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Old 03-16-2016, 12:24 AM   #1
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Taking weight off tires

I have heard that long term storage is bad on tires! Has anybody figured how to take some weight off the tires ?
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:52 AM   #2
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Put them on a piece of plywood, keep them full of air, and take it for a ride every 6 - 8 weeks at most.
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Take them off, store them inside laying flat.

Put blocks under the spring bolts.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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Take them off, store them inside laying flat.

Put blocks under the spring bolts.
Spring bolts, meaning the u-bolts that attach to the axles?.

Where do you actually lift trailer. aka..lift points...Tandem axle, very heavy trailer.

I have put a block between the wheels, on the spring. But did not take the tires off. This seemed to take a lot of weight off, but I am still not happy with the position. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:51 AM   #5
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On torsion axles, just jack & block between the axles on the frame only. DO NOT JACK on any part of the axles.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:25 PM   #6
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Hi old Coot Where did you get that jack setup? Very nice!
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:34 PM   #7
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Hi old Coot Where did you get that jack setup? Very nice!
Made both of them. Carry the bottle jack and adaptor with me and use the air over hydraulic and it's adaptor at home where I have air.

They are both made to lift on the frame with a tab that goes up the other side so the adaptor can't slip off the frame.
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Can you give more details on your adapters? Are they made of tubing? How far in does the jack ram set? Great idea. Would like to build a set of my own.
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Can you give more details on your adapters? Are they made of tubing? How far in does the jack ram set? Great idea. Would like to build a set of my own.
Which one? Plain old bottle jack or air/hyd? Can do some measuring and take some pictures tomorrow.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:14 PM   #10
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I would probably, like you, use the hydraulic bottle jack on the road and the air over at home. Ideally, they would fit both jacks.
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