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Old 07-23-2015, 09:28 PM   #29
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Is it true, I've heard that once you get the tire off that you can ride on just one tire at a reduced speed just to get to the next exit to have tire repaired.

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I can tell you from what my manual said and what I experienced with my first AS, my first trailer. You can drive with three tires if you keep the speed to 30 mph. I did that for about 50 miles across southern Utah. That was after having a blowout of my spare. That was followed by another tire that went flat just as I pulled into a tire store. The tires as it turned out were about 8 years old but I did not know enough to check that.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:56 PM   #30
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We're still searching for my AS, but have had plenty of experience changing tires on my 2axle boat trailer (Goodyear Marathons). We lost 3 tires on a return trip from the keys one year. My son and I could change a tire in 10 minutes, no problem. I carry two tire chocks made out of wood 4x4s with the ends cut at 45degrees. I also carry a short length of 2x12. When I have a flat, I place the 4x4s side by side on top of the 2x12 either in front of the front wheel if the rear is flat, or behind the back wheel if the front wheel is flat. I pull/reverse the trailer up onto the 4x4s, which raises the other tire high enough to remove the flat tire and replace it. The 2x12 is necessary with soft ground, which is usually what you have in Florida. Extremely easy and what I will use on my trailer.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:31 PM   #31
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We use the trailer aid as well (although I have not had to actually use it - I did test it in video below):

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Old 07-23-2015, 10:56 PM   #32
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We use the trailer aid as well (although I have not had to actually use it - I did test it in video below):

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Old 07-23-2015, 11:35 PM   #33
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I've had three flats over the years on my 30ft. dual axel Excella. I just carry a 12 inch piece of wooden 4x4 with one end cut at a 45* angle. I just pull or back the good tire on that side up on the block and it raises the flat high enough to get it off. Just remember to loosen the lug nuts on the wheel with the flat before you do that...
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:38 PM   #34
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Is it true, I've heard that once you get the tire off that you can ride on just one tire at a reduced speed just to get to the next exit to have tire repaired.

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It's in your Owners Manual, you can travel quite a distance at reduced speed.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:07 AM   #35
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This is not true.If it was then every speed bump that you went over slowly along with every bump in the roar that you went over would bend the axle.
If don't jack up all four corners at the same time with 4 bottle jacks u are loading the axles or putting undo stress on your trailer frame and TV hitch also.
Common sense goes a long way.You can't leave one axel on blocks for months nor would lift higher than u need to remove the tire and wheel.


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Old 07-24-2015, 09:11 AM   #36
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Trying again on the screen shot.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:15 AM   #37
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Here is a screen shot of the manual warning.

WARNING: Whenever the trailer must be lifted with a jack, as when changing a tire or leveling on very rough terrain, ALWAYS PLACE THE LIFTING JACK UNDER THE MAIN FRAME RAIL. A label is provided to indicate the proper position for the jack. NEVER USE STABILIZING JACKS or HITCH JACK TO LIFT THE TRAILER.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:24 PM   #38
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Jacking an Airstream by putting the jack under the axle is NOT recommended.The axles are not designed, not intended to be jacking points
The easiest way is to carry a short piece of 4 x 4 and about a 2' piece of 2 x 8.

If you must use a jack, you can place it anywhere on the main long frame rails.
I've done both and the ramp with te 4 x 4 is pretty easy and quick..

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How about a scissor jack under the axle? My AS is super light. I've heard of people using the plate that bolts to the frame that the axles are bolted to. Has anyone modified frame to accept a jack?
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:40 PM   #39
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Trailer-aid block very handi

Camco Trailer Aid, Black - Walmart.com

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That's what I have used on my 3 previous flats but since I switched to 16" Michelin's, I haven't used it.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:59 PM   #40
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I can confirm today, that the Anderson levelers are not enough if you have switched to Michelin 16 wheels.

As you can see, tire still on the ground. I might need one of those Trailer Aids.
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Make yerself one of these. 2x10's or 2x12's cut to a 45 degree angle and screwed together three high. Works well on dual axle trailers. Also can be used under the tongue jack if needed. Kinda heavy but cheap and easy. Made it from wood laying around in the garage.

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In case you have a flat

I have 16's and have used Lynx blocks many times without any problem as mentioned.I lay down 3 then 2 on top and finally 1 in the middle.6 total

I would not put a jack under a axle as you will definitely bend the axle.


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