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Old 08-05-2015, 01:22 PM   #11
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With 12K plus fivers, I'm not a real big fan of running the unit up on one axle. With axles being sized just barely enough to cover the unit weight to start with ... doubling up the weight on a single spindle just isn't how it plays out for me. Too great a chance of loosing camber on the axle resulting in tire wear issues. Yeah I know some of you do it, I would too if my fiver weighed 5K-6K.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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When I have to change a tire, I use a Trailer Aid Plus. You run one tire up on the Trailer Aid Plus and it raises the other tire off the ground. When I had my blowout, I called Good Sam Road Service, when the guy came out, I ask him if he wanted to use my Trailer Aid Plus. He had never heard of one nor seen one. He used mine to change the tire and bought 3 Trailer Aid Plus for his service fleet. If you decide to buy one, they come in black or yellow, I recommend buying a yellow one, it's easier to see so your chances of forgetting to put it back in the trailer is minimized.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:11 PM   #13
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I don't have springs. Looks like a torsion bar suspension. Rockwood MiniLite 2104
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:42 PM   #14
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Forget the jack. Run the other wheel up on blocks so the one you're working on is lifted off the ground. Why make this harder than it has to be?
Buy a Trailer Aid. You drive one wheel up on it to lift the other wheel off the ground. It works great if you have to change a tire on the road.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:50 PM   #15
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Where to place jack to change tires on CC 29RE

Yep.. I use 12k lb Rhino Ramps. Either pull up on it with the front wheel or back the rear wheel on it. Use it for all of our double axle trailers. I keep one of them in the bed of my truck at all times along with a breaker bar and impact sockets.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:51 PM   #16
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Forget the jack. Run the other wheel up on blocks so the one you're working on is lifted off the ground. Why make this harder than it has to be?
I agree!!!! That is the way I have done it and safer!!!!!!.J
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:54 AM   #17
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why would you use a jack?
Trailer Aid -Travel Trailer Jack - PPL Motor Homes

research this product on line and then tell us if you still feel comfortable on your hands and knees or back to crawl under the trailer on the side of the highway?
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:57 AM   #18
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The trailer aid doesn't work with all trailers. On some it does not lift the tire high enough off the ground.
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:05 AM   #19
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The trailer aid doesn't work with all trailers. On some it does not lift the tire high enough off the ground.
sort of why i suggested they research the unit...

The length of the device is spelled out, and take a quick measurement of your wheel spacing to ensure you have the proximity you need to make it work for your application
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:09 AM   #20
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If you carry 2 x 6" or 8" wood blocks or the orange square levelling blocks these will work as well....the trailer aid is just another thing that one has to carry and store..J
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