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Old 08-23-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Who uses the Trailer-Aid?I am wondering what your opinions are?I plan on purchasing one by the end of the week.It seems to be a very good product.Thanks All.
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hay devo Maay I ask what is a trailer aid?/
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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It helps you out to take your tire off in case of a flat without having to take a heavy jack.Also you can fix you brakes as well.
http://www.traileraid.com/traileraid...CategoryId=267

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It helps you out to take your tire off in case of a flat without having to take a heavy jack.Also you can fix you brakes as well.
http://www.traileraid.com/traileraid...CategoryId=267

I have one and LOVE it. It came in real handy when replacing the shock absorbers. The scary part is how the tire hangs off the sides. It is heavy and has bolts in the base to dig into the surface you are on. Here is one photo. I have some more but they are at home.
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that is really a neat lookin item if it works that would be an excellent tool to have...SAM
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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Hey, guys,

I bought a pair of plastic ramps at Advantage Auto for $44 that are made by Rhino and can support 12,000 lbs between them. They don't have the pronounced dip in the middle of them like the Trailer Aids, but if you adjust your mirrors right, you can watch the wheel as you pull or push the trailer onto it.

I recently had to use one on the side of the road to change a tire. It worked great, and I can use them when I service my truck, too.

They DO take up a bit of space, though. There's a picture in my gallery of my trailer up on one. (Right now, it's the very first photo.)

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As 'threatened', here are the other two pictures I took of the Trailer-Aid (took them with my old cell phone - Nokia 6682).
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:45 AM   #8
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Trailer Aid

Got some plans to hopefully go and get a trailer aid from camping world if they carry them.It is the only place I know of to get the goods when you really need it.It will take about an hour and a half to get there though.Looking into getting other things also to make this one trip worth it.Plus it is on the way to Jaxsonville where I hope to catch a few waves so it works out perfect.
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Just use your levelling blocks.

My lego-type levelling blocks work just as well and serve a dual purpose. Several years ago, when I had an internal brake failure (shoes came off), I had no problem raising the tailer on a ramp of levelling blocks and removing the wheel.

Nothing wrong with the Trailer-Aid, I just don't wish to tote along unneeded stuff.
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The Lego type have a second use asd a camp site leveler for the camper. They adjust by stacking in 1 inch steps and stack to store. I will be getting a set for the driveway storage as I have a pronounced slope to my drive and to use at campsites.
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My lego-type levelling blocks work just as well and serve a dual purpose. Several years ago, when I had an internal brake failure (shoes came off), I had no problem raising the tailer on a ramp of levelling blocks and removing the wheel.

Nothing wrong with the Trailer-Aid, I just don't wish to tote along unneeded stuff.
I have also used the lego blocks prior to having this one. They work well on grass and dirt. However on asphalt, I have always had them shoot out from under the wheel as I am backing on them. Maybe I had it too steep. One of the plusses of the Trailer-Aid is that it has bolt heads sticking out of the foot part so they dig into the asphalt. I don't think, however, it would work on smooth concrete. Another drawback is the sucker is HEAVY!

Prior to the Trailer-Aid we were trying to get one wheel off so I was using a combination of lego blocks and some wood. I was pulling it forward on to this menagerie of a ramp. Got it up there and was electric jacking it off the hitch. As soon as it cleared the trailer decided it didn't want on the ramp (no I did not block the other side DUH!) and proceded to roll backwards off the ramp. Luckily the jack stand (aluminum) that I have slid with the trailer and it ended up down off the ramp about 2 feet away from the truck but intact. I had to sit down a bit after that one.
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I bought and used the ‘Trailer Aid’ to change a new tire on my new 25’ Safari. It works very well and I recommend keeping one in the trailer for emergency use. Safer, better and faster than using a jack.

The rest of the story: It appears the during assembly at the JC factory, one tire picked up a hex head screw, just like the kind used to fasten the underbody sheet metal to the chassis.
I called the dealer and the factory and but didn’t get any satisfaction. Later I heard that it is not an uncommon problem. Tour the factory and you’ll see how easily it can happen.
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