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Old 05-25-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Can I Ditch the Jack? Trailer Aid Plus

I saw this at our dealer just before our last trip:

http://www.camco.net/Products/Item?prodID=10499

Trailer Aid Plus. If you have dual axles, just drive 1 tire onto the ramp and you can change or work on the other. No messing wth a jack. My trailer's frame is 23" off the ground so I was planning on lots of blocking to use the jack I bought. This looks like a much better, easier, lighter and safer solution.

Anyone used one? Is this new to the market? I've never heard anyone talking about this but was wondering if anyone has one or has used one. I don't see any negatives, only I would watch as it gets older to make sure it does not get brittle.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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I bought something similar at our rv show in January hoping to not need it any time soon though
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:56 AM   #3
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No personal experience, but I have seen them and heard that they are a great product. Not sure if it works with wide-stance axles though, so you may want to confirm before buying
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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No personal experience, but I have seen them and heard that they are a great product. Not sure if it works with wide-stance axles though, so you may want to confirm before buying
Good point! I'll call CAMCO and check.
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I use the Lynx blocks to do the same thing. I haven't needed to change a tire yet but it seems like it would be very stable. I still have the jack tho, just can't convince myself to leave it home.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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I saw this at our dealer just before our last trip:

http://www.camco.net/Products/Item?prodID=10499

Trailer Aid Plus. If you have dual axles, just drive 1 tire onto the ramp and you can change or work on the other. No messing wth a jack. My trailer's frame is 23" off the ground so I was planning on lots of blocking to use the jack I bought. This looks like a much better, easier, lighter and safer solution.

Anyone used one? Is this new to the market? I've never heard anyone talking about this but was wondering if anyone has one or has used one. I don't see any negatives, only I would watch as it gets older to make sure it does not get brittle.
Back when I owned a Flagstaff HTT I used to use some of the 2" x 8" boards I brought along for side-to-side levelling to raise a flat tire off the ground when I needed to change it. No need for special stuff for that.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:51 PM   #7
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If you have morryde or some other type pivoting equalizer between the axles it's not going to work well. But if you have fixed independant spring shackles on both ends of the springs it will work.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #8
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I had to change a tire on my previous JayFlight and I used the Lynx "Lego Blocks" and made a ramp out of them. If you have the room to keep one of those Trailer Aid Plus, then by all means, use it.
I used the Leo blocks because I have them in the TT already.
I also wonder if it will work the axles on your WhiteHawk. They are further apart than my JayFlight or my Eagle.

Will that work with those types of axles? Will it lift up the axle that is not on the ramp?
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:19 PM   #9
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I sent CAMCO an email yesterday. I asked if it will work with the whitehawk wide stance axles. I'll post thier reply when I get it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #10
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I have a similar product and it has worked well for me. Of course my camper axles are not as wide.
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