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Old 09-03-2015, 03:13 PM   #21
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Pick up a Trailer-Aid Plus from Amazon and a 4way lug wrench from your local auto parts store.

X2. We have both of these items as well, plus a small Hydraulic Jack. Bottle Jack we cannot use....not enough clearance.
Although, I would suggest getting the collapsible 4 way lug wrench. Works great! It's a perfect fit when folded to stash away in your cubbies.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:34 PM   #22
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It is amazing that a $30K trailer doesn't even have a jack and wrench. We have let the manufacturers ignore common sense again. As long as we accept it, we will lose.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:16 PM   #23
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It is amazing that a $30K trailer doesn't even have a jack and wrench. We have let the manufacturers ignore common sense again. As long as we accept it, we will lose.
Trailers have never as long as they have been built come with jacks & a wrench nothing new. Even a spare tire is an extra cost. There may be a few exceptions but that is typical of the industry whether a camper, a box trailer or utility trailer, whether its 10K or 100K. Common sense has nothing to do with it

When you have owned numerous trailers of all types its not at all surprising.....

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Old 09-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #24
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:39 PM   #25
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Oh well Im good, I did get a three year Good Sam roadside assistance with the purchase of the trailer.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:41 PM   #26
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My flagstaff tt came with a wheel lug socket!
Our Rockwood too. Stamped: 3/4 x 13/16 x 28mm.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:50 PM   #27
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Trailers have never as long as they have been built come with jacks & a wrench nothing new. Even a spare tire is an extra cost. There may be a few exceptions but that is typical of the industry whether a camper, a box trailer or utility trailer, whether its 10K or 100K. Common sense has nothing to do with it

When you have owned numerous trailers of all types its not at all surprising.....

As long as we say OK, it won't change. Why do we just accept what they give? If you press the dealer you can get a jack and wrench if they want a sale. I pressed and got what I wanted. Their commission has room for a $30 jack and a $7 wrench.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:11 PM   #28
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I use a bottle jack and I have an electric luge gun. Change tires in 3 to 5 mins.
Takes me 10-15 minutes Start generator get wrench and cord, pull the cover off the spare......

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As long as we say OK, it won't change. Why do we just accept what they give? If you press the dealer you can get a jack and wrench if they want a sale. I pressed and got what I wanted. Their commission has room for a $30 jack and a $7 wrench.
Would it be a jack and a wrench worth using?

I think not!
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First thought, if you have a spare, check your pressure before you go. Mine was at 40psi.
Get a Trailer Aid and use it before you have to after a flat and a possible side wall separation. Best to practice when it is not a stressful situation.
While you are getting familiar with the Aid, check your lug torques. I needed to use the impact wrench to get the lugs off before I set them back to recommended torque (and check it before each trip.)
I am sure a could eventually get the rig lifted with a bottle jack, but the Trailer Aid is so much simpler.
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