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Old 07-19-2016, 09:01 AM   #71
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I wasn't trying to be snarky, I just haven't seen the need to add anything.
I know you were not, I took it in the jest you intended. And hopefully you realized I was having fun right back. You always seem to have done something to camping gear to make it perform better, so I was just picking at you because you had not modified your Trailer Aid to "OC's Super Trailer Aid".
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:34 AM   #72
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...so I was just picking at you because you had not modified your Trailer Aid to "OC's Super Trailer Aid".
I was at a trailer shop that had Trailer Aids and ask if I could measure one and got permission to do so. Being the cheapskate that I am, went home and made my own. Mine is maybe 1" wider, I don't remember. Only used it one time to see if it worked on our concrete driveway and it did. It's been on the back bumper undisturbed for about 3 yrs now.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:48 AM   #73
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NICE shop! No wonder you can MacGyver anything and everything!
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:55 AM   #74
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NICE shop! No wonder you can MacGyver anything and everything!
I usually remains totally cluttered. Have to leave TOWTA's old junker outside for any project of any size. I took 25 pictures of the contents for insurance purposes. Way too many to post here.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:30 PM   #75
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Had 2 flats on a triple axle cargo trailer, same side, and used a 12ton bottle jack and 19.8V cordless craftsman impact wrench. What a life saver. Changed flats in 10 minutes. Hardest part was getting spares out of storage.


Yup! No gimmicky ramps for me. A basic bottle jack is all you need!


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Old 07-19-2016, 09:30 PM   #76
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Dexter says to jack the trailer up from the frame of the trailer or damage to the axles or suspension system could occur. I suspect this is CYA. I've always used the axle close to or under the U clamps.

I read on another forum that someone said a dexter rep advised not to use the trailer aid as it could bend the axle. Maybe that's why they say not to jack from the suspension or axle?

It's a long way up to the frame. I guess one could block the bottle jack up with some 4 x 6's. I've been using a jack with a small strip of channel iron to distribute the weight a little. Haven't had any issues.
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I do one of two things:

1. Call Coach Net to come out replace the tire.

2. Hit my six point level up and lift the tire off the ground, put jack stands under the the frame, and change tire.

What I won't do. Is put a bottle jack under the frame along side the highway with big trucks going by rocking the 5er and on uneven ground to change a tire.
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