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Old 06-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #11
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All of the above and an extra complete set of new axle bearings and seals.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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I know this might be old-school, but has anyone considered flares in case they find themselves broke down in a blind corner or busy highway at night?
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:36 PM   #13
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I carry an emergency kit in my vehicles that contain flares and those reflective triangles (among other things).
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:38 PM   #14
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I used the trailer aid and didn't care for it. I carry a small bottle jack (12 ton) cost about $30 and I purchased a sorta breaker bar lug wrench that expands to about 18" and has two sockets that have two different sizes on each end. Walmart $15. Pretty handy since the campers don't come with it. I have used them both a few times
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:56 PM   #15
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I thought my trailer aid was great. Why jack up the rig? Drive on/drive off. cannot use it on my new 5th wheel because I have a Trail Air suspension. Make your life easy. As a matter of fact I think most axle manufacturers tell you not to jack the axles and most frame manufacturers tell you not to jack the frame. So where the hell do you jack? Just my opinion.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:57 PM   #16
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I thought my trailer aid was great. Why jack up the rig? Drive on/drive off. cannot use it on my new 5th wheel because I have a Trail Air suspension. Make your life easy. As a matter of fact I think most axle manufacturers tell you not to jack the axles and most frame manufacturers tell you not to jack the frame. So where the hell do you jack? Just my opinion.
My camper is a Large fifthwheel and the wheel wouldn't get off of the ground when I pulled up onto it. I had to use a couple of short 2x10 boards under it and it didn't look very safe. I don't see why you think it was so great if you couldn't use it. And as far as the manufacturer's suggestions as for jacking it up. I am pretty sure a lot of the rv dealers use floor jacks under them on the axles. I have my own technique with the bottle jack. Works wonderful, safe and no problems and that's my Opinion.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:51 AM   #17
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I used it on my 25 foot travel trailer and still think it was great. Go ahead, jack your rig, bend an axle under warranty and see what happens.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:59 AM   #18
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The only real downside on using the Trailer Aid for maintenance items was it requires two people to get up on the ramp. You definitely need that spotter to help guide you safely onto the 'cradle'. Try peeling the DW out of the kitchen when you need help the most....
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:28 AM   #19
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I used it on my 25 foot travel trailer and still think it was great. Go ahead, jack your rig, bend an axle under warranty and see what happens.
So if it doesn't work on your fifthwheel, then what do you use?
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So if it doesn't work on your fifthwheel, then what do you use?
Call AAA

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