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    Jacks

    Thinking about using these during long term storage to take weight off my tires, has anybody tried it?

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    Hi John,

    This is an interesting idea. How high would you have to lift the frame, to get the tires clear of the ground ?
    What about making axle saddles for the tops of these jacks and lifting on the axles between the U bolts ? 2" of lift here, will get the tires clear of the ground. This is where I lift (with a hydraulic jack) for brake adjustment, etc.

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    Hey Rob - Yes I was surprised these jacks had that much capacity.
    Not sure how high I would have to go raise tires off the ground, I was thinking just take some or most of the pressure off the tires. Concerned if I lifted too high, rig would be unstable, especially in windy conditions.
    If I jacked under the axles, I would need 3 jacks, whereas if I lifted under the frame. I would only need 2.
    Does that make sense?

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    I was thinking of four of these jacks (maybe smaller ones ?) . . . one under each axle end. This could lift the tires off the ground without lifting the trailer more than 2".

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    Sounds good, I may just try that.

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    John
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