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Old 07-06-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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changing a tire

Sort of a duplicate of another question I asked, but I may get a more/different responses. If you changed a tire on your TT, where did you Jack it up at on the TT?
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I have two axles, so I can drive (or back) the good tire on a side onto a stack of Lego blocks and raise the bad tire enough.

Alternatively, I have put a jack at the end of an axle to raise the end of that axle just enough to get a wheel off. I know that Dexter says not to do this, but for me it has worked out without a problem.

If I have to raise the whole trailer for some reason (not just the end of an axle) I jack up under the frame.
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a bottle jack placed under the trailer frame and as close as possible to an axle will jack up one side of the trailer.
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a bottle jack placed under the trailer frame and as close as possible to an axle will jack up one side of the trailer.

In searching for an answer, I found a pic in another forum(not a jayco TT). It showed a bottle jack placed on the frame between the two tires. It does look like it would work. I just don't want to bend the frame!
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When I pulled my wheels to re-pack the bearings last I used a floor jack on the axel. The frame is a bit light weight (my model) for me to feel comfortable wrenching around under there.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:54 PM   #6
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Often when there is a need to change a tire, the trailer is not on firm ground and is not level; you are alongside a road on dirt which is cambered for drainage. If the ground is soft, you need large strong blocks under the jack. The trailer being on slanted ground is a safety issue. I believe the safest alternative in this situation is to drive one tire up on blocks to raise the flat tire off the ground.
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On the road my first choice is GSRS. 2nd is pull the good wheel up on a ramp of 3-4, 2x8 boards. Then put a 3 ton bottle under the axle, right on the spring U bolt and jack it a few inches to let the flat clear enough to put a full spare on. (Break the lugs nuts first).

When home I use 2 Jack stands and bottle jacks. Always chock all wheels not being worked on and I even hitch up for more stability.

I had a life changing accident 10 years ago from a jacking accident. You can't be to careful.
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I will remember this post. Thanks. But what the h*** is a GSRS?
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Doh!

I have that.
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