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Old 07-02-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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Changing a tire

We have a Viking 17FQ, 2785 lbs. empty. Some day we will have a flat on the road. What type of jack do others have, where would I position the jack, and I have heard of positioning a piece of wood at the top of the jack to distribute weight. Emailed this question to fr river also asked for pics or di a gram for jack positioning. Never heard back. I guess once the sale is made it's good luck buddy.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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I carry a hydraulic bottle jack, but you could get by with a lesser jack on a unit the size of yours. Using a piece of wood to spread out the forces is up to you, but you should jack on the frame and not on the axle housing.

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Old 07-03-2016, 12:02 AM   #3
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Save the hassle of using a hydraulic jack and get a rapid jack:

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Old 07-03-2016, 09:34 AM   #4
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I use this product, Trailer-Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp. Start at $30 from Amazon, Walmart and others. Come in different specs depending on trailee weight etc.
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