Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-20-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
yakman's Avatar
2007 25' International CCD FB
Gahanna , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
Changing a flat tire.

Hello all,

Thankfully my flat tire was noticed while the trailer was sitting in front of my house. I noticed that one of my tires was at 20lbs! Then I noticed the panhead screw staring at me.

I decided to wing it on my first tire removal. I drove the trailer up on two 2x4's and tried to get the tire off. No go! It still wasn't enough to get the wheel out of the wheel well so I still had to jack the trailer up. I used the angled iron plate behind the axle and got the the wheel out.

Off to NTB for the plug. I got back and tried to put the wheel back on. The hub had sagged and was actually lower than the wheel's lug holes.

I got out my other jack with a little more capacity and went for the labeled jack spot on the silver square spot. I raised the trailer a little more in order to get the wheel fully in the wheel well and then put the other jack on the sagging hub and raised it up to the level of the wheel. It's a Dexter axle and certainly not as "easy" as it has been described. Not all that bad, but I was shocked that the hub sagged lower than the wheel lug hole alignment holes. Is this normal?

Only the front wheel was on the 2, 2x4 ramp and the other side wheels were chocked in place.


yakman is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing flat tire on Caravel pcasa 1966-68 Caravel 3 01-08-2008 04:35 PM
Flat tire tn2 Argosy Motorhomes 8 11-04-2007 08:00 AM
I have a 1965 Caravel and if I have a flat tire toastie Tires 11 09-07-2006 11:51 AM
Flat tire... Craig Tires 10 07-11-2003 12:49 PM
Flat tire detector Pahaska Tires 6 08-08-2002 06:38 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.