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    Changing tire

    For future info, we’re should you place a jack on a new 22 rbe to change a tire? When we picked up the TT the tech told me place the jack about 8-10” inboard of the hub. I think this would bend the axle. I would place the jack under the unbolted with a piece of wood. I have read some people say to jack up the frame. Wouldn’t this allow the suspension to sag down and not lift the wheel? Sorry if this has been asked before,
    would like to know correct way before I need to change the tire. TIA
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    We just got a trailer aid plus. I used it last weekend for the first time to adjust my brakes and it worked really well. Quick and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynot4me2 View Post
    We just got a trailer aid plus. I used it last weekend for the first time to adjust my brakes and it worked really well. Quick and easy.

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    I am not a fan of these trailer aid ramps
    Maybe they are harmless but I don’t like the idea of all the weight of that side of the trailer now is on one axle
    Maybe a short period of time but the axle will definitely be overloaded for the duration
    How long does it take for something to bend


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    I use a scissors jack and wood block under the spring U-bolts.
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    I have a small 6 (?) ton jack that I put under the spring area. I too don't like those trailer aid things. It puts all the weight on one axle. The axle only needs to be lifted about 1.5". Thats less than a lot of bumps in the road or about the same as driving onto a driveway. By jacking up only one axle you still have the other axle offering support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goducks14 View Post
    I have a small 6 (?) ton jack that I put under the spring area. I too don't like those trailer aid things. It puts all the weight on one axle. The axle only needs to be lifted about 1.5". Thats less than a lot of bumps in the road or about the same as driving onto a driveway. By jacking up only one axle you still have the other axle offering support.
    That's what I do with the bottle jack that came with my truck. I also use this method when I adjust my brakes.
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