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Old 01-07-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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Rivet Jack for a 3 axle trailer

Greetings and happy New Year,

What type of jack do you carry and use for a 34' 3 axle Airstream? After having a blowout with no jack , I realized I don't even know what is the proper type of jack to buy. A hydraulic bottle jack? A mechanic's floor jack? Something else?

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Old 01-07-2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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I need to find something besides my 3-ton floor jack. It'll more than do the job, but it's awfully heavy.
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Old 01-07-2003, 01:27 PM   #3
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If you have enough leveling blocks you should not need a jack.

Create a ramp that is 4-6 inches high and back or pull the trailer up on the ramp. This should lift the other wheel/wheels off the ground to allow you to change/remove the bad tire. On a triple axle changing the middle tire may require more blocks?

This is the reccomended way to change a tire on the road from one of my owners manuals.

Now that I have a MH I carry a 12000 LB Bottle jack in a compartment, just in case. I just used to carry 2 sets of Lynx Levers.
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