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ROBERTSUNRUS

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Posted: 08/03/22 10:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon] Hi, "Trailer Aid Plus"


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Grit dog wrote:

wanderingbob wrote:

Never jack


Really? Why?


He read it on the interwebs?


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I've done both - jacked where the axle U-bolts are and run one tire up onto a ramp. Both worked, did not damage the trailer.


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Changing a tire? Do it on a nice day in driveway first. Dark, rain, with traffic going by is not the time to go to school.
Ramp under other tire might work, but will need to be pretty steep with some trailers.
Now the most risky time is when you get wheel off, discover you need up just little more to get the other on. I pull the flat on a ramp until center of axle is at normal height. This way, takes much less jacking. Flat off ramp, slide ramp out, wheel off, then back on.

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I slide my jack in between the 2 tires and jack up on the triangle shape equalizer.


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When jacking, I USED to place it under the spring perch... virtually no chance of damage that way....


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With a "trailer aide ' type device you can have the flat off the ground in the the time it takes to place 'trailer aide " at the tire and pull forwards or backwards . Back 15 years or so before the Goodyear trailer tire recall my wife and I changed several flats each week during our delivery schedule . Are best all time record was eight minutes between blow out and back on the road . NEVER JACK !

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I look at it this way, if the trailer was meant to be rolled up on a lazy trailer aide, then why did they put 2 axles on it with 2 tires? To support the weight, period. Now you're going to shift all that weight to one tire with the suspension completely twisted to achieve that. Don't be lazy, use the appropriate jack.

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wanderingbob wrote:

With a "trailer aide ' type device you can have the flat off the ground in the the time it takes to place 'trailer aide " at the tire and pull forwards or backwards . Back 15 years or so before the Goodyear trailer tire recall my wife and I changed several flats each week during our delivery schedule . Are best all time record was eight minutes between blow out and back on the road . NEVER JACK !


Oh... now I understand. Because rolling up a ramp with the good wheel is a quick method, it makes other methods unacceptable...
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Ramp/"trailer aid" looks to be a good solution.

I would still carry Powerbuilt 3 Ton, Bottle Jack and Jack Stands All-in-1

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