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Old 07-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #15
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Spec Racer Ford Gen3 built by SCCA Enterprises. Purpose built frame, center seat and fast.

Back to the topic, I need to run over the scales (and I have some CAT scales close to the house), so I will do it on an upcoming trip. We are taking a short trip to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado in two weeks and then off to Iowa in September, so I wanted to make sure I have everything ready. I am putting on Maxxis 225/75R15 E M8008 ST RADIAL (10 ply, E rated), and the Truck System Technologies TPMS 4 Sensor Tire Monitor System w Flow Thru Sensors. For some reason, the 2011 manufacturing date code on the current tires made me a little nervous (along with the stories of flat tire damage).

Thanks again for your help!

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Old 07-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #16
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When I need to remove both wheels (a rarity) on the same side at the same time I use a 5Ton bottle jack and a jack stand. The bottle jack is placed a few inches aft of the rear wheel right under the main frame and the jack stand next to it or under the center of the side plate. I place a wooden block between the jack and the belly pan sheet. If I only need to remove one wheel, I use what I call a "step block" made of successively shorter 2x8 inch lumber to form a ramp approx. 6" high and 30" long with enough length on the top block to support the tire "footprint". Use the TV to back or pull forward onto the step block, chock both wheels on the other side of the trailer and the TV, and then remove the other wheel on that side. Replace the wheel and switch the step block to it and repeat with the other wheel if need be. This is the safest DIY method I know.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:11 AM   #17
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I used 2 trailer aid ramps and got rear axle wheels off then swapped and got front axle wheels off- still 2 wheels at a time, but a different way-
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:19 PM   #18
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We would like to build some of the step ramps (wooden 2x8 step) to lift our single axel trailer. We only need to go up slightly higher for ease of getting under it to look around and take measurements and photographs. How high can we safely lift while staying attached to our tow vehicle.
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The Trailer Aid ramps are 6-8" tall.
We cut lots of wooden ramps for the trailers at work from 8x8 pressure treated wood posts.
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Thank you that helps. If you have a picture to post that would be nice for us visual folks.
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I don't have a picture of the trailer on the ramps, but I used it to put on my 16" wheels and tires.
I have also used the ramps to change a flat on a couple of occasions.
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Rather than 1 side and then the other, how about using ramps to do front and then back?
That is what I did.
Back the trailer onto 2 ramps. Remove front wheels. Mount new tires on new wheels. Put them on the trailer.
Drive the front onto 2 ramps, remove rear wheels, etc.
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Rather than 1 side and then the other, how about using ramps to do front and then back?
That is what I did.
Back the trailer onto 2 ramps. Remove front wheels. Mount new tires on new wheels. Put them on the trailer.
Drive the front onto 2 ramps, remove rear wheels, etc.
Good plan. That is the method we used when replacing 50 year old axles last December.
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