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Old 06-22-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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Are you ready in case of a flat tire?

What do you carry in case you have a flat on the road and need to change the tire yourself?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #2
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Yep,

20 ton bottle jack, tire iron, wood blocks, torque wrench lotsa tools if there are any other issues at the same time.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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I just picked up a 6 ton bottle jack from my neighbor. Now to find a big enough wood block or suitable substitute to make it work.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I carry what it takes to do a tire change be it truck or trailer.
I also carry a can of "fix-a-flat" juice in case I have to limp somewhere to get help.
If I couldn't get off a busy highway or felt unsafe somewhere, I'll call Allstate roadside assistance and wait.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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Trailer aid + and a 4 way tire wrench
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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Ok, next question..
Where is the best place to put the jack?
Under the frame or lift spring plate?

Images from my 07 Orbit with leaf springs.




The 2012 Rockwood that now I own has the Torsion Axles
So would you place the jack under that axle as close to the wheel as possible?
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:02 AM   #7
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Without looking at a manual, I would say to jack it up using the main frame rail only.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:29 AM   #8
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Post #6, that picture that says "leaf spring plate", is not a torsion axle, and the leaf spring hanger looks broken or at least the weld on it does. As for jacking up a trailer, you never go wrong placing a hack under where the leaf springs are, provided it has leaf springs.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:57 AM   #9
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Post #6, that picture that says "leaf spring plate", is not a torsion axle, and the leaf spring hanger looks broken or at least the weld on it does. As for jacking up a trailer, you never go wrong placing a hack under where the leaf springs are, provided it has leaf springs.
I dunno, the beads look ok on the perches, but he labeled those shots as being from his old TT. His new one has torsion axles. He should be able to lift from the axle mount plate. Use a board if you need to to get proper surface area. Frame would be prefered, however, if it is easy/safe enough to get a jack to it.

Here is the mount spot. Else the frame isn't much further either. Just would need a block of wood if not able to reach it.

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
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My camper weighs 9000 pounds and I will only be lifting half of that.
A 10 ton Jack will lift 20,000 pounds. A 5 ton jack will lift 10,000 pounds.
I carry a 5 ton bottle jack. It takes up way less room and weighs a fraction of the 20 Ton.

My Truck fully loaded (PIN ON) weighs 9200 pounds and the 5 ton will work to change a tire on it as well because there are 3 other tires supporting the truck's load.

You can never go wrong jacking the frame provided you don't put it under the pine strip that the belly covering is stapled to or under the gas line.

NEVER (IMO) use the axle tube or the torsion axle mount. I think you can easily overload it with the point load of the jack and bend metal or break welds.
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