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Old 05-06-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Tire store screwed up.

I took our Jayco 1206 in today to get new tires at the local Discount Tire. Gave the guy up front the lugnut torque sheet from Jayco and told him not to jack it up on the axles because the manual says to do it on the box frame in front of the leaf spring.

I wait a bit and have to go out to the truck to get something and when I walk out they have it jacked up on the axle with two floor jacks about a foot and a half in on each side from the springs. I ask the guy what the heck he's doing. He was getting ready to lower it at that point.

I couldn't really crawl underneath till I got home later and it didn't look like it crushed the tube anywhere but it did gouge one side where the jack plate bit into it.

I swear I can't win with this thing. They didn't even fill the tires to 65psi max like I asked.

So do I need to worry about the gouges?
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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Holes or scrapes?
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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Now that I have photos it looks like the damage or whatever it is was already there. I didn't have a light with me when I looked the first time.


Straight on view


From a lower angle


From the other side of the same spot
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Looks OK, but you have reason to be PO'd.

Simple request: " I pay you, you do it my way"
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As a side note, since we just got this camper and I have yet to take it on the road, when you do get a flat do you need to jack up both sides of the camper? Seems like that would be an awful lot of weight on one tire and spring.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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Doesn't the jack hold the other half of the weight ?
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Doesn't the jack hold the other half of the weight ?
Well yes, but I was thinking the horizontal forces on the other wheel.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
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Ok. It's been a really long time since High School physics.

If I recall, ( and a random internet search )when the center of gravity shifts ( lifting the RV off the ground ) the weight shift is proportional to the difference in height or angle.

So if the the RV is 8 ft wide ( 96 inches ) and you lift the weight up by 12 inches ( the additional height of the body of the trailer is raised to lift the tire off the ground 1 inch ( I'm guessing 12 inches here ), you have changed the center of gravity by 1/8 or about 8%

Because it's proportional, you have increased the weight on the opposite side by 8%


Ummm,mmmm.... I think it's fine
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Only jack up the side with the flat.
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Ok. It's been a really long time since High School physics.

If I recall, ( and a random internet search )when the center of gravity shifts ( lifting the RV off the ground ) the weight shift is proportional to the difference in height or angle.

So if the the RV is 8 ft wide ( 96 inches ) and you lift the weight up by 12 inches ( the additional height of the body of the trailer is raised to lift the tire off the ground 1 inch ( I'm guessing 12 inches here ), you have changed the center of gravity by 1/8 or about 8%

Because it's proportional, you have increased the weight on the opposite side by 8%


Ummm,mmmm.... I think it's fine
I hated physics.
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