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Old 10-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Changing a tire

My 1971 Hunter Compact needs new tires. I have a 3500 load axle. I'm thinking the jack should only go under the axle near the wheel. Am I correct?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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That's where I put my jack when I changed the tires. I also used a couple of jack stands next to the hydraulic jack, just for safety in case the trailer shifted while I was changing the tires.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
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Steve is right. It's easy for the trailer to shift since it's balance on the jack and one wheel.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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I suggest always hooking up to the TV before jacking up to change a tire. Then you can lift on the axle without it moving around. Much more stable and a lot safer, especially with the tongue light Hunter Compact.

BTW: I take it you don't have the original axle any longer
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Thanks for replies. The axle is not original, it was replaceda few years ago.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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This is a leaf spring axle correct? You should NEVER lift the trailer under the axle, if it's a torsion axle. Lift on the frame close to the tire.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:40 AM   #7
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No torsion axle here. Good point. Thanks.
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