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Old 03-28-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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How high does a jack have to go to get one side of the trailer off the ground to change a tire? I will be towing a 31' 1979 Airstream this weekend and I want to be prepared.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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How high does a jack have to go to get one side of the trailer off the ground to change a tire? I will be towing a 31' 1979 Airstream this weekend and I want to be prepared.
With the torsion axles which you have on that trailer, it is best to drive the good wheel upon blocks to raise the flat one. About a six inch ramp will work. Jacking the trailer up is not recommended because of the possibility of putting the jack in the wrong place.

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:12 PM   #3
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That's a good idea. So just roll that side of the trailer up on blocks till the good wheel is on them??? This will give me enough lift to change the flat?
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I carry these in the trailer. They are great when the ground is not level. You can get them at wally world for around $25.
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That's a good idea. So just roll that side of the trailer up on blocks till the good wheel is on them??? This will give me enough lift to change the flat?
That is what I did when I repacked the wheel bearings.

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works great...unless you have a single axle trailer

although we have similar bricks and they do work great for leveling.

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Or if you blow both tires on one side
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