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Old 03-10-2014, 08:12 AM   #43
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The sticker that says "Jack" is not the place to Jack from. It is rather a guide to a Jack point. You should place the Jack there however ensure the Jack head is square on the frame rail. Should you Jack on that sticker you'll crush the banana wrap and still have a flat!
The frame is hidden by sheetmetal but easily located by the rivet line.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:14 AM   #44
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So,
Use the ramp and drive one tire up on it?
This seems to be the easiest thing for a guy with bad hips and knees.
The oil change ramp is somewhat light being ABS plastic.
We have cut wood ramps from 6x6 or 8x8 posts at work for 10 cargo trailers with pressure washers in them.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:19 AM   #45
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So,
Use the ramp and drive one tire up on it?
This seems to be the easiest thing for a guy with bad hips and knees.
The oil change ramp is somewhat light being ABS plastic.
We have cut wood ramps from 6x6 or 8x8 posts at work for 10 cargo trailers with pressure washers in them.
2 X 6's work just fine for changing tires on a tandem or triaxle Airstream.

No guessing needed as to where to place them.

Absolute safety.

Oh, and the best part, cheap.

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:36 AM   #46
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Why carry ramps? Use your legos, build a ramp that way! Does the same job but takes no more space or adds weight. Its something you already carry with you.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:58 AM   #47
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You know what?
Bam!
That is an excellent idea.
Can you build it high enough with just one bag of Lynx levelers?
Getting that big ole ramp outta there will free up a lot of space.
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You can ramp as high as you have legos! IIRC I need 4 on my classic and 5 on the PanAmerica to be able to get the wheel out.
I have 2 sets in each trailer... you just never know.
Of you aren't used to the legos, I suggest you play with them at home prior to a test on the side of the interstate. Additionally if they are new/unused they can slide as you pull up onto them. They need to be scuffed up a little to not slide around. They go bump side up!
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:34 AM   #49
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I have one bag.
I don't remember how many are in there.
8 maybe?
They are several years old and have been used several times, but they still look nearly new because I always stack them and store them in the original carrying bag.
Anyway, they are scuffed up a bit.
Even the ramp tries to scoot out from under the tire- just keep trying-
I only use them when parked off of pavement to keep the stabilizers and tongue jack from sinking.
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What do you haul in your Panamerica?
I considered purchasing one so that I could take my Harley with me everywhere I go...
I also thought it would be a good place to keep fire wood from getting wet or keep bicycles out of the weather.
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I fulltime so... full-time stuff wood kid stuff grill generator... stuff!
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:46 PM   #52
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Hi, I bought a Trailer Aide Plus just before our last trip and had to use it three times. If you have a dual axle trailer, this is the way to go. And it's really easy to use. The tire shops were impressed. I bought the yellow one so I wouldn't forget it when done.
Here's another thumbs-up for the Trailer Aid. I had to use mine 3 times as well. After trying to find the exact location of the jack spot to rotate my tires, I decided that my 31' Classic w/slide, didn't like any of the spots that looked acceptable. After going through the Google routine, I found the Trailer Aid. Best $60 I ever spent. Much better than 2X6's or Lego's as it has a cradle for the tire to set in and won't roll. It also has grips on the bottom to keep it from sliding. It's a winner.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:50 PM   #53
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How is it different than an oil change/auto repair/maintenance ramp?
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You can make the "cradle" with your Linx levelers if you have enough of them...
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I have always used my Lynx levelers - I use two sets to make a pyramid.

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Sbb,

Just for grins take a look at your TV's jack. I think I saw you have a Suburban. Bet it came with a pretty robust but strange looking jack. If it's like most pickup jacks, has a nice cradle at the top, raises by turning a crank handle but it's big plus IMHO it needs to be cranked manually down. I'm using this type jack on my rig, I feel stable using it.

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