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Old 07-19-2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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Tire Jack recommendations

We have a 2499 trailer (7600 lbs) how big of a jack do I need? 2 ton, 3 ton, 4 ton? What kind of jack? Floor? Cylinder? Do I need a jack big enough to pick up the whole trailer or just big enough to pick up one axle of the trailer? If I split the weight in half that would be a 2 ton jack.

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Old 07-19-2008, 07:16 AM   #2
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We carry a 6 ton hydraulic jack from Walmarts. It comes in a plastic case about the size of a kid's lunch box. We originally purchased it for our motorhome (18000 lbs) but always carry it in the Honda. It's physically not to big and not too heavy and comes in a great case. I would guess I paid $20.

We've had it for 8 years and when ever I need to jack up anything its my first choice.

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That's the same jack I carry with our 99 T-2970. I have a second one I keep in the garage at home. I've used it to change a flat tire and it works great.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:19 AM   #4
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Here's Sunlines recommendation for Jack Placement

We to travel with a floor jack. Can't remeber what size, it may be only a 2 ton.

But than we also have Good Sam's Emergency Road Service. They provide free tire changing, so if we need, we can always call them.
We have used the GS ERS a few times (towing, battery jumping - but not for tire changing). We have always been very pleased with their service and response time. Plus they cover all vehicles and the trailer, including all our kids vehicles, for one price.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #5
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We also have Good Sams. Service can be spotty on weekends and off the main roads. One Saturday when near Martin, SD they were unable to provide service.

On the other hand, they have changed a two tires for us.

It's always good to be able to change a tire.

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Like Hutch, I have a nice mini floor jack that stores in a plastic case in my "trunk". I don't remember the weight rating (It's been a while since I last opened it!).

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Old 07-21-2008, 01:38 PM   #7
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Tire jack recommendations

ce2e12,

Again, it all depends on what you need it for. I have used my pick up truck's jack to change a TT tire and it worked great. You just have to make sure that the trailer is immobilized from moving fore and aft, and place the jack in the mfg's recommended location. Any other operation, you might need a stronger jack.

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I have a nifty little thing called a "Trailer Aid". It's come in handy a few times over the years. It'a a heavy plastic ramp type thing that you pull/back the good wheel on the same side as your flat to lift the bad wheel/tire off of the ground. It only weighs about 5 lbs, but it easily supported the weight of my heavy F-304SR on the way home from the 2008 Eastern M&G. I'm not sure what it cost, but it has more than paid for itself.
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I have a nifty little thing called a "Trailer Aid". It's come in handy a few times over the years. It'a a heavy plastic ramp type thing that you pull/back the good wheel on the same side as your flat to lift the bad wheel/tire off of the ground. It only weighs about 5 lbs, but it easily supported the weight of my heavy F-304SR on the way home from the 2008 Eastern M&G. I'm not sure what it cost, but it has more than paid for itself.
I thought that this item would be a good idea but I've read that it may not be after all. Some have said that it puts a LOT of additional stress on the good tire on that side. I don't know if this is correct but I've avoided buying one, as a result.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:01 PM   #10
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I used three boards to lift the non-flat tire and then changed the flat. I don't think the stress for the short time of a tire change can make a difference.

Once I found that my tires were made in 2002, I now need to replace them all as they are too old.
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Rick,
I had the same thought at first, but I have used it a few times now with no issue. The F-304 is really heavy, and I was nervous at first but I changed the tire on the way home from the M&G in June, and have towed the trailer a few hundred miles since then without issue.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:31 PM   #12
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When we lost the Mission tire, I chocked the pickup, loosened the WD bars, got out the pickup's jack and a few orange leveling blocks, and went to town. The stock chevy jack and 4 blocks (4") were enough to get the axle high enough to get the new tire on.

I did leave the truck hitched to the coach- it just pivoted on the hitch ball...

I undid the WD bars to make sure there were no frame issues or jack capacity issues- I would think you would always want to do the same.

Also, remember to always lift the FRAME- not the AXLES (for skimmers)....
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