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I also think the space between the tires can make a big difference. My TA plus works very well with both spring system, and torsion.

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Tire spacing is why it works on my horse trailer but not the wide stance axles on my TT





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I've listed it for sale on Marketplace and will just use my floor jack. It barely took 15 minutes to change out the spare today. Anyway, I have the GYs installed and noticed they have an extra ply in the tread and are significantly more heavy than the Castle Rocks. The tech commented several times about the weight of the GYs. And to many comments here and abroad, yes it is best to test in the comfort of home and not during a true emergency. That's why we yard camp so much!


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lwbfl wrote:

I've listed it for sale on Marketplace and will just use my floor jack. It barely took 15 minutes to change out the spare today.

And to many comments here and abroad, yes it is best to test in the comfort of home and not during a true emergency. !


IMHO, the main issue with carrying a floor jack is most times you need it other than home you are missing a very important part to make it work safely; a floor.

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JRscooby wrote:

lwbfl wrote:

I've listed it for sale on Marketplace and will just use my floor jack. It barely took 15 minutes to change out the spare today.

And to many comments here and abroad, yes it is best to test in the comfort of home and not during a true emergency. !


IMHO, the main issue with carrying a floor jack is most times you need it other than home you are missing a very important part to make it work safely; a floor.


It's all I've carried for 30+ years. A 2x6 goes along with it. Until two years ago I never had anything but dirt and grass to work in so I'm well equipped for that LOL!

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lwbfl wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

lwbfl wrote:

I've listed it for sale on Marketplace and will just use my floor jack. It barely took 15 minutes to change out the spare today.

And to many comments here and abroad, yes it is best to test in the comfort of home and not during a true emergency. !


IMHO, the main issue with carrying a floor jack is most times you need it other than home you are missing a very important part to make it work safely; a floor.


It's all I've carried for 30+ years. A 2x6 goes along with it. Until two years ago I never had anything but dirt and grass to work in so I'm well equipped for that LOL!


Yes you can haul the floor too. But it takes more thought about where to put the board than bottle jack. More danger of falling, but less likely to be under when falls

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JRscooby wrote:

lwbfl wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

lwbfl wrote:

I've listed it for sale on Marketplace and will just use my floor jack. It barely took 15 minutes to change out the spare today.

And to many comments here and abroad, yes it is best to test in the comfort of home and not during a true emergency. !


IMHO, the main issue with carrying a floor jack is most times you need it other than home you are missing a very important part to make it work safely; a floor.


It's all I've carried for 30+ years. A 2x6 goes along with it. Until two years ago I never had anything but dirt and grass to work in so I'm well equipped for that LOL!


Yes you can haul the floor too. But it takes more thought about where to put the board than bottle jack. More danger of falling, but less likely to be under when falls


Doesn't everyone carry tools in their truck? I have multiple boards in the toolbox. I've used this jack with everything from a F250 with a 16" lift to Airstreams, Pop-Ups, utility trailers, etc. Never had a problem so far. You just have to use common sense (a super power these days) and be smarter than what you're working with.

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I will agree, carry extra cribbing. My trailor aid works fine, if you need another 1/2 inch put a board under it. Or use the bottle jack or whatever else you want to carry with you. Sometimes you need more then one thing to accomplish your goals.


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I will agree, carry extra cribbing. My trailor aid works fine, if you need another 1/2 inch put a board under it. Or use the bottle jack or whatever else you want to carry with you. Sometimes you need more then one thing to accomplish your goals.


My issue was the higher I lift one tire, the more it pushes the other one down. I would have had to jack the tire up about 6" to get it off the ground with the rear axle on the aid. With the shackles hooked together, they can actually flip down quite a distance! With both on the ground I lifted it 2" and changed them with ease. I'm not sure how much higher I'd have to get one tire before the other finally cleared the ground but it would be a significant angle an I'd rather just use the jack to lift the tire 2" and let the TT stay level.

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Just looked at a picture of what i think was your set up, maybe the extra height alows the axels to move more. Works on mine, but everyone is diffrent. I do also carry 2 bottle jacks and the tv jack and a 2nd spare. I dont want to get stuck. Ever. Wood is good for a base , or a hill also. I learned that with just my truck long ago. You do you!

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