Originally Posted by mike837go
My opinion is to take the weight of the axle with the flat.
For a front tire, that'll be just undoing the WDH torsion bars.
For a rear, why use the OEM jack to lift the truck+axle+tongue weight?
Also, isn't the spare located under the bed? Its kinda tough to operate the winch while the trailer is attached, isn't it?
X2. My advice . . . unhitch the TT after blocking/chocking it's wheels when changing the rear tire on the TV. Some trailers can add as much as 1000-1200 lbs on the rear of the TV. However, if you have a lightweight or or hybrid trailer, I'm not sure I would bother.
But you can always stay connected, but disengage the WDH if changing the a front tire on the TV. The WDH is trying to throw weight forward to the front axle and would fight the efforts of the jack up front.
And I might add, I don't see a need to unhitch when changing any tire on the trailer.
2015 Jay Flight 32RLDS Elite
2012 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab LTZ (6.6L Duramax/Allison)
Equalizer Hitch (1200# bars)