Just raise the rear 7 or 8 inches, and then use a bottle jack to raise the axle on the side you are working. The jacks are holding the rv weight, the axle is supporting the tires, axle itself and springs.
Where do you jack up a motorhome?
If you want to raise the entire vehicle up, it is recommended that you drive the front wheels of the vehicle up to chocks or a ramp. Then you can place the jack stand underneath the vehicle and hoist your jack on the jack stands and crank the lever up to elevate the vehicle.
What is better a floor jack or bottle jack?
Compared to floor jacks, however, bottle jacks cannot offer high stability due to their narrow frame; floor jacks provide a more solid solution for tricky operations. Bottle jacks also have a minimum lift height, which may pose problems when working with standard-clearance automobiles.
Can you jack up a trailer on the axle?
It is best to place the jack underneath the axle, and to only jack up the trailer until the trailer’s weight is off the tire. If you need to make any other repairs, place the jack near where you need to work, using the frame or the axles (they are the strongest points underneath the trailer).
Can I leave my car on a jack stand overnight?
I have seen a lot of qualified mechanics leave the car on jack stands for months without any problems. Be sure the car is mounted on the proper jacking points and that your jack stands are rated for the appropriate weight and you should be fine.
What size Jack do I need for my RV?
If you are looking for jacks to support your entire RV, you should at least one 10 ton jack, in addition to some smaller 3 ton jacks for extra support. Often having the proper jack for your RV could be life or death for some.