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Old 07-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Ok--- Two questions-- 1-is it true in the event of a flat on one tire of a tandem axle (Whitehawk 26') just loosen the lugs slightly then either pull or push the trlr. on to lets say a ramp i made of 2x6 or 2x8 material and that will then be sufficient to raise the flat tire off the ground thereby eliminating the need for a jack under the frame rail. 2- on this same trailer i'm having a little difficulty locating a coupler lock to fit this trlr. it's a 26dsrb with what i think it's an atwood coupler. Yes, this is a new venture for me. I drove tractor trailers for a living, and drivers don't change tires on their rigs.So i would appreciate any and all the help i can get.
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#1...That's the way I have done it successfully. I carry several (like 12) 2 foot long 2x6's for leveling and for this task, if needed. I stack three high, stair-stepped and drive up on it to get the offending tire off the ground.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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I've got one of these -



Thankfully I've never had to use it.
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Got a pic of the coupler in question?
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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X2 on the Trailer Aid. Just check to make sure you have the type of axles that the Trailer Aid will work on. I understand that there are some axle systems out there that allow enough up and down travel that the TA will not raise the flat off the ground.
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X3 on the Trailer Aid.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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flat tire changing and coupler lock

Here is the type of hitch lock i use.
Thats not my hitch but i think you can see what it looks like. Any trailer shop will have them.
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This is the kind I use -



It is the only kind that I could find to fit around the coupler style on my JayFlight. I got it at Cabelas.
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ID:	9156 Thanks for the feedback--- here's a pic of my coupler (I think I did it right) It looks like the pic from Texas A&M was the same one I was considering. I'm going to try a few 2x6's and stack them. I'll just put a 15 or 20 deg. angle on the end of each one and then stack them to create a continuous ramp effect. I'll let you know how this all works out.
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Yours is the same coupler that I have (and I think it on all bigger Jaycos). The lock is the only one that I could find that would fit. It does the trick... my trailer hasn't been stolen! :hihi:
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