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Old 04-01-2014, 01:07 PM   #11
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We are picking up a new Rockwood Windjammer 3001W soon and I was wondering if a trailer aid will work with the torsion axles? Or will one of the axle jacks be a better solution?
Didn't mean to confuse you as stated I want to see what everyone recommends
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:16 PM   #12
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My fault, I didn't understand what you were saying. I'll catch on to this forum thingie soon hopefully! LOL
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:24 PM   #13
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I have torsion suspension on my 264 surveyor and use the trailer aid plus, it works fine, I also use it to lift up and grease the hubs.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #14
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Thanks force, I checked out all the links you graciously provided and now am more confused than before. LOL Wow, so many different views. As the frame on my 3001W is wrapped in body skin, I don't think jacks placed on it would be a good idea. I think the Trailer Aid lift is the best solution, and after that placing the jack on the torsion axle plate behind the wheel would be #2. No way I would put a jack directly on the torsion tube. Wasn't sure how much travel the torsion axles had so I wasn't sure if the Trailer Aid would lift it high enough. I'll check with the service department at the dealership to see how they do it and re-post.
I recently ordered and am days away from receiving a Trailer Aid Plus tandem tire changing ramp from Amazon. Everything I've read and/or can find says that it will work fine and provide enough lift to change one tire at a time on our 2014 Windjammer 3008W (same size and configuration as your 3001W, D_B Travelers). I do carry a bottle jack with me, but this seems like it would be easier and safer should I ever need to change a tire on the road.

Amazon.com: Trailer Aid Plus Tandem Tire Changing Ramp: Automotive

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Talking That is the answer

Thanks Capt. Mike and DDC! I was afraid that with the extra travel afforded by torsion axles the Trailer Aid ramp would not give enough lift. I am ordering one right away, thanks. Probably put a bottle jack in just for unusual events, along with a chain, electrical wiring, fuses, extra wine, ammo...LOL. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:08 PM   #16
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I use a 12 ton jack as per post #2 in this thread.....

How do I jack up Flagstaff?
That is where I jack my trailer when spinning the wheels for greasing the EZ Lube hubs, and adjusting the brakes.

When taking the trailer for a state inspection, I take a 4x4 piece of wood, put it on the floor jack while the mechanic is using that, and jack just in front of the front axle......it is part of the axle support, but is not the axle tube.
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Here is a video on doing the change. Just ignore the lug nuts being put on backward on the changed tire.


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And...I'll add a bottle jack and 4x4 just for this little trick! Thanks.
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I use the Trailer Aid +, it has a little more than 5" of lift to the tire on the ramp. There is about a $10.00 difference in price between the Trailer Aid and the + model. The Trailer aid, not the plus model) has a lift of about 4", would not have been enough for my rig. No flats as yet but I did use it to grease the bearings on our rig, worked great.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:44 PM   #20
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thanks Joe, I'll be sure to get the + model. Didn't realize there was a difference. Hah!
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