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Old 02-07-2011, 05:09 PM   #15
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I jacked the trailer up, removed the wheels, took the wheels to the tire shop, had new tires installed on the rims, returned wheels to the trailer, packed wheel bearings and set up brakes while wheels off, re-installed wheels, and removed jacks.

Actually, the only thing I like about winter here in Dakota, is not having to work on that Airscream.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #16
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Yep, that's what I did too. I bought a 2"X10" and set my saw to a 45 angle. One cut makes two edges, so it's quick to do and little waste. Cost ms less than $10 for everything.

I also put " dowel into them to get them to stay lined up properly.

So far, they have acted like insurance: as long as they are in the TV I don't need them.
Aage, I based my ramps on pictures you had posted on another thread with just minor modifications. I cut mine at 30 degrees on the table saw and made them a little longer. I also used the dowels to make them stable. Thanks for posting your earlier pics as the ramps really worked well.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #17
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I agree with the Discount Tire (or most tire dealers) idea. Practically all tire retailers quote the price for tires expecting to balance and install them. They have all the right tools and people to do the job quickly and cost effectivly. Last ones I had done at a tire retailer were done in about 30 minutes with no damage to AS.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:13 AM   #18
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Thanks to all - I'll be using these suggestions a soon as the SNOW MELTS!
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #19
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Get a Trailer-Aid. It is one of the best investments an RVer can make.
It makes any number of tire maintenance issues a snap.

We were able to change a tire on a highway ramp in less than 15 minutes in 90+ degree weather because we carry one.

The Long Long Honeymoon has a video where they wait for AAA. What a joke for a couple of 30 somethings. I usually love their Vlog but that one was depressing.
Do you only need one? That makes sense I guess, since only one tire should go.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:49 AM   #20
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I have used the square orange interlocking blocks to make a ramp to raise one side to replace one tire.

I too have used Discount tire. They used a floor jack on the axle mounting plate to raise one side at a time to replace all four tires.

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Old 02-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #21
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Pardon my ignorance, but can someone maybe post a picture of that "axle mounting plate" between the axles that is used as a jacking point? Damned if I can find it...
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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Here ya go . . .

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My advice is to buy quality tires with a road hazard warranty from a tire dealer. You cannot duplicate the service that you get from a good dealer. I bought mine from Discount Tire and I have been 100% satisfied.
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Dunno what you have for jacks and/or tools. A floor jack is a big help.
I'm always messing around with heavy stuff so I have some wood cribbing around.
I went to Home Depot, got a cart, went to the lumber isle and picked out the ugliest, most warped and twisted 6X6 in the pile. Then I pushed it up to the front and asked for the manager. When he came I asked him how much he would discount the thing. He wrote a slip for $5.
Took it home and cut it in 4 pieces 2' long. Now you have good cribbing - one for each axle and can take all 4 tires at once to the tire shop.
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