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Old 12-25-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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Changing tires

We traded out pop up in for a new Premier 22 RBPR and we love it. Used it a lot last year. Was wondering where to place the jack when changing the tire? I would place it on the where the spring is mounted to frame. Or put on the frame. I was thinking on using a bottle jack. Thanks guys for the help.

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Old 12-25-2015, 10:13 AM   #2
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Gunner, you will find two trains of thought on this subject. In my opinion both are correct. The axle manufacturer wants you to lift on the frame of the trailer because so many fools have used their jacks in the middle of the trailer, dead in the middle of the axle. Obviously this is too much weight for the axle and it bends in the middle. General consensus is to place your bottle jack or floor jack as close to the bracket holding the spring as possible. Actually touching it is best. The jacking of your trailer on the frame would be placing the jack just as close to the front axle as possible, actually touching the frame to start. Remember to shim this bottle jack as far as possible. Travel will be less than 8" so you will have a long way to go. Keep in mind that there are also many good ways other than these two to get that darned wheel off the ground. Other members are sure to chime in and tell you about them.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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Ramp

I bought a pair of autoramps from Wal-Mart. If you have tandem axles, you place the ramp in front of the good tire, pull it up and you got it! Don't have to crawl under the trailer with a Jack.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:28 AM   #4
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Type in tire changing ramp in Amazon, there are several there, made just for changing the tire on a tandem axle trailer, much easier than getting out the jack.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:33 AM   #5
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Do they work on wide axle campers
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:57 AM   #6
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I certainly wouldn't think the axel would matter as long as it is a tandem.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:40 AM   #7
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Do they work on wide axle campers

They do on wide axles with an extra 1x6 for 6 inches of ramp height.


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