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Proper Jack Procedure for Removing Tires and/or Lubing on Elite 23

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I have an Elite 23 with Dexter EZ-Ride.  Dexter says don't put floor jack on round axle.  OTT says don't put floor jack under alum frame.  Do I use 2 of the built-in jacks or do I use all 3?  There seems to be limited places to use the floor jack.  Have I missed some guidance in the manual.  Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Make sure to put your floor jack under the steel channel that the suspension is attached to.

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I crawled under the trailer yesterday and it was not obvious to me where I could place a floor jack.   I am just curious what approach other owners are taking.  It looks like a heavy duty bottle jack in conjunction with the front jack and one wheel jack would work but    I would prefer a floor jack for its stability  (unsure of its placement).

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Oliver trailers are designed to be lifted by their own jacks, the only caution would be lifting one too high on its own, so as to not twist the frame too much, so use both in the rear or all three as desired. The three built in jacks provide 9000lbs of lifting capacity (together).

 

Oliver only warns against extended time on them, as in storage situations.

 

I replaced my original Dexter setup out to EZFlex with the two rear jacks, no problem.

 

 

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Randy


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2017 F350 6.7L SRW CC LB


2015 Oliver Elite II Hull #69

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@Try2Relax:

 

I agree on the Jacks.

 

My practice is to leave Ollie attached to my tug.  I make sure it is in park and the truck emergency brake is set and exit the vehicle and LOCK IT.  I then take  my chocks and put them on the tug.  By having the bulldog fully engaged, and my tug chocked,  I know that the trailer/Tug are NOT going to move.  I then use both  of my rear trailer jacks to raise the trailer in a level manner.

 

Other than violate the current owner's manual on this topic, do you see any other "Gotcha's" that I may be missing?

 

Thank you,

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Sorry, just saw this. That sounds great.

 

When I replaced the suspension/greased the bearings (level in driveway), I'd forgotten the inner seal (1st time doing) and it was up on its jacks for more than 24 hours, without wheels, no problems, as a precaution I lowered it to it's lowest level and placed lumber cornerways under the rear frame (just in case).

 

In my opinion, placing any kind of jack under an Ollie would be more of an emergency situation, than what I did above.

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Randy


One Life Live It Enjoyably


2017 F350 6.7L SRW CC LB


2015 Oliver Elite II Hull #69

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John, I follow the same procedure as you do, the only thing I would add to that, would be to extend the front jack so as to not put excessive weight on my vehicles receiver hitch.

 

Steve


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