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Old 10-16-2007, 08:48 PM   #15
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wrong word. Jacking" them with the rod under discussion.
Then I agree that jacking them with the rod would be a real pain. But it's an unnecessary pain. No need to use the rod at all. Read my post above about my set up procedure. If it doesn't make sense let me know.

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:01 AM   #16
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Should one worry about stressing the frame by jacking one side up a ways?
Yes and no... I would not be concerned about the frame, but if you twist it (my Boler twists significantly if I jack on one corner) the [b]body will either flex or crack... and that's not good.

If the frame of most of these trailers is lifted, it should be evenly on each side, or near one suspension mount (see the leveling jacks on the new Oliver Legacy for a nice illustration of that approach). I think that jacking on one rear corner to do anything more than take up slack and stabilize it a bad plan, which is one reason why Byron's method (which seats the trailer firmly on the stabilizers, but doesn't try to lift with them) makes sense.

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