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Old 03-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #15
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I would not leave home with my trailer without the Trailer Aid ramp. I've used it on the road to change a tire and recently used it when I converted all four tires from 15" Goodyear Marathons to 16" Michelin tires. It doesn't slip and it has the dip in it to keep the tire in place.

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #16
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Have one and have used it, but the wider surface of a 2x6 or 2x8 would be more comforting. Glad I have one though.

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by JBinKC View Post
I heard a rep from Dexter Axles say that changing a tire with a ramp could bend an axle since it puts excessive weight on one wheel. I've done it and I'll do it again in an emergency but using a jack is probably best when conditions permit.
Bend an axle using a ramp? Not likely, trailer weight was placed soundly on one wheel and tire when the other tire blew out. Wonder if that rep found a job he's more qualified for.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
Bend an axle using a ramp? Not likely, trailer weight was placed soundly on one wheel and tire when the other tire blew out. Wonder if that rep found a job he's more qualified for.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #19
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I have a 3 ton jack/ stand combo I put between the two tires on the frame. While both wheels are off the ground, I took off one and put the spare on it's place and then took second tire off to take two at a time to Costco to install the Michelins. I reversed the procedure and repeated for other side. Spare made a solo trip for the tire swap.

Found the jack/stand on line. The unit weighs around 20 pounds since it combines two functions.

Also have the tire ramp from initial post. Sometimes a choice may save the day.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #20
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Just make sure you have the wheels on the opposite side chocked, front and rear....I'm speaking from experience on this one..

Originally Posted by TG Twinkie View Post
It is safer to use the blocks or ramps than it is using a jack to change a tire.
The trailer won't fall off of the other tire. If you know what I mean.

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