Changing a pup tire

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by BlackTalon, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon New Member

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    I have a palomino mustang and while reading the OM about changing a tire ,there isn't any mention of where to position the jack to lift the pup. I figured to ask so I don't twist the frame. I have an old scissor jack that I was going to put onboard, will that work?
     
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    dirtracin New Member

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    From what I have read never put the jack on the axle, always use the frame to lift up the pup
     
  3. Fly

    Fly New Member

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    A good place to position the jack (and as far as I know the recommended place by most trailer manufacturer's), on single axle trailers anyway, is right behind the tire, on the main frame.

    Fly

    '99 Starcraft 1706
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    My manual says to lower the tongue jack all the way, put the rear stabilizer all the way down on the side of the trailer with the flat, and then raise the tongue jack until the tire comes off the ground. I think when using a garage jack, or scissor jack, though, the frame rail would be the better choice. The axle (at least on my trailer) doesn't look hefty enough.

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