Originally Posted by ungabunga
I did once the trailer was in the air so that the axle could be pulled ahead and aligned with the new spring. i dont carry enough jacks to raise all tires off the ground while camping.
A hydraulic jack would be a reasonably-priced addition to the 'tool kit'.
I have rubber torsion axles, so need one anyway to change a tire. And I use it in the fall to raise the camper so I can block it up off the tires for storage. Such a jack would have definitely paid for itself with what happened to you.
Just one question, could you not have removed the wheel on the broken-spring axle, dropped the axle so you could change the spring, then put the wheel back on? I know it is not a repair that most are prepared to make 'on the side of the road', but maybe we should be?