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Old 01-08-2020, 10:39 PM   #1
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Okay, I finally got the slab poured (a nightmare for sure) and now I'm ready to park my 2019 13' Scamp on it, where do I put the jacks to support the frame and relieve the load on the torsion axle?
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:42 PM   #2
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Okay, I finally got the slab poured (a nightmare for sure) and now I'm ready to park my 2019 13' Scamp on it, where do I put the jac's to support the frame and relieve the load on the torsion axle?

Given that the torsion axle lasts for decades, I'd save my money and energy.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:04 PM   #3
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I’d put 4 under the trailer. Under the frame rails about a foot
Each direction from the axle.
I would be careful to just relieve some weight
And not necessarily lift the tires completely off the paving but I would
Put a board under each wheel so offgassing lime in the new concrete did not contact the tire surfaces. I’d put the corner jacks down too. I’m old school and YMMV.
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Old 01-09-2020, 01:41 AM   #4
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Okay, I finally got the slab poured (a nightmare for sure) and now I'm ready to park my 2019 13' Scamp on it, where do I put the jacks to support the frame and relieve the load on the torsion axle?
Step three in the old winterizing instructions. Jacks go under the frame just behind the axles.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:08 AM   #5
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The reason for using 4 jacks is to avoid putting extra load on the tongue jack. The two jacks in front of axle carry some of that load.

Totally agree not jacking it "up" but just taking some weight off so the wheels drop a touch lower.

Tongue jack is essentially a threaded rod going through a nut welded in place. The nuts can and do break free. Makes not picking up the back and tipping a lot of weight on the front jack a good idea.

One can also possibly use jack stands forward of axle and jacks to the rear to take weight off without dumping it on the tongue jack. This type work well. No idea of this specific items quality but this type are useful for storage and what I use for stabilizing trailer when parked and in use.


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Old 01-09-2020, 11:02 AM   #6
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I use two jack stands on the frame right behind the axle. I lift the wheels all the way off the ground (my preference; allows me to turn them for inspection, remove them to rotate wheels, grease bearings, adjust brakes- or whatever, without moving anything). I also deploy the rear stabilizers and keep the tongue jack down. Itís supported on five points, with most of the weight on the jack stands near the axle, as should be. Very solid, no bounce or flex.

I could see using an extra pair on a 16'er, but it seems like overkill on a 13'er.

I got the two jack stands plus a small floor jack, which makes easy work of lifting onto the stands, for $45 at Walmart.
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Given that the torsion axle lasts for decades, I'd save my money and energy.

Too late, got the slab poured.
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:18 PM   #8
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A slab is not necessary to store or support the trailer- you could just as easily put the jack stands on flat pavers. But the slab will prevent mud splash up, it will be more pleasant to work on the underside (not for a while, I hope!), possibly reduce moisture underneath, and it might even deter mice and other critters, which don't like to run across open, unprotected spaces. I have mine on a slab, remnants of an old garage, and I like it. Enjoy!
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:41 PM   #9
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Simple truth. Just take a little weight off of the wheel. Job done.
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