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Old 10-14-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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Jacking up a FW

Just curious what everyone carries with them to use for jacking up your FW when you have a flat tire. I have one of those yellow Trailer Aid devices that I keep in my truck, but I'm not sure it will work with the More-Ride suspension on my new FW. Is the Trailer Aid + needed for something like this or just a regular jack?
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:37 AM   #2
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It works. I just used it on Monday to put 4 new tires on my 5th wheel.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:43 AM   #3
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Stack of lego's under the good wheel to lift the flat
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:38 PM   #4
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I carry a 10 ton bottle jack and the 4 x 6 blocks I use at the CG for this case.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:32 PM   #5
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I also have the Trailer Aid, but thankfully have never had to use it.
I have Good Same Road Side Assistance for flat tire changes if they occur on the road.

I also carry 2 bottle jacks. Figuring 2 may come in handy if I ever have a problem with the front landing jacks.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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What kind of bottle jacks do you use? I've been thinking about adding one or two to my tool box for "just in case" I need them.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:24 PM   #7
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3 or 6 ton bottle jacks are more than adequate to lift one end of a axle. I pull the good tire up on a ramp of 3 2 x 8 blocks, then put the bottle jack under the flat right under the spring center and jack it until the flat tire is clear enough to remove.

be sure to break the lug nuts first.
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6T bottle jack I got on sale at Walmart. I use the lego leveling blocks to get the jack high enough to be able to lift using the frame
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:23 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the great information! I will be shopping for a good bottle jack this weekend. I just want to be prepared for anything that might be needed. It looks like bottle jacks come in a variety of price ranges. I assume you get what you pay for in jacks just like anything else these days.
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