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Old 09-11-2017, 09:58 AM   #15
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Thanks!

I did ask. My dealer says they don't dismount/mount tires.
Hi

Asked the same question of my AS dealer and got the same answer.

The Ford dealer will install the monitors and do all the unmount / remount work. I'm not quite sure I want to turn them loose on a 30' Airstream. I'm not even sure how I would get it onto their lot ....

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:02 AM   #16
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We have a 2018 30' Classic on order and I want to be able to install a Ford TPMS kit which will interface with the factory display on a 2017 F250. To be installed, the Ford TPMS valve stems require that the trailer tires be dismounted.

Is there a safe procedure for removing all 4 trailer wheels at one time? Using the spare and a Trailer-Aid tire changing ramp I can take off two wheels at a time but that means 2 trips to the tire shop. I was wondering if there are other options although the last thing I want to do is risk damaging myself or my new trailer so if it takes two trips, so be it.

FWIW, I have a couple of 2 ton automotive jacks and 4 Jackpoint jack stands which are each rated for 4000 lbs. Thoughts or suggestions?


I did the exact same installation on a 2017 Classic a few months ago. The local discount tire used 4 5000lb jacks simultaneously and took about 20min including re-balancing
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:52 PM   #17
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I did the exact same installation on a 2017 Classic a few months ago. The local discount tire used 4 5000lb jacks simultaneously and took about 20min including re-balancing
So the tire place jacked up your trailer....I'm glad it worked out for you. It certainly sounds like it was covenient. My tire guy doesn't have the facilities for this and I wouldn't trust any of the other usual suspects around here to handle lifting the trailer. The valve stems are the only part of the kit installation that seems at all problematic. The rest will be DIY.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:22 PM   #18
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I did the exact same installation on a 2017 Classic a few months ago. The local discount tire used 4 5000lb jacks simultaneously and took about 20min including re-balancing
If I had discount tire do work I would pull up on boards take 2 off then do other 2 , why jack up when you or they can put 1 on while installing tpms on other tire then do other 2 same way The reason I state this I or no one will ever jack up my AS unless extreme emergency.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:39 AM   #19
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Jacking up any modern vehicle can be a bit of a trip. The days of stick the jack anywhere and up it goes are now in the distant past. Tune into just about any forum and you will eventually find a thread "Jacking up my XXXXX caused a bunch of damage". It needs to be done with care.

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:04 AM   #20
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I put a floor jack between the wheels to get it in the air then put a heavy duty jack stand behind the rear wheel on the axle mounting plate. Any place on the axle mounting plate is fine. It is an easy, uncomplicated process.

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Not only that there is an entire forum titled:

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All kinds of uplifting advise there.

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I also use Discount Tire for all my 6 vehicles
. When we got the new 2005 classic last year the PO had installed or the year before installed new Michelin tires. I took AS to the local shop to have tires rotated and balanced, which they did at not charge me to do.. Good will and put me on life time balance program

One of the guys came out with the big floor jack and wanted to put jack under water tank. I told him that was not a good place and showed him the proper place on the frame rail behind the tire.

He picked up the entire side and took both tires off at a time to balance. they did that for other side as well.

SO moral of story is they, DT, can handle the tires and you need to MAKE sure they know where to put jack to not damage water tanks. I am sure they can break down teh tire as well and put TMPS in there for a charge I would guess.

IF the trailer has GYM on it you might look to go ahead and upgread to better tires as well.. two birds, one stone.




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