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Old 02-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Changing tires on the AS

If I am changing a tire - where do I place the jack and whats the best procedure?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Varying schools of thought

Changing tires on the AS?

First the obligatory invitation to use the search function to find previous threads on this. A wealth of information.

Some people prefer to use a wooden ramp made of graduated lengths of 2x10 to lift that side of the trailer and thereby leaving the tire you want to change suspended off the ground while the other tire on that side sits elevated on the ramp.

I use my Tundra's bottle jack under the steel support that is right behind the tires. Make sure it's the steel piece that is a channeled beam that you can see some 3-4 inches behind the tires as you face the trailer.

I make sure my trailer is chocked with my locking chocks before i do this jacking and only jack just enough to get the tires off the ground.

There is pretty much general agreement that if you are going to use a jack to jack up the trailer, this is the only spot that you should really use. There are a couple of jack points under each corner of the trailer but that seems to be a place that you really need to hit exactly the right spot or you risk playing havoc with the belly pan.

Im sure others will weigh in, but here's a quick answer. And the obvious, don't forget to loosen the lugs BEFORE you jack it up, much easier.

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Very easy and quick to accomplish. Assuming you have twin axles, roll your good tire on the flat tire side up onto your leveling blocks until the flat is well clear and change away!
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Very easy and quick to accomplish. Assuming you have twin axles, roll your good tire on the flat tire side up onto your leveling blocks until the flat is well clear and change away!
Indeed the quickest and safest method.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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If you have a tandum axle, use the chocks or get one of these:

http://www.genuinehotrod.com/itemgroup/trailer-aid
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I use my Tundra's bottle jack under the steel support that is right behind the tires. Make sure it's the steel piece that is a channeled beam that you can see some 3-4 inches behind the tires as you face the trailer.

There is pretty much general agreement that if you are going to use a jack to jack up the trailer, this is the only spot that you should really use. There are a couple of jack points under each corner of the trailer but that seems to be a place that you really need to hit exactly the right spot or you risk playing havoc with the belly pan.
Tip for the future…

Once you do figure out the best point to put the jack, mark that point (on each side of the trailer) with a small piece of reflective tape. That way, you never have to wonder again if you've got it right, even if you're changing the tire at night by flashlight next time; just put the jack on the tape and you're good.
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I've got the single axel and just use a floor jack.
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Ramps are the quickest if on the road and/or hitched.....

Safest jack point....


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Thanks to all (especially you Robert C- my hero)...I have ordered new tires and they are on their way. Since we are still in February, and the skirting is still wrapped around. So I do have a chock device and plan to use the roll it forward and up onto method. The two cats that stay under there are going to have to find another sleeping area after I take the skirting down. Once the skirting is down, it will stay down and stacked to the side, to later transport. I do have access to a good floor jack too...I was just thinking the floor jack might be quicker. Just don't want to compromise the frame of the Airstream.
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Use the ramps. It is safer all the way around. Don't forget to break the lug nuts loose before raising the tire. If you use a ramp on each side, it makes quick work of the job.
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