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Old 04-01-2016, 09:17 PM   #1
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Best gadget I hoped never to use.

Today driving home from a Washington State beach camping trip we got a flat tire on our trailer. No problem my hubby says because he has a can of "fix-a-flat". We were only 5 minutes from home too. I don't think 1 can would have fixed this tire. This was our first ever flat tire in a travel trailer. I had purchased a Trailer Aid Tandem Changing Ramp just in case when we bought our first trailer and I am so glad I did. It worked like a charm. We had the tire changed in 20 minutes. I think we bought it at Camping World but I know Amazon has it too.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:24 PM   #2
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Glad to hear it works well, thanks for the report! I ordered this off Amazon last month and haven't had to use it yet. (knock on wood!)
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:46 PM   #3
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Every time I come on this site I find something else to buy. There should be a message when you sign up, "warning, JOF may be hazardous to your budget"
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:05 PM   #4
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and for the trailer with the wide stance axle, what we should use ?
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:31 AM   #5
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and for the trailer with the wide stance axle, what we should use ?
A jack under the frame. Tried the Trailer Aid on our WH but it doesn't work with the wide stance axles
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:28 AM   #6
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I can attest that this is a VERY handy tool, after having to change a tire on the shoulder of the NYS Thruway, at dusk, in the rain.... Only needed it the once (so far) but it paid for itself in that use, in my opinion.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:35 AM   #7
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I have the Anderson Trailer Aid. I've used once in my driveway. I really like it. I think it will save a lot of time on the side of the road, which is my purpose in getting it. Definately worth the $ if it works for your set up.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:14 AM   #8
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Last year we had two flats..... second time being a blow out that tore up the bottom of our trailer :-( We were so lucky on the second one. This sweet older man came out of his house and offered us use of his hydraulic floor jack! We would have been waiting for help if he wasn't there.
Gonna be checking these out later! I hate to carry things "just in case" but having been in those shoes I think we'll make the room! Hubby wants to carry a floor jack but I think I've convinced him that's overkill :-)
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:35 AM   #9
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I just use the same leveling blocks I use when camping, nest them together into a ramp. Doesn't make sense (in our situation, we are very tight on space) to keep single purpose stuff around. Works even for wide axles.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:39 AM   #10
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I had a flat once, wasn't really prepared for it. After that experience i bought a trailer aid and Got a big 4 way lug wrench. I used the Trailer Aid on my friends 30 FT trailer, it worked great
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