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Old 08-29-2015, 09:02 PM   #1
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jacking trailer up

Has anyone used the Camco Trailer-Aid or Trailer- Aid Plus. If so, how well does it work; does it lift trailer high enough to raise one tire off the ground? I have a Windjammer with Dexter torsion axles & thought i would get some advise before spending $60. Also saw a while ago some home made ones on FRF, but could not find them when I did a search. Can't remember who made them, but they looked very good.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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I think OC made them, I'm sure he'll chime in...
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Jimandchris
I thought it was OC, but wasn't sure.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:22 PM   #4
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Found the previous thread on this subject; has all the info I need.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:25 PM   #5
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The Trailer Aid works great! Soooo easy and safe. No jack, stands, crawling around on your knees or getting under the unit, just stick it under the good tire and pull forward [or backward] till the tire is on top. Change the bad tire and pull off the Trailer Aid. Done!
You can change one tire, start to drive away, with the TA in less time than it takes to jack up the unit with a bottle jack and way less effort.
I thought it was a joke till I bought one and used it. I borrowed my friends TA and along with mine, swapped left side tires with right side tires in about 45 minutes. Saved $100 that the tire shop wanted to charge me to do the same job.
They are well worth the price. IMHO Unless you have actually used one, you don't have a clue. I sure didn't.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info Blackhat6mike. That was what I wanted to hear.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:37 PM   #7
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I just ordered one on prime for $21


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Old 08-29-2015, 09:55 PM   #9
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Make sure you get the one with the pad in the top or you may not be raising your good wheel high enough. They come in two heights. If you need more height, attach a 2x8 board to the bottom.
I thought about building one out of 2x8s layered on top of each other, but the weight of the finished product would have been 3 times the weight of the TA according to my calculations.
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That was my thought too. The lighter the better.
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