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Removing a wheel from a double axle caravan

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12 Aug 2019 @ 17:36:56 pm
Colin
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Hi all caravaning Buddies

I have a 1988 Sprite Sunway. I am redoing it and was wondering how the heck does a person jack it up on the side of the road should I get a flat.

I have come across a number of people (mainly overseas) saying lift the one wheel with a chock block then you can remove the other wheel?????

Is there any other information that anyone can offer me please?

Thanks

Colin

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12 Aug 2019 @ 17:44:43 pm
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On a double axle you are correct.

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12 Aug 2019 @ 17:47:02 pm
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On double axle you are right.

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12 Aug 2019 @ 18:07:58 pm
Colin
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Thank you Paul. Then that is the way to go. I will make a chock block and place it somewhere safe.

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12 Aug 2019 @ 18:29:07 pm
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We used a high lift jack and a WheelBuddy on the good wheel.

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13 Aug 2019 @ 05:50:32 am
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I normally had a 3 ton trolley jack that I always tag along just for this purpose.  Now I just make use of the 12 V electrical jack.

You can buy the wheel step from any Camp or Leisure World outlet.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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13 Aug 2019 @ 17:00:56 pm
Colin
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Thanks again Paul.

Thanks Flip and Leon.

Leon you mention a 12volt jack. I never seen a 12volt jack, I didn't even know they maunfactured that, can you please tell me where I can buy a 12 volt jack

Thanks again

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13 Aug 2019 @ 18:45:14 pm
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i would like to look at this 12v  jack as well, whilst i have never had a puncture yet, i use a scissor jack to lift the axle until my 20 ton bottle jack fits in and does the rest, i do this every 6 months just before i move to inspect the wheel bearings.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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13 Aug 2019 @ 21:07:13 pm
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.Image result for 12V Electric Jack

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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13 Aug 2019 @ 21:21:03 pm
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13 Aug 2019 @ 21:37:52 pm
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thanks colin, that sure going to make life easier .

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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14 Aug 2019 @ 05:52:52 am
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Yes the 12V electrical jack is on stock at Adendorf's.  Make sure you buy the 2 Ton Jack and not 2000pounds jack.

They do have a downfall of the full potential lift capability is only available from when the jack is about halfway to two thirds open.  But is should not be a problem if the caravan is not that heavy or if in your case the one wheel is still hard.

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14 Aug 2019 @ 05:55:24 am
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I have installed a 12 V socket on either side of the caravan in the middle between the two wheels.  This way I have no problem with 12 V access-ability because I use the jack to store my caravan with the wheel lifted of the ground.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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14 Aug 2019 @ 09:48:58 am
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12v socket at the wheels is a good idea , thanks.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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