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Old 03-31-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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Trailer-Aid Plus (tire changing)

I've been carrying the Trailer-Aid Plus for a while now but never needed to use it. I ordered it through Walmart for about $40.00 and put it in the storage compartment and sort of forgot about it. Yesterday, I had some time to kill since the next campground was only 100 miles away so I figured I better give that thing a try to see if it works before I really needed it. I had read stories about it working on some trailers but not all (something about the type of suspension). I tried it and it worked like a charm. The other tire is about 1 1/2 inches off the ground. I think had I not have gotten the "Plus" model, the tire would have still been touching the ground when fully inflated. I am completely satisfied with this product and hope I never have to use it. It is a comfort to know that I can ramp up to change the tire instead of using a hydraulic jack. I have 2 road side service providers (yep, I said 2) that will come and change a tire but if they say it will be a couple of hours, then I'll change it myself. If they say 30 mins, then I'll ramp up and may wait or not. It's all about options and this is a comforting option to carry around. If the picture loads, the leveling blocks in front of the ramp was my insurance of not driving off the ramp since I travel solo.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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I also have this and found it to be much easier to spin lube into the bearing rather than jacking the trailer.
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What type of suspension do you have on your trailer?
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:40 PM   #4
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I have the plus also but have found that have to put it on Lego blocks to get tire off of ground. Fortunately, was a trial and error session also. I have the separate leaf suspension at each wheel so each wheel has pretty good travel.


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Old 04-01-2015, 08:17 AM   #5
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would this work on the torsion suspension that comes on the rockwood mini lites?
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #6
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My Roo has the torsion suspension.
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I keep a 1x6x24 handy for mine. The wider stance between the wheels makes leaves the lower wheel (lightly) on the ground.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:21 AM   #8
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I have one in all 3 of our trailers. I only had to use it on a friends trailer who was in front of me when his china bomb blew out sending shrapnal all over. We had just come back from the race track (had all the cordless torque guns ect) so we hit the rest stop and had that thing changed in about 3 minutes! LOL The truck driver was like WTH???? LOL
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GAC2460---- My suspension is the Dexter Torflex (no leaf springs or shocks).


Hondaman ----- If I had not gotten he "plus" model, I would have had to use blocks under the ramp as well.


For the price of this thing, RV manufacturers should supply one with every RV.
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Since they don't offer a jack or jacking points- yes they should!

Would kinda suck though if you have a single axle...


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