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Old 06-30-2014, 11:53 PM   #31
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Maybe I am just overlooking something, but the Owners Manual for my 2008 26TBSS makes no reference to how to jack the trailer to change tires. No mention of jack placement or anything. I actually need to replace the tires on mine and was going to take them up to the local tire shop two by two to get them mounted on the rims and balanced.

While searching this and other forums for tips, I found many different opinions on where to jack it (and where not to), so I did what I thought was right and checked the owners manual to find nothing but a section on tire care. My goal is to take two tires off, have them replaced at the local tire shop, bring them back and then do the same for the other two.

The tire shops near me (Kaufmann and Discount) both have very small lots with limited space for maneuvering, so I thought this would be the best approach. Any advise from the owners of these TT's about how best to accomplish this? Any and all advise is welcomed!
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #32
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Maybe I am just overlooking something, but the Owners Manual for my 2008 26TBSS makes no reference to how to jack the trailer to change tires. No mention of jack placement or anything. I actually need to replace the tires on mine and was going to take them up to the local tire shop two by two to get them mounted on the rims and balanced.

While searching this and other forums for tips, I found many different opinions on where to jack it (and where not to), so I did what I thought was right and checked the owners manual to find nothing but a section on tire care. My goal is to take two tires off, have them replaced at the local tire shop, bring them back and then do the same for the other two.

The tire shops near me (Kaufmann and Discount) both have very small lots with limited space for maneuvering, so I thought this would be the best approach. Any advise from the owners of these TT's about how best to accomplish this? Any and all advise is welcomed!
At home, I just use a 3 ton floor jack under the axle I need to get a wheel off of. On the side of the road, the jack for my F-250 does the trick. I've never had more than one wheel off at a time.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:43 PM   #33
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Maybe I am just overlooking something, but the Owners Manual for my 2008 26TBSS makes no reference to how to jack the trailer to change tires. No mention of jack placement or anything. I actually need to replace the tires on mine and was going to take them up to the local tire shop two by two to get them mounted on the rims and balanced.

While searching this and other forums for tips, I found many different opinions on where to jack it (and where not to), so I did what I thought was right and checked the owners manual to find nothing but a section on tire care. My goal is to take two tires off, have them replaced at the local tire shop, bring them back and then do the same for the other two.

The tire shops near me (Kaufmann and Discount) both have very small lots with limited space for maneuvering, so I thought this would be the best approach. Any advise from the owners of these TT's about how best to accomplish this? Any and all advise is welcomed!
Lay down boards/blocks and with your TV hooked up pull one tire on each side up onto them and take the other 2 tires off then reverse the process for the other two.
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Thanks guys! A friend of mine is letting me use one of his spare 15"wheels, so I am going to use a bottle jack under the end of one axle (between the u bolts), take the tire off and put on the borrowed tire and then jack the other axle end up and take both tires to the local tire shop to have new tires mounted and balanced. Then I'll do the same for the other side.

I was hoping to put on Marathons, but Goodyear only makes the Marathons up to a C load range for the 205 75R15. Carlisle makes a radial with a load range of D that would give me the extra "buffer" over the GVWR, but I am unsure about the Carlisle tires. I will be doing some review reading! Afterall, they might be great tires as long as they are properly inflated, speed kept to 65 and the weight not maxed out.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:10 AM   #35
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Thanks guys! A friend of mine is letting me use one of his spare 15"wheels, so I am going to use a bottle jack under the end of one axle (between the u bolts), take the tire off and put on the borrowed tire and then jack the other axle end up and take both tires to the local tire shop to have new tires mounted and balanced. Then I'll do the same for the other side.

I was hoping to put on Marathons, but Goodyear only makes the Marathons up to a C load range for the 205 75R15. Carlisle makes a radial with a load range of D that would give me the extra "buffer" over the GVWR, but I am unsure about the Carlisle tires. I will be doing some review reading! Afterall, they might be great tires as long as they are properly inflated, speed kept to 65 and the weight not maxed out.
I suggest you go with Maxxis tires. went with 'E' so had to get rims also.
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Did everyone else's 26TBSS come with five bias ply tires??? I don't want to immediately go out and buy five radial tires but I don't like bias ply for this rig. What are all of you doing with your bias ply tires if you have them?
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My 4 tires on my 2011 26TBSS(my unit did not come with a spare &#128550 came with nitrogen filled bias ply tires.
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My 2013 26TBSS came with 'C' rated radials which are rated to barely cover the weight of the TT and at 50# of air felt mushy when towing, I took it camping one time then went and had them (and the rims) replaced with 'E' rated (80#) Maxxis (scroll up to previous post for photo).
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Whoa! Didn't even think I might not get radials on my camper. I'm going to have to double check. I will say that last summer we had a problem with an axel (or hub) being misaligned at the factory. We rode one tire bald on the way to Rushmore, and another on the way home. FR paid to replace all 5 tires. So now I have no idea what it came with. But I'm going to find out what the repair shop "sold me".
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I guarantee you they will be bias ply.
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