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Old 06-02-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Jack

I just found out that AS does not supply a jack. So what kind of jack do you use for changing tires?

Or do you use roadside service?
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:55 PM   #2
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I carry one of these:

AlltradeTools - Catalog - 640912 3 Ton All-In-One Bottle Jack/Jack Stand

It is placed between the wheels and lifts on the frame doubler. I have lifted our 31' Classic with one to do the initial tire swap to Michelins.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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Trailer Aid Plus Tandem Tire Changing Ramp

These are pretty handy if you need to change a flat.
Amazon.com: Trailer Aid Plus Tandem Tire Changing Ramp: Automotive
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #4
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We have had a number of tire failures over the years on tandem axle Airstreams. We have always use lego blocks (lynx levelers) to change tires on the highway. We have also used them to put our new 16" wheels on Lucy.

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Old 06-02-2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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Works for me,

https://www.andersenhitches.com/Prod...r-leveler.aspx
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:25 PM   #6
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I carry a bottle jack in my van (which also works for the van). I would need it if I ever have a flat as I have a single axle trailer. I lift at the axle plate, not back at the ridiculous marked "jack point" which is towards the back of the trailer.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:55 AM   #7
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When jacking to replace the front tire on a tandem axle rig, I found if I extend the tongue jack I can get both wheels off the ground at the same elevation, otherwise when the rear tire is clear, the front is still touching the ground.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:49 PM   #8
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Thanks! Several good options. I'm feeling a little better about the jack situation now!
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:55 PM   #9
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I use the same Lynxleveler blocks that I carry for my leveling and stabilizers.Very handy I carry two sets.


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lynxlevele...ng-Kit/1677842
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:45 PM   #10
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We carried a bottle jack, Trailer Aid ramp, and leveler blocks at first. Have wised up with experience and now only the leveler blocks, they are multi-pupose. Tire changing ramp, side-to-side leveler, blocks under stabilizers, tires, and tongue jack on soft ground. We have gained storage space and lightened our load, both a goal for Airstreamers.

Changing to Michelin 16" LTX tires has helped prevent ever having to change a tire in six years of many, many coast-to-coast and border-to-border trips about the country.

For those reasons we see no use for anything but leveler blocks, with a set of X-chocks to secure the trailer from moving, especially on sloped parking sites.

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We have been carrying 3 sets of Lynx blocks and one Trailer Aid ramp...but maybe we can make do with just the blocks.
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