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Old 07-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Changing a flat tire

Anyone have any info on this?
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I was wondering if it worked
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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When I changed my tires, I tried using a ramp made out of lynx blocks- I went up 4" or 5" and it wasn't enough to get my other tire off of the ground due to my EquaFlex Suspension. I'd worry that the TrailerAide wouldn't get me off of the ground.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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There's also been a thread here in the last few months- you can do a search and they should come up.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:00 AM   #4
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Sure does. I personally haven't used one, but we have one for our church trailer (heavier than my camper). A friend of mine recently had to change one of its tires and said it worked great. So now I have one in the camper as well.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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I use 2 x 6 scrap lumber for leveling blocks.
I can put 2 pieces in front of a tire and pull up on it and the other tire
on that side will be off the ground.
No jack or special thingamagig to lift the wheel needed!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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I use the black one works great, use it to do the bearings too.
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it wasn't enough to get my other tire off of the ground due to my EquaFlex Suspension.
I borrowed one from a friend when I was swapping wheels and tires and it would not provide enough lift for me either, because of the equaflex. I tried setting it on a 2x4 and using a ramp of leggos could not get it to lift enough.
I ended up needing a jack to get mine off the ground, now there is a bottle jack that lives in the basement for occasions that call for lifting a tire off the ground.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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They work great ONLY if the rim with the flat will come up off the ground when you drive the good wheel up on it. I have one and have to put a 2X8 under it to get the flat off the ground. Once on, it's very secure. I suggest to buy one locally and return it if it doesn't do the job.
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We had a tire with a very slow leak on our last trip and it had us wondering how we would change trailer tire (2304S) 14" tire. We carry a bottle jack where is the safe place to put it? Will Trailer Aid work on our size trailer & tires?
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
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I wouldn't be without a Trailer-aid for changing tires on a tandem axle trailer, repacking bearings, and adjusting brakes.
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