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Old 03-25-2016, 02:27 PM   #11
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I found a good solution for doing one wheet at a time with a fairly inexpensive device called a Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp. You drive one wheel up on it and the other wheel is held 1.5 inches off the ground. I think it is safer and faster than a hydrolic jack. There are several places to buy them but they are a little cheaper at Amazon.
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Doesn't work for all trailers. I can drive one axle onto a 3" ramp & the other axle is still on the ground. I was going to buy one of these but thought I'd make sure raising one axle would raise both. Glad I experimented first.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:37 PM   #12
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Having trouble searching on iPhone. Just to raise the wheel an inch to pack bearing and adjust brakes. Can I jack under u-bolt?
Yes, you can jack under the u-bolt. Jacking on the frame, particularly on an ultra light TT or 5er is a no-no. The frame is too thin to adequately support the weight.

Our dealer also recommended placing a 2"x6" ramp resting on a chunk of wood and driving the trailer up the ramp until the other wheel is dangling. Then work on the dangling wheel assembly. Safer than jacking 'cause the ramp and wood chunk are solid.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:53 PM   #13
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I found a good solution for doing one wheet at a time with a fairly inexpensive device called a Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp. You drive one wheel up on it and the other wheel is held 1.5 inches off the ground. I think it is safer and faster than a hydrolic jack. There are several places to buy them but they are a little cheaper at Amazon.
We tried that and our axles are too far apart for that to work. Thanks though.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:58 PM   #14
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I found a good solution for doing one wheet at a time with a fairly inexpensive device called a Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp. You drive one wheel up on it and the other wheel is held 1.5 inches off the ground. I think it is safer and faster than a hydrolic jack. There are several places to buy them but they are a little cheaper at Amazon.
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Yep, that is a good thing to have for flats and if you are hooked up. I have one and it is excellent. However if you are not hooked up, the bottle jack is the best for maintenance in storage.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:23 PM   #15
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I carry two jacks. 5 and 20 ton. I lift the frame first to unload the axles with the big one then jack on the bolts just enough to clear the ground with the smal one. I carry large 6X6 blocks to adjust the jack height.
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X2 to what Harkerr posted, both my jacks are 20 ton.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:34 PM   #17
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Floor jack under the u-bolts worked fine.
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Floor jack under the u-bolts worked fine.
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For those using the "Trailer-Aid", does it work with 16" tires?
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For those using the "Trailer-Aid", does it work with 16" tires?
It's not tire size that causes an issue it IS the suspension.
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