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Old 03-07-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hi . Maybe someone with more experience can help me. I need to check my wheels bearing on my HiLo 21' ,do I have to lift the top part to get the tires out?
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"NO" but you have to watch were you place the jack. you can us the stabilizer jacks for balance and jack the torque arm to lift the tire up,
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Someone told me, I can use the stabilizer jack to change a tire is that true?
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NO.
stabilizer jacks are not that strong, and will arch the frame.
I have an older 4 wheel 21 ft' er.
I jack up the axle from the center of the leaf spring attachment point.
I use a small bottle jack.

DO NOT JACK UP WITH A FLOOR JACK TO AXLE CENTER...axle will bend
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:51 PM   #5
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When you have two axels, you do not need to use a jack to change a tire or lube your bearings. If you have a set of stackable blocks, stack them into a ramp, or make a ramp out of several short pieces of 2x8 or 2x10s. Pull the front tire up on the ramp to lift the rear tire off the ground and back the rear tire up on the ramp to lift the front tire off the ground. Much safer than using a jack, and no risk of bending the axel.
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When you have two axels, you do not need to use a jack to change a tire or lube your bearings. If you have a set of stackable blocks, stack them into a ramp, or make a ramp out of several short pieces of 2x8 or 2x10s. Pull the front tire up on the ramp to lift the rear tire off the ground and back the rear tire up on the ramp to lift the front tire off the ground. Much safer than using a jack, and no risk of bending the axel.
That is the best way to go....unless you really want to invest money in these.

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You may want to look at it on Amazon also.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...d=INHE8YQ5Z02T

That's the Trailer-Aid plus, you can also get the Trailer-Aid that has 1" less lift. Click on it on the above attached page.
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Thanks everyone, for all the information you gave me . I did it with a bottle jack .
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Who can tell me good places to go with kids. I bought a 2001 HiLo 21' and I want to use it for first time but I don't know nice places the kids enjoy.
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I don't know where in FL you live, but there are many state parks.
Go to a FL website for info of services available and sites in the park.
As a long time camper, do your first outing closer to home for a trial run.
Use the lowering list, "search".
Have fun.
Now is a great time of year to camp in FL..
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