Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,211
Here's what I'll use. Copied from a store bought one and made out of scrap lumber.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00294.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	40.7 KB
ID:	42485   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00291.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	46.2 KB
ID:	42486   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00292.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	47.0 KB
ID:	42487   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00293.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	46.3 KB
ID:	42488   Click image for larger version

Name:	Homemade Tire Changing Ramp.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	38.8 KB
ID:	42490  

__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Ramon
Posts: 3
Jacking up to change a tire

I have a Rockwood 2014 8244 fifth wheel with tandem axels and had a tire failure in the first two months of owning it and only doing 3 day trips. The roadside assistance AAA guy did not want to jack it up and did the following which makes it easier than changing a car tire (assuming only one tire failure). He had a 4X4 piece of wood 2 feet long with a slight ramp cut into one end. Put it in front of the good tire and said pull the 5th wheel up onto it. This lifted the failed tire off the ground enough to pull of and put on the spare. Then drove off the 4X4 and off we went.

As long as both tires don't fail this is far easier and lighter than a 3 ton jack :-)
__________________

__________________
ronschmucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
LKicklight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CHATSWORTH, GA.
Posts: 1,121
Tire and Wheel Lifter

This is kind of similar to what I have done, just added a neat touch. Most people carry around some 2x material for leveling there RV's at a site. I made something that I can use for that purpose and also for getting the bad tire off the ground in case of a flat:



Quote:
Originally Posted by ronschmucker View Post
I have a Rockwood 2014 8244 fifth wheel with tandem axels and had a tire failure in the first two months of owning it and only doing 3 day trips. The roadside assistance AAA guy did not want to jack it up and did the following which makes it easier than changing a car tire (assuming only one tire failure). He had a 4X4 piece of wood 2 feet long with a slight ramp cut into one end. Put it in front of the good tire and said pull the 5th wheel up onto it. This lifted the failed tire off the ground enough to pull of and put on the spare. Then drove off the 4X4 and off we went.

As long as both tires don't fail this is far easier and lighter than a 3 ton jack :-)
__________________
2500HD 6.0 Gas/Ext. Cab
2011 Crusader 270RET
2003 Sunnybrook T/T 30FIS
2012 Jeep Compass Limited
1985 S-10 One Owner:
LKicklight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #14
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by LKicklight View Post
This is kind of similar to what I have done, just added a neat touch. Most people carry around some 2x material for leveling there RV's at a site. I made something that I can use for that purpose and also for getting the bad tire off the ground in case of a flat:
Folks with the EquaFlex suspensions or other brands/other names need to try it out first. My camper's tire was still firmly on the ground after driving up a ramp of 5-Lynx blocks high when I tried it.

It's a good plan, but definitely something you want to try at home first!
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #15
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,211
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Folks with the EquaFlex suspensions or other brands/other names need to try it out first. My camper's tire was still firmly on the ground after driving up a ramp of 5-Lynx blocks high when I tried it.

It's a good plan, but definitely something you want to try at home first!
You can get a block of wood and put in between the end of the EquaFlex on the bad tire and the frame and stop it from swiveling and the ramp/blocks will work just fine.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 561
Trailer Aid

I had one of these when I had my trailer. Worked great. Easy & fast, especially on the side of the highway. Comes in two heights. I know it needs to be stored but getting the tire off the ground is a two minute thing. Wont work with some sophisticated suspensions that allow the tire to drop down low when jacked up, just cannot get enough height. Just pull forward on the front to raise the rear, or back up on the rear to raise the front.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________

2013 Ford F-350 SD Diesel, 4X4, Crew Cab, Lariat
Sabre 2014 32RCTS, Pullrite Superglide 2900 18K
Davidceder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.