Originally Posted by Kirk-AK
First time owner of a trailer and I'm wondering how to change a tire should I need to. It's a dual axel trailer. I didn't see a jack kit and the crappy batch of manuals only has one (lippert systems) suggesting an 8-ton jack is needed and should be used to lift at the chassis frame.
This new trailer seems woefully under resources for this routine roadside experience. Any nest practices or packing lists from you travel vets out there?
You are correct, first I would make sure your lug wrench fits some like mine I had to buy a thin wall socket. Second I think the easiest way to change a tire is with a trailer aid that you drive the good tire up on, it is really the fastest and safer then using a jack on a freeway. Camco and Anderson makes them. Just make sure it will be high enough to lift the bad tire when you drive up on it. I was lucky OC had one made out of 2x6 and 1x6" wood and I made a pattern. much stronger then the plastic ones. IMPORTANT most units lug wrenches will not fit depending on the rim...Hope that helps, Remember with a new trailer you get 1 year free from coach net, if you run into a problem....
PS: also the crappy manuals, I down loaded off the internet the manufacturers manuals and made a binder with them in it.