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Old 04-22-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Jack for changing tires

Good day folks,

Wife and I are about to take our maiden TT voyage in 2 weeks. We have been reading, watching videos and asking experienced RV folks for tons of opinions so we feel pretty confident heading out of the gate.

There is one subject however that we forgot to address and that is; what kind of jacking system do you use to change a tire should one blow, or just as part of an annual rotation?

Any advice would be appreciated. We have a 28', 2014 Denali 289RK, dry weight indicated as 7,400lbs. Fully loaded but dry, we estimate another 1,000lbs max.

Thanks in advance

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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Here is what I have. Can find the same or close to it at Walmart or Northern Tool to name a few.
20 Ton Low Profile Hydraulic Bottle Jack

A 12 ton would be fine but this was on sale so that's what I got. Have used it when I was swapping tires & wheels between my Teton & Voltage
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:13 PM   #3
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For lightweight and easy to carry this works great on tandem axle trailers...

http://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Aid-Ta.../dp/B000I4JPZE

but a bottle/floor jack has so many other uses!!!
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:17 PM   #4
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Since I have onboard air in my truck I carry one of these

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Old 04-22-2015, 10:47 PM   #5
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I use a Floor Jack at home, but on trips I use a large bottle Jack, some other guys have used blocks to drive one of the wheels onto, leaving the 2nd wheel off the ground. What ever you use, make sure you block the other side, so it won't move....also make sure the ground is not soft on the side you are lifting
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For lightweight and easy to carry this works great on tandem axle trailers...
http://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Aid-Ta.../dp/B000I4JPZE
but a bottle/floor jack has so many other uses!!!
Trailer-Aid wouldn't work on trailers that have the Mor/ryde or Equa Flex Suspension. I know I tried it on mine with no luck.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:20 PM   #7
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A good ole bottle jack works great, just make sure you have some type of blocks to get it up in the air, I use these


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Trailer-Aid wouldn't work on trailers that have the Mor/ryde or Equa Flex Suspension. I know I tried it on mine with no luck.
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With Goodyear Marathons on the two Jayco trailers I owned my Trailer-Aid came in mighty handy. I also used it on my Torque that had tandem Dexter axles. I've never tried or had to use it on my triple axle Voltage.

I did notice a considerable drop between the axles on the Voltage when I replaced my tires.

Could you block it up to get the extra height needed?
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:51 AM   #10
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Mountie,

Does your new trailer have Lippert hydraulic jacks for leveling?

I've found by mistake sort of, that I can raise the three jacks on one side and get that side's three tires off the ground far enough to change a tire with no problem.

Yup, I carry a bottle jack and several sections of 2x10 with me in the truck.

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