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Old 02-24-2016, 09:42 AM   #61
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Personally have done it both ways. It is easy to find a tire shop that can lift a fifth wheel safely it is much harder finding one that has a big enough parking lot / area to do it. Here to do it one at a time may take several days.

I might go check-out the local tire shops first, before ordering the tires, to see if they'd at least have space in their parking lot, or nearby.
Our storage space is about 20 miles from nearest tire place, so going back and forth one at a time is not enticing. (even from home, which is a little closer, doesn't sound fun).
However, I'm very doubtful that I'll find somewhere that can safely lift the fiver, since most places are setup to lift cars/trucks and not trailers that also need support off the axles (ie: at the hitch/king-pin).
If I can find somewhere that has space for me to use a my Trailer-Aide ramp in their parking lot then I'll probably just order the tires online, and then switch out one tire at a time in the tire-shop parking lot, but with no travel time between them

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Old 02-24-2016, 10:47 AM   #62
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I switched from load C to Maxxis load D. Tire shop did all work. They wanted me to bring it in early so they could get it done before normal business hours. They did it outside, left side first then right sides. They used two floor jacks to be comfortable. They were done in an hour. High pressure stems and balanced.


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Old 02-25-2016, 08:27 AM   #63
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I don't have a 5'er but I do have a 33' TT. I have a very heavy duty jack so I did one side at a time. I actually jacked up one tire and placed the spare tire in it's place. I then jacked up it's 'mate" and took the tire off, placed safety jack stands under the axle ( left jack in place) and headed to tire store with the 2 tires off the same side. This process worked well for me and I controlled everything except the actual tire/wheel install.

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