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Old 09-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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Have you tried your Trailer Aid? I tried a stack of Lynx blocks to get my tire off of the ground and ran out of blocks to make the length of ramp that I needed for the height that I needed in order for the 2nd tire to hang. I have the EquaFlex suspension and it allowed quite a bit of travel before the 2nd tire left the ground in order to change it.
How high did you go with the blocks?I have equaflex suspension and just used the lynx blocks to change my tire about an hour ago. (We picked up a pop rivet on our labor day trip) We had to go 4 high but had no clearance issues. Funny I just saw the other thread yesterday and that's how I got the idea to use the blocks. Plan be was to use the car jack under the axle to get the last inch or so if we didn't clear due to the suspension.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #12
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How high did you go with the blocks?I have equaflex suspension and just used the lynx blocks to change my tire about an hour ago. (We picked up a pop rivet on our labor day trip) We had to go 4 high but had no clearance issues. Funny I just saw the other thread yesterday and that's how I got the idea to use the blocks. Plan be was to use the car jack under the axle to get the last inch or so if we didn't clear due to the suspension.
I'm fairly positive that I was 5 blocks high and still the tire was flat on the ground. I wrote about it on my blog.

Still flat:


Had to add a board on top:


Maybe we have different sized tires and that makes a difference?
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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Trailer aid ramp works perfectly for me. Depending on what tire is flat, you either have to put the ramp in front of the forward tire or behind the rear tire. It would be difficult to put it between the tires like J khawthorn said. The trailer ramps even come with an extra 1" pad for added lift.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #14
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My 5er has the Trail Air Equaflex suspension on it and the trailer aid plus will not work on this type of suspension. I just thought I would share this, I went from a Trailer Aid Plus on my last 5er to a bottle jack on my new one!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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ependydad,

It must be either tire size or trailer size. (another reason for me to not feel intimidated when the big 5er parks next to me)
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It must be either tire size or trailer size. (another reason for me to not feel intimidated when the big 5er parks next to me)
It's all about size, baby.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #17
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It's all about size, baby.

Not for us REAL campers

Sorry, I had to throw that in after the other thread you started
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Not for us REAL campers

Sorry, I had to throw that in after the other thread you started
LOL. True dat...
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:34 AM   #19
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My trailer has the Dexter axles with the torflex suspension. Does anyone know if this will work with the trailer aid ramp? This is such an educational and informative web sight and I'm glad my trailer came with a tag to the link.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:17 AM   #20
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I have the torflex axles and use a 12 ton bottle jack between the axles as in post #2 in the following link. Trailer aid should work.

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