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Old 10-29-2010, 05:07 PM   #11
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That Camco Black Jack looks sweet, but it seems that the chock block idea should work fine also. And I just bought some. Thanks for the replies. Now I gotta make sure I have the right socket for the lug nuts; I'll carry my torque wrench.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:33 PM   #12
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I have a device called a "Trailer Aid". I think I bought it at CW. It is a heavy duty plastic device which has a ramp and a depression which the good tire sits in and lifts the flat so you can remove it and install your spare. Used it once and it worked great.

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Old 10-29-2010, 07:45 PM   #13
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If you DO wind up with a double flat, chances are you wont have double spares to replace them with, anyway. In which case, you'll need to wait for road assistance to come. Randy
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:57 AM   #14
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We had a blowout near Pine Bluff Arkansas a few days ago. Geico arrived in 10 minutes. We bought all new tires in Pine Bluff and hope we are safe for next time. My days of changing tires are over.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #15
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Go with the leveling blocks, Just build a ramp with them to take you high enough for tire clearance. And leave the trailer connected to the tow vehicle. It is by far the safest way to change it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #16
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I haven't tried this and now I'm not sure I should. I have the SV-305 with power stabilizer jacks and a power tongue jack. I suppose I thought i would try to get as much lift as I could off of the rear stabilizer jacks and then lift the front with the tongue jack till i had enough height to remove the tire. Does this sound like a bad idea to anyone?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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softwarejoe, what is the weight limit for your stabs and for your power jack? We have a different system than you and I know my stabs won't bear enough weight to lift the trailer and my power jack is 3500lbs. YMMV so check your weight limits. Should be listed with your manuals although my paperwork just says not to try and lift the trailer.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:48 AM   #18
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I bought an aluminum floor jack from Harbour Freight a few months ago. It has a 3,000# limit. I figured it would be fine for changing a tire on my small Shadow Cruiser 185. I just bought a Surveyor with the independent, torsion-spring suspension. Now I wonder if that's going to be the right jack for my new situation.

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #19
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I have two set of chock blocks and for Chistmas I got a "Trailer Aid". I should be ready for anything. I hope I never use any of them on the road, but they do come in handy at home when doing maint.

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