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Old 04-23-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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Changing a flat on a 2015 jayco jay flight

Just trying to be prepared for first trip in new jay flight.
If I get a flat, should I use a bottle jack to jack up frame or back the good tire onto one of those ramped blocks?

I don't think I want to use the same jack I would use on my f150
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:50 PM   #2
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I just bought an Andersen rapid jack. I wanted to be able to quickly change a tire if I need to. It's a bit pricey but I wanted something fast and safe and this thing delivers. I haven't had to use it to change a tire but I tried it out when I bought it and I really like it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:54 PM   #3
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Both methods work, and work great in conjunction with each other.

Just do not put the jack under the axle, always on a frame member.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:09 PM   #4
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I would just drive up on blocks and leave the wheel hanging. You already have blocks of some sort to level. One less thing to carry around and take up space in my opinion.
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Help me understand how driving up on blocks will help to change a tire.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #6
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If you pull or back the good tire on blocks it will lift the flat tire off the ground.
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Been there 2 times, quickest and easiest way to change a tire fast, nobody wants to be on the highway with traffic flying by any longer than they have to, also a battery powered impact driver, I changed a tire on my sled trailer in less than 10 minutes this way.
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If you pull or back the good tire on blocks it will lift the flat tire off the ground.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:05 AM   #8
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Help me understand how driving up on blocks will help to change a tire.
Like they said. Because of the way your tires are mounted together, if you raise one, the other will follow pretty quickly. Therefore if you use the lego blocks or blocks of wood and create a pretty steep and tall block (usually 6 or 8" or so) and pull the good tire up on that block, it will suspend your bad tire in the air.

That is the preferred method, because it doesn't concentrate all of the trailer weight on the frame or axle tube. Just remember to loosen the lugs BEFORE you get the wheel in the air... or else you will piss off the wife by having her hold the brake activated while you try to loosen the lugs.

Hopefully nobody ever has to learn this lesson. Thankfully I never had to on the side of the highway!
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tips guys. I am gonna get one of those ramped blocks made especially for changing a tire...hopefully I wont have to use it on the freeway...
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I didn't know you were talking about a double axle. My world is a single axle.
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