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Old 04-28-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Changing a tire with Trailer aid

Has anyone ever used a trailer aid device to change a tire on a trailer? It is designed for dual axle trailers and lifts one wheel off the ground so you can easily change the tire that has gone flat. I bought one a while back but am concerned about putting to much stress on the axle. Thoughts....

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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I use one on my wife's goose horse trailer. I've purchased one for my 5th wheel, but, am concerned about the stress too. I think that as it's a short time duration event, it SHOULD be fine, but, it'd be nice to see a factory rep say one way or the other.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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Used it on my trailer to rotate the tires and check the brakes. Haven't had any problems.

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Don't see it as any worse than when you or tire dealer jacks up one side and it puts the load of a major portion of the trailer on 2 tires. Wouldn't worry about using it for 15-20 minutes. They are designed for extra loading for a short time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was thinking I would be ok using it since it would only be for such a short time, just wanted to get the opinion of others so I would feel better about it when the times comes.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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I looked at one of those. What I didn't like is that it doesn't seem wide enough to fully support the tire that you're putting all the load on.
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Your over thinking this it is made to do the job and works great.
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Your over thinking this it is made to do the job and works great.
You mean that in your opinion it is made -> by someone who knows what they're doing <- to do the job. I always think about the quality of what I'm buying rather than just trusting corporate China. If that's "over-thinking", then so be it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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Can't see why not when had my blow out tire didn't touch the ground after shredding but full load was on other tire for about mile before I finally was able to stop and so far no known damage to the trailer....
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