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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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Old 26 February 2015, 05:51   #3
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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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Old 26 February 2015, 11:31   #5
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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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Drop the boat off trailer and just pick it up and put the axle on some wood blocks you can block under the front as well much easier..... Or use axle stands......... (good idea to strap it down if your going to hit it with a hammer...)

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster...JRkaAver8P8HAQ
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Done and dusted!

I bought the boat knowing the brakes needed fitting. He assured me that all it needed was the pads and cables and I managed to change the price to suit this.

However....Took the drums off to find this mess!!

Saying my final good byes to my money...

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Old 27 February 2015, 10:38   #13
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The axle was serviced only a few months before as well! Paper work to prove it. Would never trust the mechanic if he left these alone
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I can't see in pic but can you get the back plates off?
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I can't see in pic but can you get the back plates off?

Nope, the suspension and hubs are all built into the axle so looks like it'll be a new axle!
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Best way to jack up a trailer?

You know what they say about a boat?

It stands for Bang Out Another Thousand!
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Old 27 February 2015, 12:22   #17
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What weight is it ? , under 750 kg ?, will it need brakes ?.......
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I bet that was a joy to behold when you uncovered it. Archaeologists dig iron age weapons out of fields in better condition than that...
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The guy said it was just under the limit...but he also said the back plates were fine to use again!

It's this boat so I'm guessing it'll be over the limit. Hoping to sell it this summer so will see what happens Click image for larger version

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That is Fu####k!
Getting another Zap cat???
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