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Old 08-06-2015, 11:30 AM   #21
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Where to place jack to change tires on CC 29RE

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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.

You can always raise or lower the tongue jack to raise or lower the front tire. If all you had was a block of wood or ramp and the flat tire didn't quite come off the ground.
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:51 AM   #22
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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.
X2 Needed the trailer aid two days ago, doesn't raise my unit high enough too lift the tire off the ground. Had to get out the bottle Jack, so the trailer aid is now in the garage.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:44 PM   #23
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Best price for Trailer Aid is Walmart.com. $30 or less.
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:07 AM   #24
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Don't trust tire stores to do it the right way either. I bought 4 new tires at a tire store that specializes in large trucks. When I looked at the way they jacked it up, I couldn't believe it. They put the floor jack in the middle of the axle and lifted it. When I told the clerk, he didn't say much, but when they did the other axle, they put the jack near the springs.
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:19 AM   #25
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X2 Needed the trailer aid two days ago, doesn't raise my unit high enough too lift the tire off the ground. Had to get out the bottle Jack, so the trailer aid is now in the garage.
How does the Trailer Aid work with torsion bar suspension?
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:34 AM   #26
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I use two bottle jacks. One placed behind the rear tire and one in front of the front tire, on the frame. I jack slowly putting equally pressure on both jacks
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How does the Trailer Aid work with torsion bar suspension?
I made mine out of wood (copied dimensions from a Trailer Aid) and it worked fine when I tried it out just to see if it worked. Hope I never have to actually use it on the road tho', but I carry it on the back bumper.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:06 AM   #28
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OC,

Do you happen to have a template of your homebrew "Trailer Aid" that you can share?
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:18 PM   #29
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OC,

Do you happen to have a template of your homebrew "Trailer Aid" that you can share?
Sorry I don't, I just got the measurements from one at a local trailer store. I asked permission and the owner said to go ahead.

Once you get the length, you can see the height you want and measure the dia of your tire and lay it out from there.
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I've used the Trailer Aide "wedge" on several occasions for flats and rotations. Just rotated all 4 of my tires in less than one hour. No crawling around under the unit, no jack stands, no jacks, etc. I use two for rotations.
If you need more lift, put a 2x6 under the bottom of the wedge. I have Dexter axles that work on torque and they lift off on just the wedge without extra lift.
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