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Old 07-05-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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F150 jack: Will it work on our Airstream?

Hi All,

I was wondering if our 2012 F150 jack and lug-nut wrench would work on our 2012 FC 25FB for changing a flat?

I don't have the AS here, and am trying to get things ready for our first long trip!

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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The Ford scissor jack works fine for both. But I carry sockets, breaker bar and torque wrench in the tool box for lug nuts. Never tried Fords wrench.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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Jacks can be difficult on some roadside surfaces. We carry this

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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You have tandem axles. So you will not need a jack to change a tire. 'Drive' your trailer's infated tire onto enough blocks to allow the flat tire to be raised enough to not touch the ground. Be sure that you loosen the lug nuts first as the freed wheel will spin when you loosen the nuts. Don't trust a lug wrench. Tighten with a torgue wrench and recheck after a few miles after changing a tire. Wheel nuts will not always be not tight enough after traveling. Be safe. Losing a wheel isn't fun!

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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All of my trucks are equipped with a hydraulic bottle jack and a four way lug wrench. I also quite often carry a set of large sockets and a breaker bar. I worry less about the torque wrench. I don't like the cheap jacks that the manufacturers put in the vehicles (don't like space saver spares either). It has been pointed out that with a double axle trailer you can roll up on a ramp and have the second wheel free to get off.

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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I've used my Tundra's bottle jack to jack up the AS to remove tires as well as to install leveling blocks.. you just have to make sure you are jacking on solid metal beam behind (between) the tires.

I carry a four way tire socket tool in my truck because it gives me leverage for loosening stubborn lugs. Use it on both the truck and the AS
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I hadn't thought of not even needing a jack (our last TT was single axle). It is good to know that the F150 jack will work, though.

I checked and the lug wrench will not work. The truck uses a 13/16 lug nut and the AS uses a 3/4 lug nut.

I got a breaker bar, torque wrench, and deep sockets for both the truck and and AS to carry with us.
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Jacking from between the wheels may be a solid platform and work. However, the
proper jacking location is on the frame rail to the rear of the wheels and marked by metal marker seen from below. ( it it's there, that is ). Both will work and both will lift both axels . I suppose you can use whichever one is easier to access with your jack. I carry a hydraulic bottle jack with me, sockets, breaker bar and a 4 way lug wrench also. If you carry a generator for boon docking consider an electric impact gun to facilitate tire changes. They work well too.
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