get any helpful advice here, give Jayco a call direct at 800 283-8267. Heck, give them a call anyways and see what they say. Let us know how it goes. BTW... welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum!
__________________

__________________
moderator
Denise, DH, grandkids, and two rescue pups
-2016 Jay Flight 29QBS Elite
-2016 Ford F-250 XLT 4x2, 6.2L EFI V8, 4.30 Elec Lock, Heavy duty Alt
Denise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2011, 12:37 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draayer View Post
Hi all
I just bought a 1983 Jayco 12 Jayking, and I have two questions.


Question number two. The trailer rides very low, how can I lift this up?
I removed the wheels and the axel is hard to describe but it angles towards the back of the trailer, I'm wondering if I can pull them out and turn them so the angle is down instead of back which would lift the trailer. I'm guessing that may effect road ride but this trailer will be use only in the mountains around my house. The longest trip it may make will be 10 miles or so on rough dirt roads.
Thanks for any advice I may receive.
I would say you have a torsion type axle, over time, the weight of the vehicle causes them to lose their spring. I am not sure if it can be replaced with a leaf spring axle or have it rebuilt.
__________________

2011 Jayco Jayflight 22FB
2004 Ford F-150 5.4 Triton, K&N FIPK, Magna-flow muffler
Big Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
Lift cables all messed up

I tried lowering the top the other day and two of the four cables snapped, in other words they are all messed up. Since this is going to be a take up to the hills type trailer, it doesn't need to be pretty, what I'm wondering is this: Could I cut or disconnect the cables and lift the top manually? How heavy would the top be? I'm wondering if I could climb inside and lift in the middle of the roof, brace it on the inside, then go outside and put a support at each corner. Redneck I know but would it work? I'm into the trailer like $200 and am not willing to put in much to make it work.
Thanks all,
Draayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 27
You will need 4 people and a piece of strapping or 1x4 material cut to length to hold roof up(Had a cable break and did this to fix what a pain in the hind side.
CentralNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.