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Old 06-16-2016, 10:39 PM   #41
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What type of jack for TT emergency use

I got a shorty and had to swap. It would have jacked it, but the stem had to be screwed way out. I would suggest a quick measure.

BTW I had both...hoping to never use either.

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Old 06-16-2016, 11:38 PM   #42
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I carry a lite weight floor jack in the bed of my truck when pulling the TT or my boat. The reason I want a good stable jack if I'm going to pull a tire.
I fast learned that a small floor jack (sold as 2 ton) barely lifts an axle when each wheel is load rated for nearly 3000 and killed me doing it so now it's an 8 ton bottle jack with wood between it and the axle, right on the u bolts. Easy as can be.. May be if I am prepared, with TPMS AND NEVER LET MY TIRES GET OLD, , I will never have a flat again. Knock on wood.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:13 PM   #43
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I use 2 bottle jacks 1 dissent lift high enough tnen put blocks on the second one to get it up.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:44 PM   #44
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you can get a nice 6 ,8, 12 ton bottle jack takes up very little room and will lift you r unit off the ground . much safer then a car type jack with the power to do what's needed . HF has them for around $20.bucks
X2- Carry a 12T bottle Jack and always have blocking for my tongue Jack so good to go.
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:19 PM   #45
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X2- Carry a 12T bottle Jack and always have blocking for my tongue Jack so good to go.
I think that blocking up the tongue jack is very important if you're not hooked up to the truck and changing a tire.
My dealer was setting up my windjammer hitch when I bought it and the tongue jack just collapsed and barely avoided hurting him seriously. I'll never trust another one after seeing that. He's lucky he didn't break a leg or arm. Cost him money since he had to put a new one on for free then.


Matter of fact when I leave this trailer in Florida I'll probably put something under the tongue jack just in case. If it collapsed it would ruin my front stabilizers.
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I have a trailer aid but have only used it when off the pavement. Otherwise I've used a 10-ton bottle jack placed on the frame between the two axles. My concern with the trailer aid, which may not be merited, is that putting double the weight on one of my two torsion type axles might damage it. My torsion axle rating capacities have little to spare when the trailer is normally loaded. Does anyone know if 30 minutes of near 100 percent overload for a flat or even several hours for a wheel bearing replacement is taking a risk of damaging a torsion axle?
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:26 PM   #47
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X2 - had to use it twice in one week! Less than 15 minutes to change a tire on the PA Turnpike (on an incline!)
Yes thats good. Better still call AAA or CAA and get them to come and change it. The're there and away in little more than an hour usually.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:04 AM   #48
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I just call Good Sam & tell them to change the tire . At home I do my own .
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:25 AM   #49
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Using Jack?

On our most recent trip I got a flat tire. Stored was the "Trailer Aid" so I went ahead and used it. I was impressed on how easy it was to lift the trailer. Worked well on my duel axel, 21 footer travel trailer.
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I have a trailer aid but have only used it when off the pavement. Otherwise I've used a 10-ton bottle jack placed on the frame between the two axles. My concern with the trailer aid, which may not be merited, is that putting double the weight on one of my two torsion type axles might damage it. My torsion axle rating capacities have little to spare when the trailer is normally loaded. Does anyone know if 30 minutes of near 100 percent overload for a flat or even several hours for a wheel bearing replacement is taking a risk of damaging a torsion axle?
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