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Old 26 February 2015, 05:08   #1
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Best way to jack up a trailer?

Need to jack up the trailer to sort the brakes out, have a decent trolley jack but where's the best jacking point?

I'm guessing on the axle rather than the frame but just wanted to be 100% sure
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Old 26 February 2015, 05:30   #2
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Axle. ideally with it hitched to car
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If not hitched to car,,,then definately chocked each side of the opposite wheel
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Yeah what I though just wanted to check. Cheers guys
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If hitched to the car, make sure it's doesn't roll forward and apply the brakes. Either way, make sure the ram us extended.
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Don't forget the axle stands as well before the HSE mob get you
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Aye, also make sure you have the correct tailboard on aswell, or the tailboard police will be out !!
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Don't forget the axle stands as well before the HSE mob get you
Good shout. I've seen cars slew on scissor jacks, slide off jack points, crumple sills, etc.

Chocking the grounded wheel is essential.
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Good shout. I've seen cars slew on scissor jacks, slide off jack points, crumple sills, etc.

Chocking the grounded wheel is essential.
Yeh seen some near does in the past one of the best ideas I have seen is a jack made from a truck air bag
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When I had a single axle trailer I used to use a jemmy jack to lift it. It was a jack and axle stand all in one.
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