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Old 12-01-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hello, somewhat of a newbie here. I have a question. I am planning on doing wheel bearing maintenance on my 2018 Bullet 272 BHS. It has a spread axle and was wondering if those trailer aid ramps work on a spread axle?

I did a search on this site and everything seems to address a trailer with "normal" distance between the front and rear axles. (Not spread axles).

Additionally, I am not too confident with using a bottle jack with a small surface on the jacking part of the bottle jack and putting it on the frame (another slippery surface). Is there a way to jack the trailer up safely? I have 6 ton jack stands that I plan on putting under the frame as well, but even the jack stands don't have much contact surface when placed under the frame.

I hope this makes sense, thanks in advance!
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:34 AM   #2
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You have to have some confidence in jacks and stands. What type of surface there used on will play a big part in how safe they are. I have no problems jacking and supporting the trailer. Or for that matter any other vehicle I have now or in the past. I use at least 1 item as in another jack or stand as backup. As anything jacked up, no one will be in in to cause movement and I do not get under anything that if the jacks/stands fail I will not be crushed. A simple piece of 2x4 or 2x6 will make a bigger foot print support when used correctly. Only remove and work on 1 wheel at a time. Bottom line if it seems too unsafe for you. Pay someone to do the work.
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:47 AM   #3
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You have to have some confidence in jacks and stands. What type of surface there used on will play a big part in how safe they are. I have no problems jacking and supporting the trailer. Or for that matter any other vehicle I have now or in the past. I use at least 1 item as in another jack or stand as backup. As anything jacked up, no one will be in in to cause movement and I do not get under anything that if the jacks/stands fail I will not be crushed. A simple piece of 2x4 or 2x6 will make a bigger foot print support when used correctly. Only remove and work on 1 wheel at a time. Bottom line if it seems too unsafe for you. Pay someone to do the work.
Thank you for the prompt reply.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:54 PM   #4
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The Trailer Aid will not work on the spread axles, so save your $$$.
Place your jack between the u bolts connecting the axles to the springs with a piece of 2x4 on top of the jack for stability then use your jack stands under the frame. DO NOT place jack or stands past the u bolts towards the center of the axle anywhere, damage will occur.
Been doing it this way for well over 40 years.
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