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Old 08-10-2014, 08:39 PM   #11
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I have a 10ton bottle jack for at home... and I have used both the frame and an axle for a lifting point... but just bought the Rapid-Jack like Ford Idaho posted, but mine is slightly different and red. I have seen one used, and the guy didn't have any boards / plywood, so it lifted as it sank into the ground... he got the flat off, but it wasn't high enough to get the good tire back on. But, he did have a bottle jack that he placed under the axle... frankly, I wouldn't want to have to get part way under a trailer this size to get a jack under an axle. Something to think about. I plan on getting a piece 3/4" plywood, 2' x 2' and throw into into the front storage bin. I plan to use it for side-to-side leveling as well. I got the chock with it for this purpose. That way you can get from 3/4" to 7" without carrying the many pounds of lumber.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:46 PM   #12
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I broke down this week and grabbed a Trailer-Aid from the CW store. It's just a nice little, lightweight, plastic ramp to drive the good tire up onto so you can change the flat one. I lost a trailer tire on my car trailer last week (2nd one in 2 years,) and this would have made things so much easier. So I'm thinking that this thing is just going to live in my truck...
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:56 PM   #13
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What the heck is that made out of? 17lbs? holy crap!!!!
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:59 PM   #14
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I broke down this week and grabbed a Trailer-Aid from the CW store. It's just a nice little, lightweight, plastic ramp to drive the good tire up onto so you can change the flat one. I lost a trailer tire on my car trailer last week (2nd one in 2 years,) and this would have made things so much easier. So I'm thinking that this thing is just going to live in my truck...
Made mine and it rides on the back bumper of the trailer.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:07 PM   #15
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The Anderson 3620 actually only weighs 7.7lbs... one place it says 6#... I don't know why they say the shipping weight is 17#... probably about 9# shipping. It is one substantial piece of plastic! You can also flip it on its side to be used as a base for your tongue jack. And, its stylish (what dah!)
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #16
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I have the trailer aid and it works great. Didnt have to buy it as i found it on the side of the road.
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Had to use my trailer aid last week for the first time...fortunately not on my trailer but a friends. It worked great. We were back on the road in less than 30 minutes. Nothing scarier than seeing the trailer in front of you ripping rubber up.


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I like it and its biodegradable!
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #19
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I carry a "trailer aid" in my truck when I travel...no brainer.
I also added an extra air line off of my on board air compressor to run an air tool.
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I like the home made fabrication a lot. At $50, the Tire aid is quite pricy for a simple slope to drive up on.
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