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I often see experts on here saying that if you have one flat you should change all four because of the "overloading" that occurs on the other three.
I am putting on new brakes, how do I jack it up so that additional stress won't be transferred to the "off" tires?

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If you stop believing everything you read on the internet you won't have a problem jacking up your trailer and installing new brakes (or whatever). What you need to be worried about is where you put the jack, not how much load is on the other tires.

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This ^^
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?? Confusing question, but if you're concerned that the other tires will be overloaded and thus damaged, in a static situation while lifting one wheel (to change brakes), they wont.
Even if you were loading the other tires more, it wouldn't matter, but you're not loading the other tires more, you're just letting the jack do the work of the tire that's off.


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And regarding the change all 4 tires after a flat, that is totally subjective and situation specific too.

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Grit dog wrote:

And regarding the change all 4 tires after a flat, that is totally subjective and situation specific too.



The last time I had a flat on the trailer I changed the other 3, the 4 tow vehicle tires, my wifes 4 tires who was following me at the time, and my next door neighbors including all the spares. You can never be too safe.

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Jacking one side does not (significantly) stress the tires on the other side; there isn't much if any weight transfer there. You're just taking the weight that the tires on the side you're jacking up off of those tires and putting it on the jack.

There is a very tiny bit of weight transfer due to the angle of the trailer shifting and so its center of gravity being ever so slightly closer to the other side, but it's no different than parking on slightly sloping ground...or walking from one side to the other in the trailer.





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pitch wrote:

I often see experts on here saying that if you have one flat you should change all four because of the "overloading" that occurs on the other three.
I am putting on new brakes, how do I jack it up so that additional stress won't be transferred to the "off" tires?


People will say this will cause damage to the tire on the TrailerAid Plus. If your tires are harmed from this they will never last on the road since load is often moved fully from both tires to one.

This device is a much safer way to change out a bad tire or simply do maintenance.

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pitch wrote:

I often see experts on here saying that if you have one flat you should change all four because of the "overloading" that occurs on the other three.
I am putting on new brakes, how do I jack it up so that additional stress won't be transferred to the "off" tires?


What makes you think they are experts? If your tires are old, look at the DOT code, like 8 years; I would consider replacing them all.
Going down the road, with humps and bumps and turns, you will transfer more load to tires then jacking ever will.


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

And regarding the change all 4 tires after a flat, that is totally subjective and situation specific too.



The last time I had a flat on the trailer I changed the other 3, the 4 tow vehicle tires, my wifes 4 tires who was following me at the time, and my next door neighbors including all the spares. You can never be too safe.


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