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Old 08-16-2015, 10:26 PM   #31
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How does the Trailer Aid work with torsion bar suspension?
The Trailer Aid comes in two heights. Why not get the tallest?? Or add a 2x6 under it.
It works fine with torsion axles. Mine are Dexters.
Can't believe anyone with dual axles would use jacks anymore. Way too much trouble AND danger. So simple to use.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:49 PM   #32
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I have a big ass bottle jack . I welded a 3" piece of 3/8 x 3/8 x 3' angle iron on the top of the ram.I place this under the axel at the U bolts and lift away.The "V" of the angle iron cradels the axel at two points and its just about impossible to even make it slip out.Ive had this for at least 30 yrs now,used on many of the drag boat trailers,horse trailers and the Kenworth motorhome and I aint never bent nuthin!
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:26 PM   #33
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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.
What does that weigh?
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #34
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What does that weigh?
Have no idea, never weighted it. I don't plan on carrying it any farther than to a wheel and hope I never have to take it off the bumper. I would probably use my bottle jack if I have a flat.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:37 PM   #35
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My Trailer Aid weighs about 10 lbs and is a plastic/rubber material that water can't hurt. I can change a tire in approx 15 min and my knees [much less my body] never touch the ground.
The "Wedge" idea is sooo simple and safe. If you have two or more axles, it is the way to go.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:43 PM   #36
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I use two floor jacks. One under each axle with a curved wood block right at the spring shackle. I have found that by jacking both axles at the same time to just move the tires off the ground, you minimize any torque stress on the frame. Once up, I add jack stands under frame just behind floor jacks as a safety measure. Have never had an issue doing this.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:47 PM   #37
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A wooden Trailer Aid has got to weight quite a bit. It looks huge!

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Old 08-21-2015, 05:30 PM   #38
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The Trailer Aid comes in two heights. Why not get the tallest?? Or add a 2x6 under it.
It works fine with torsion axles. Mine are Dexters.
Can't believe anyone with dual axles would use jacks anymore. Way too much trouble AND danger. So simple to use.
My Windjammer has torsion axles. I changed two flats and installed 4 new tires on my TT using the Trailer Aid on a piece of 2"x8" last month. Worked great. The Trailer Aid is the right tool.
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:50 AM   #39
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I bet Islander could make a sweet matching trailer aid for his wooden lock and chocks...
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:11 PM   #40
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Bought an Andersen trailer aid when I bought my WDH only to discover that I can't use it due to my hemi having the Wide trax axles (17" apart). Oh well, I do have plenty of clearance if I decide to go to 16" wheels.
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