Changing tires on 95 Starcraft

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by G T, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. G T

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    Ok, fellow pup owners. Here's my dilemma... the manual for my popup says to place the jack under the axle plate. sounds good but when I went to do that realized the previous owner had the axle turned to raise the camper height. the plate is now on top of the axle. Soooooo do I place my floor jack as close to the wheel where the plate is or do I use the frame member closest to the tire? I don't remember ever changing a tire in my life so this will be a new thing for this ol' gal...
     
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    Jack up the axle directly?
     
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    Place the jack under the axle at the u bolts
     
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    Either is fine
     
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    According to the manual it says "when raising the trailer use a scissor or hydraulic type jack on a wood block directly under the axle beam." So I guess I misunderstood that the plate was necessary...
     
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    Yes! That's exactly what I did and it worked like a charm. Tires changed and we are done with that chore. Now on with the next one! LOL... never ending.
     

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