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Trailer tire changing thing


Olivertuft

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I saw a post not too long ago that had a link to a tire changing mini ramp thing (drive the good tire up, elevating the flat) for the trailer.

Looked very simple and if i remember correctly, came in two colors.

Does anyone have the link or info available please?

Thank you

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Something like this?

I think I could make something like that out of a few short pieces of 2x6 and 20 minutes of time at a fraction of the cost. But that's the tightwad impatient guy in me talking :biggrin:

You know you're probably right. My only problem is i'd never climb under a trailer resting on anything I built myself. No wonder neither of my kids want to sleep on the bottom bunk bed. :whistle:

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I just ordered a Trailer Aide after reading that post the other day. It came very quickly and seems to be well made. The site says it will hold 15k lbs, so we should have no problem with our boats. I'm sure it could be made for less than the $40 price tag, but it was too easy to hit the button and wait a few days for delivery.

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Something like this?

I think I could make something like that out of a few short pieces of 2x6 and 20 minutes of time at a fraction of the cost. But that's the tightwad impatient guy in me talking :biggrin:

Yeah,

Let's not think about the swim platform.

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The description says it works on 8" to 13" tires, do those work on torsion bar trailers ? :dontknow:

It only lifts the affected axle.

Seasense Part # 50080578

Lifts and holds boat and camper trailers as well as other single axle vehicles with wheels from 8" to 16".

Fits round and square axles

All aluminum construction

Polished and sand blasted.

Up to 2 Tons

Corrosion Resistant

This product is for temporary use only.

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Yeah,

Let's not think about the swim platform.

Ouch, kick me while I'm all ready down, I think I could handle screwing 3 pieces of wood together and cutting an angle with a sawzall, or atleast I'm not scared to try and I certainly got the time. :unsure:

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Just wondering if anyone has made a home made one of these? If yes, how many 2x6's did you use and what angle did you cut the edges at? If no one has, can someone that has bought one tell me how tall it is? Thanks a lot.

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That tears up your trailer paint. I just carry a small floor jack.

:plus1:

about the same... I carry a small bottle jack... a 1/2" long arm ratchet and sockets for trucks and trailer (way better then the tire iron in the truck), small crappy booster cables ( if you are not boosting a Dmax you will make it) and a Ctek Charger. All fits in small tool box not much bigger than the ramp thing.

admittedly... I have boosted a Dmax with my crappy booster cables (Think they are 8 gauge)... just connect up and let the charging vehicle run for about 1/2 hour... then there is enough charge in the truck batteries to fire it up. It is not the get out a sketchy part of town in a hurry booster system.

Other quick piece of advice... test your tire change system before you hit the road- which I did. The first bottle jack I bought advertised enough height but after a dry run on the driveway it didn't make it. Man if figured that out on the side of the road I would have been torqued.

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Other quick piece of advice... test your tire change system before you hit the road- which I did. The first bottle jack I bought advertised enough height but after a dry run on the driveway it didn't make it. Man if figured that out on the side of the road I would have been torqued.

That's very good advice. I mentioned it in an earlier thread here.

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That tears up your trailer paint. I just carry a small floor jack.

I guess your talking about the paint on the axle itself? :unsure:

Maybe just line it with something?

I have one of these things now. I glued an old piece of binding rubber down on the surface the axle sits in. Haven't really had a problem with paint. The biggest issue I have is that the ground has to be the right surface for it to work. Cement is out. Asphalt or gravel works best.

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I guess your talking about the paint on the axle itself? :unsure:

Maybe just line it with something?

I have one of these things now. I glued an old piece of binding rubber down on the surface the axle sits in. Haven't really had a problem with paint. The biggest issue I have is that the ground has to be the right surface for it to work. Cement is out. Asphalt or gravel works best.

Yes the paint on the axle, call me anal but I do wax that area as well. Like the jack works in all conditions and just carry two pieces of wood to reduce the amount the jack movement. But your option works if room isn't a luxury.

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Yes the paint on the axle, call me anal but I do wax that area as well. Like the jack works in all conditions and just carry two pieces of wood to reduce the amount the jack movement. But your option works if room isn't a luxury.

Your anal.

BTW, my trailer axle needs to be waxed. We'll be at Shasta at the end of August. Do you do it on site or do I need to bring it Dead Bluff? :Tease3:

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martinarcher

Yes the paint on the axle, call me anal but I do wax that area as well. Like the jack works in all conditions and just carry two pieces of wood to reduce the amount the jack movement. But your option works if room isn't a luxury.

I wax mine too. Crazy.gif

I've got a little bottle jack in the truck and about 4 small wood planks that I could use to make spacers of the ground isn't quite right.

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A couple of the boys at my work made these ramps out of wood for putting chains on the big rigs in the winter. I got a demo and they work like a hot dam :yahoo:

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martinarcher

:Doh:

Where do I sign up for your axle wax service? :Tease3:

Stop by the 2012 NE WOW next year 13th-16th of July and I'll do yours free of charge. Thumbup.gif

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