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Old 04-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Need suggestions to get my tires fixed

I guess I am worcamping, however my office is strictly stationary.

It has been sitting underneath a giant maple tree since 2006.

The tires no longer old air and I believe the self leveling feature has bottomed out.

I need to get the tires fixed but I am runnning out of ideas on how to get the repairs done without taking the trailer on the road.

Any experiences with jacking up?

TIA Robert

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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If your unit isn't going anywhere, jack it up and put blocks under it. Buy new tires when it's time to move.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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You mean jack the whole thing up? Wow, bottom is kind of rusty, don't know if I would end up with bigger problems.

Where would one support it?

One problem I see is that it is not sitting on level land. The back sits about 2 feet above the dirt, while the front is inches away.
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The frame runs the length of the trailer and you will know where that is by looking at where the axles are bolted. You can block along this path and the frame forms an A at the front where the front jack is located. But if it has been sitting stationary for 6 years, your axles may be shot as well from being compressed in one spot for so long. Those who been through that can chime in and tell you more.
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Hi Robert

There are a number of strategies to try. Usually with something stationary much of the problem is that the tires will tend to sink into the ground over the years unless they are supported by ground pads of some kind.

A bottle jack (hydraulic jack) with a 2x8 underneath it to spread out the load can be placed under the trailer to lift it. It's potentially dangerous so you should have a qualified person, or at least someone who has done that sort of thing before, assist you. That said it's not especially difficult.

You may find that the lugs are rusted and cannot be removed without the use of a torch, which may complicate matters.
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PENETRO-90 (Schaeffer's) or KROIL on the lugs.
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