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Old 07-06-2019, 11:02 PM   #31
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The axle bracket is centred ahead of the actual axle (wheel centre) location, and if you lift on the forward axle bracket you're way ahead of the effective centre of the axle pair, and thus quite close to the balance point of the trailer. I would definitely lift on the rearward axle bracket, not the forward one.
Brian, you are right. The reason I did it this way is because I always use jack stands while working on lifted vehicles, not on the jack. I lifted with the screw jack on the rear axle support but then rested the front axle support on the jack stand...moving the balance point forward....interesting result..
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:07 PM   #32
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Just a hint. I painted my drums with POR-15 Caliper Paint and it does a great job of keeping the rust stains off my wheels. $15 a can and one can did all four drums.

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My drums came heavily painted shiny black. I don't think they will rust. BTW, my brake conversion job is finished and I will test everything tomorrow. I was much easier than I thought it would be.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:22 PM   #33
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Brian, you are right. The reason I did it this way is because I always use jack stands while working on lifted vehicles, not on the jack. I lifted with the screw jack on the rear axle support but then rested the front axle support on the jack stand...moving the balance point forward....interesting result..
I absolutely agree with the jack stands! Next time, you could jack by the forward brackets then test the rearward axle brackets on the stands, for a more stable result while working. Just a suggestion...
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:14 AM   #34
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I like to jack my trailers while they are hitched to the tug. and yeah, jack from the forward point, put the stands under the rear point. if I can, I'll leave them hitched for the duration of the service as it provides an immovable anchor.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:03 PM   #35
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Trailer-Aid ramp

With a tandem axial, I use a Trailer-Aid ramp for any work on my wheels, tires or bearing/brake assembly. With the trailer hooked up, just pull forward or back one wheel on the ramp and the other is off the ground.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:31 PM   #36
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Have leaf springs instead of torsion bar suspension, the Trailer-Aid does not lift the trailer high enough for the tire to get off the ground. I've tried it.
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Have leaf springs instead of torsion bar suspension, the Trailer-Aid does not lift the trailer high enough for the tire to get off the ground. I've tried it.

We bought the taller Trailer-Aid and I use it all the time on my 21.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:03 PM   #38
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The point Bob was making is that some suspension set ups can not use Trailer-Aid, which seems to only work with torsion axles, not conventional axles.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:10 PM   #39
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The point Bob was making is that some suspension set ups can not use Trailer-Aid, which seems to only work with torsion axles, not conventional axles.

Thanks Jim. I misunderstood Bob's post.
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