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Old 05-03-2021, 10:09 AM   #1
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How to change two tires at once?

I just ordered two new tires for my X17z (Goodyear Endurance w/D rating) to my house and have no idea what the best practice is to get two tires put on at the same time. My TT is currently in storage.

Do most of you bring your TT to the tire shop and have them mount the new tires? Or do you jack up your camper, remove the wheels yourself and just bring them in?

Apologies for the dumb question, but I've never had to put a spare on my TT, let alone remove two wheels/tires at the same time!
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:02 PM   #2
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Depends on the tire shop. My local shop has a tiny parking lot, so they prefer I bring the wheels in. Give them a call and see if they are willing to work on it in their lot.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:07 PM   #3
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Depends on the shop. My dad always takes his to a specific tire shop. They have him back it in and they do the rest.

When I had my '03 Jayco Kiwi 17A I put blocks under the axle mount brackets and took them to a shop. For my X20E I bought 4 new wheels and had the tires mounted on the them. So I have two sets now.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:18 PM   #4
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If you want to remove the wheels and take them and the new tires to a shop, remove one and put the spare on. Drop that one, then jack up the other one and remove it. Put a jack stand under the wheel-less hub and get your new tires mounted.

Is your trailer a one axle, or a two axle?
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:38 PM   #5
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There are a number of options;

Last time I changed my tires, I brought the TT to the shop and they changed them in their parking lot.

I have done what you are proposing. But I used the spare tire in one position, then removed the other tire. Supported the TT with two jack stands. The frame sitting on one and a secondary one under the spring carrier (no weight on it, just a safety). Brought two tires in at a time.

We have had members, show images of all four tires off, for tire replacement or axle flips. Lift and place heavy duty jack stands under the frame.

FYI, never lift or support the TT by an axle or you risk bending the axle.
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Old 05-03-2021, 11:03 PM   #6
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Our local friendly tire shop has a decent sized parking lot, and the DD shop's right next door. I backed in next to his building leaving the TT and truck. A couple of donuts and a cup of coffee later, and they were all replaced.
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Maybe you need to pick a tire shop that can easily handle your needs. Bigger parking lot, taller bay what ever. No where in here did I see getting the tires balanced. Unless a tire is badly out of balance you probably won't feel it shaking your trailer apart until it is too late and screws are laying on the floor, staples pulled lose, all of your stuff in the cabinets scrambled maybe even some pop cans not to mention your beer.
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My tire shop has a truck bay at one end. Pull the whole rig in and they do the swap. Pull back out the other end when done. Decent coffee in the waiting area while they work.
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When I did ours, I put leveling blocks in front of the front tires, pulled forward till the rear tires were off the ground then removed them. After getting the tires replaced and put back on, reversed the process for the front tires.
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Isn’t the X17Z single axle?
Do them one at a time or do the spare tire trick.
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sorry, double post.
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