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Old 07-17-2015, 08:16 AM   #11
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There are aftermarket products designed to do the same thing, like Camco Trailer Aid, Blaylock EZ Jack, & Hopkins Heavy Duty Chock & Lock. I would think these providers have done their homework on functionality, safety, etc. before marketing these devices. Great idea Youroo & OldCoot; I'll probably copy your designs & make one of my own (unless of course you have patent rights), then I'll make them & not tell anyone.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:20 AM   #12
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Oh now you went and did it. I was thinking of buying a set of car ramps and you went and reminded me of the wood pile out back! Now I just need to setup a self chocking groove...
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There are aftermarket products designed to do the same thing, like Camco Trailer Aid, Blaylock EZ Jack, & Hopkins Heavy Duty Chock & Lock. I would think these providers have done their homework on functionality, safety, etc. before marketing these devices. Great idea Youroo & OldCoot; I'll probably copy your designs & make one of my own (unless of course you have patent rights), then I'll make them & not tell anyone.
I got the dimensions from the Camco Trailer Aid and just changed a few things. Copy anything you want.
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Thanks OldCoot, Ireally did not want to go to jail.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:59 AM   #15
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Gotta watch out. The 'Copyright' Police are now riding shotgun along with the Weight Police...
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Will a car ramp work?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:11 AM   #17
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Will a car ramp work?
Only if you write rv ramp on the side.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:19 AM   #18
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On the side of the road this ramp is a lot safer than a bottle jack. I can't decide where to put a bottle jack on my triple axle anyway. I'm getting ready to rotate my tires on my triple axle and this ramp will work with easy. Thanks for the ramp idea going to make one soon.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:34 PM   #19
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While I have no engineering data to back it up (though Lippert might), I think supporting a static load on one axle side would be less injurious to the axle than the dynamic loads experienced in a single tire blowout.

Losing a tire and driving a short distance to a same area should not bend the axle, so I doubt supporting the camper static load while the changing a tire would either.

Additionally, the lifted tire load is not increased as much as you would think since the opposite side two would share the static overload.
Using the ramp your not just supporting the weight of one axle. You're lifting the weight of both tandems on one axle. It doesn't take a degree to see this.

Losing a tire had nothing to do with this. Again, a flat tire is still supporting it's weight, just now it's on the wheel. Plus the other axle is supporting it's share.

Actually, lifting a tire off the ground by the trailing or leading axle is doubling the load on that one stub axle.

As for proper jacking, place the jack under the spring plate or capture a u - bolt in the jack head and jack it just high enough to lift the tire to be removed.
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I got the dimensions from the Camco Trailer Aid and just changed a few things. Copy anything you want.
Will you sign the copies at Nashville this year? Kind of like a book signing...
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