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Old 02-22-2011, 07:39 AM   #11
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You wonder why Rockwood couldn't simply weld a piece of steel fore and aft of each wheel to brace the frame as a jack points during the build? Did they not think folks would either experience tire issues while traveling, would need to mount new tires and wheels and do hub/bearing work over the lifespan of the trailer? My other trailers were no better in this respect either.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:26 AM   #12
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I carry a 20 Ton bottle jack and lift the trailer between the axles as there is a lip on the frame there. I only lift it high enough to get the wheel off and only remove one at a time to prevent a big bad.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #13
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We carry a 20 ton bottle jack too...and wood...mainly for the boat, but it works great for the camper. I have had more flats with my boat trailers than you can shake a stick at..even with good year marathons running on them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #14
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I get all my flats on my 18ft flat deck and it has Marathons as well. Had 5 flats last summer so I am not overly impressed with Goodyear. Come to think of it on my 04 Ram 4x4 it had Goodyear on off road tires and I had 13 flats in 15 months with those tires, I even had a perfectly round rock go through one.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:37 AM   #15
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I carry an EZ Jack Trailer Jack in the back of my truck. We have had to use it three times in the past 18 months and can change a flat in the rain and interstate traffic in less than 15 minutes. No need for special tools, additional jacks, etc.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:15 PM   #16
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Another option a lot of campers use is this:
Trailer-Aid. Itís a wedge that you drive one tire onto and it lifts the other off the ground, leaving it accessible to change the tire.
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The problem with this is... while the trailer is being held up on one wheel, you may now be violating that wheel's weight limitation (and the axle weight limit too).
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #17
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How would this be any more force on the axle? Each axle carries part of the load right? So, if one applies a jack or force to lift the camper are you just not transfering the load from the hub and wheel to behind the it at the jack point? I am confused here I guess.
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