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Old 06-02-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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Emergency Items /Trailer Flat Tire Aid or Jack?

I'm getting a list together for emergency items to keep in my trailer. Just wondering if I should buy jack in case I ever get a flat tire or if I should buy one of those Trailer Flat Tire Aids. Does anybody have any experience with those? Also if anybody knows of any other items I might want to keep stored in my trailer I would really appreciate it.

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:03 AM   #2
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Tools to change a tire, a long 1/2" drive ratchet, socket and extension if necessary. My truck jack is a mechanical type bottle jack that works on my trailer but if yours won't work you can get a suitable bottle jack for pretty reasonable. I've not tried the jacking ramp you mentioned but the videos look promising. I also carry a can of fix a flat though I'm not a fan of the stuff. That way if I have two flats I can keep moving but now that I have the room I'm considering a compressor and plug kit though I hold a plug kit only slightly above fix a flat.

A basic handyman tool set, screwdrivers, pliers, some small sockets and drivers. A multimeter to check electrical plus it's handy to check the post plug before connecting. If you're feeling adventurous a pex repair kit in case you have plumbing issues.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:05 AM   #3
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Here is a few for consideration.

First aid kit
Road side safety markers
Good lug wrench
2x4 or larger 2x6
Tire blocks
Jack
Good selection of tools, fuses, some wire.

Most of all the handy mans friend - duck tape, two or more rolls.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:25 AM   #4
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All of the above plus a safety vest.....
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:37 AM   #5
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Here is a few for consideration.

First aid kit
Road side safety markers
Good lug wrench
2x4 or larger 2x6
Tire blocks
Jack
Good selection of tools, fuses, some wire.

Most of all the handy mans friend - duck tape, two or more rolls.
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All of the above plus a safety vest.....
I have all of the above and I also have a trailer aid from tractor supply its metal. And I have used it and like it.Matter of fact I used it on Memorial weekend coming home noticed one of my L/R tandems very low changed tire for safety sake.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:02 AM   #6
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I've been using my 'Trailer Aid' for re-packing wheel bearings, adjusting brakes etc. It's very well built and durable.

Trailer-Aid - Camco TRAILER AID - Towing Accessories - Camping World

I do have to use a 2" X 10" piece of lumber under it to elevate one wheel high enough to get the other off the ground.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:02 PM   #7
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Good stuff guys. Thank you.

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I've been using my 'Trailer Aid' for re-packing wheel bearings, adjusting brakes etc. It's very well built and durable.

Trailer-Aid - Camco TRAILER AID - Towing Accessories - Camping World

I do have to use a 2" X 10" piece of lumber under it to elevate one wheel high enough to get the other off the ground.
I wondered about lifting it. I know with my suspension, I needed a good 7" of lift under one wheel to get the other wheel off of the ground.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #9
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I know they make a "Trailer Aid Plus" that has an added 1" lift but it doesn't state what the overall height would be.

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I think I've seen that too- but even if I use that in conjunction with a 2x10 (I carry 4 of them with me at all times), it sounds like it could be a good solution.

Thanks for posting your question. It got me thinking about this again.
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