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Old 07-24-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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Before I spend any money on this, I have to ask if it will really work on our trailer. We bought a Rockwood 2503s, we pick it up this weekend. I have read and seen on videos that because of the independent rear suspension, there is as much as a 6" variable between the two tires on each side.

If this lifts 4 1/5 inches, will it lift the flat tire off the ground?

I'm so sorry if this is a stupid question...


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Old 07-24-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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It's not a stupid question. I know TrailerAid has a short and a tall version (TrailerAid Plus) that gives you 5 1/2" of lift.

If it doesn't lift quite high enough, you can always use wood or blocks under the TrailerAid to lift it up some.

Hopefully someone with real experience will come by, though.
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It works for my trailer but I have a different model so not sure about your suspension.
You can test by using blocks. If you cannot get the other wheel off the ground then it will not work for your trailer. Eventually it will lift off the ground but if it does not happen before 5.5" then the trailer aide will not work for you.
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Thank you. We pick the trailer up on Saturday and I'll add that to the long list of questions for the walk-thru. Maybe I'll make them pull it up on one to see. I mean, if they sell them, they should be able to tell me if it'll work. (Although I'll be buying from Amazon at half the dealer's price.)
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I bought one for my 2503S, but I have to say, I haven't actually used it. However, I have 2 sets of the Camco leveling blocks to put under it, so I can always go higher if I have to.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Levelin.../dp/B00480BWCI

If you don't have any leveling blocks yet, they should be on your list. Someday you WILL need them. I use them several times a year. (Note some folks just use planks in 1" and 2" thicknesses. Pick your poison. You'll need them at least 8" wide if you go with them; 12" would be better.)
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tandum tire changing ramp

I'm cross-posting this, sorry...but it occurs to me that people with Rockwoods specifically would be more familiar with the suspension.

Before I spend any money on this, I have to ask if it will really work on our trailer. We bought a Rockwood 2503s, we pick it up this weekend. I have read and seen on videos that because of the independent rear suspension, there can be as much as a 6" variable between the two tires on each side.
Is that correct?

If this lifts 4 1/5 inches, will it lift the flat tire off the ground?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I4JPZE...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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If you don't have any leveling blocks yet, they should be on your list. Someday you WILL need them. I use them several times a year.
Oh I have a LONG list of needs and wants. But yes, the leveling blocks are a need. Husband was kind of taken with the Anderson levelers - the ones that are kind of crescent shaped and you drive up and then chock the lifted side? Poor description.
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See my response to your other post.
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Oh I have a LONG list of needs and wants. But yes, the leveling blocks are a need. Husband was kind of taken with the Anderson levelers - the ones that are kind of crescent shaped and you drive up and then chock the lifted side? Poor description.
Yes, some folks love the Anderson levelers. Be aware that you may have to cut off a couple inches of the tip of one to get it between the wheels. The wheels of the 2503S are only 2-12" apart.

To trim or not to trim........Anyone use Andersen levelers with a 233S??
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I have this and yes, it works well on my Rockwood.
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Also be careful when using them. Someone recently posted that his spotter got distracted and he ended up with a leveler stuck between his two tires. IIRC, he had to jack it up and remove one of the wheels to get it out. I'm having trouble finding the thread.

Supposedly you can use a single Andersen to raise one wheel to allow you to replace the other, so you wouldn't need the Trailer Aid.

Here's an Anderson vs Camco thread. There are probably others.

Anderson Levelers vs Yellow Lego Levelers?

It's kind of a Coke vs Pepsi thing.
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See my response to your other post.
Well yeah...but you hadn't used it! So I thought I'd double down on the Rockwood owners. LOL

Your other information is very helpful. Thanks!
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I have this and yes, it works well on my Rockwood.
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Well yeah...but you hadn't used it! So I thought I'd double down on the Rockwood owners. LOL

Your other information is very helpful. Thanks!
Now we both know it will work.

At least we think so. acastillo doesn't have a Mini Lite.
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Now we both know it will work.

At least we think so. acastillo doesn't have a Mini Lite.

I'll make the tech at the dealer show me on Saturday and report back.
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I'll make the tech at the dealer show me on Saturday and report back.
That should do it. I'll be looking for your report.
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I've got one, it worked fine on our previous trailer, a Rockwood 2618VS

Actually, I have two of them, and used them one on each side of the same axle to get two wheels off the ground at once to take to the tire store for new tires, mounted the new tires, then reversed them and went back for the other two new tires.
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No... on torsion axles you must use the Trailer Aid Plus which is higher.
Trailer Aid did not work... The trailer Aid will lift enough to get a FLAT tire off the ground (your question) but you'll need the Trailer Aid Plus to raise the hub high enough to get the good wheel/tire back on... just barely.



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We had a flat on our Flagstaff 8528IKWS which has torsion bar suspension and the higher lift Trailer Aid + would not lift the flat off the ground. I had to put the Trailer Aid + on a 5/4" bull nose deck board to get high enough to change out the flat for the spare.


You didn't specify what model Rockwood you have, so YMMV.
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I'm cross-posting this, sorry...but it occurs to me that people with Rockwoods specifically would be more familiar with the suspension.

Before I spend any money on this, I have to ask if it will really work on our trailer. We bought a Rockwood 2503s, we pick it up this weekend. I have read and seen on videos that because of the independent rear suspension, there can be as much as a 6" variable between the two tires on each side.
Is that correct?

If this lifts 4 1/5 inches, will it lift the flat tire off the ground?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I4JPZE...v_ov_lig_dp_it

After carrying one of these around for 5 years, I finally had to use it for the first time last year. Our original TT was a MiniLite 2109S, but I never had to use it with that TT. With our current Grand Design Imagine 2600RB, I found that there was not enough lift. So, I put down a layer of leveling blocks and then put the Trailer-Aid on top of it. That did the trick.
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We had a flat on our Flagstaff 8528IKWS which has torsion bar suspension and the higher lift Trailer Aid + would not lift the flat off the ground. I had to put the Trailer Aid + on a 5/4" bull nose deck board to get high enough to change out the flat for the spare.


You didn't specify what model Rockwood you have, so YMMV.
Mini lite 2503s. I could have sworn I put that. Sorry.
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