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Old 03-14-2019, 03:10 PM   #21
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I prefer to jack it up under the rear bumper, then I can make sure the welds are still strong enough to support my bike rack.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:30 PM   #22
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I prefer to jack it up under the rear bumper, then I can make sure the welds are still strong enough to support my bike rack.
Just make sure you are on the low end of an incline with your wheelchocks on the high side.
You will be good to goooooooo😂
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:17 PM   #23
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I was at the FROG rally 2 years ago and Lippert, the manufacturer of the axles, changed all 4 brake assemblies at the same time. They used air over hydraulic jacks on both axles, lifted the trailer off the ground, removed all 4 wheels, removed all 4 brake assembles, replaced the brakes, greased and replaced all 4 wheels. As I said Lippert, the axle manufacture did this, no wooden blocks on the frame and no jacking on the frame only the axles and they weren't worried about harming the axles. I never saw so many people put so much thought and effort into such a simple task. Take it to a dealer and watch how they do it.

There ya go is right...good answer.
BTW, as an aside...if I put to much pressure on one of the corner stabilizers, the frame twists a bit. I can tell because one of the doors then squeeks!
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There ya go is right...good answer.
BTW, as an aside...if I put to much pressure on one of the corner stabilizers, the frame twists a bit. I can tell because one of the doors then squeeks!

If I don't get them just right on mine, the door wont close! It just bounces back unless I pull on the handle to close it.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:05 PM   #25
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There ya go is right...good answer.
BTW, as an aside...if I put to much pressure on one of the corner stabilizers, the frame twists a bit. I can tell because one of the doors then squeeks!

For a second there, I was wondering why you mentioned that. Then my brains eye saw the picture. WOW! Your point is well taken. Thanks for that.


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