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Old 03-04-2014, 09:06 AM   #1
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changing out tires

I am getting new tires for my trailer. I will be ordering them on-line. Do not feel comfortable trailering anywhere because 1 tire blow just sitting there over winter, so will need to take the old tires off and take them somewhere to have mounted and balanced.

What is the best way to do this? Can I pull trailer up on some 2x6, and change out 1 tire on both sides at same time? Jack up 1 side, put jacks under, and change both on that side?

Never done this before, any help appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Yep -that's the way I do it -
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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The (Safe) way for you is build a ramp constructed of (2x8) wood blocks. Screw & glue the stair step pieces together. The end result will look like a (Trailer-Aid).Do one tire at a time. Tow vehicle must be connected at all times! The ramp will be needed for (Brake & Bearing) repair in the future also,I loan ours to friends also! Youroo!! I see in your old Posts that you have a Torsion system,you could update your Info to help Members know what you have for future Help!
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #4
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What tires will you go with? (Just love that , when a subject matter comes up.... so do the pop up ads...)
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #5
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I used a trailer-aid and took one off and relaxed it with the spare then drove the trailer off the trailer-aid then put it back up on the spare, that allowed me to take the other wheel off and let me just make two trips for tire change.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the ideas.

Brother Les, going with Hercules tires.

DDC, love the spare tire idea.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #7
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Bpgast,thanks for updating your Info page. Youroo!!
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #8
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I now have Hercules ties on my truck and trailer. Seem to be okay. They are reasonable priced, very round and straight on the balancer and took less than 1oz to balance. About 15,000 on the truck and 2000 on the trailer.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:19 PM   #9
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Ordered the tires, Hercules. Also ordered the trailer aid. Thanks again for everyone's help.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:03 PM   #10
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Sorry, have another question. How long can I leave the 1 tire on the trail aid while I get the tires switched out?
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