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Old 12-22-2018, 03:28 AM   #41
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Well, I just got involved in my first thread on this site a couple days ago on jacks. Guess what, I had a blow out on I-75 yesterday on my 5th wheel. I do have roadside service, but they gave him wrong directions. Second call , still no service. Ended up changing it myself with my 6 ton bottle jack. Should have done it myself in the first place and saved myself 2 hrs. Wasn’t a happy camper after that ordeal.��
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:04 AM   #42
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I'm guessing a wrecker truck driver that can't find a broken down 5th wheel on I-75 is probably not the person who should be entrusted with a lug wrench.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:28 AM   #43
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I have a 200 pound Jack.

I call him up and say, "Hey Jack, I need a lift." Works for me.

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:57 AM   #44
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Thanks Jon, can I borrow your roadside assistance card?


Promise I will only use it of I get a flat.




No, really, only if I get a flat.




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Old 12-22-2018, 09:20 AM   #45
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Well, I just got involved in my first thread on this site a couple days ago on jacks. Guess what, I had a blow out on I-75 yesterday on my 5th wheel. I do have roadside service, but they gave him wrong directions. Second call , still no service. Ended up changing it myself with my 6 ton bottle jack. Should have done it myself in the first place and saved myself 2 hrs. Wasnt a happy camper after that ordeal.��

I agree; use the jack and save the time. I carry 3 different roadside assistance plans. When we had our last blowout in '16 I called all of them; the best any could do was "hopefully within 4 hours". Of no use to me so just changed it and intend to do so going forward.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:07 PM   #46
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sourdough, same experience here, I also have multiple roadside services. After two calls to different services and 4 hours later, finally called 911. Then it took two state trooper cars to get the idiots in the left lane of I80 and speeds below 80 MPH. Ended up changing tire myself with help from a man that stopped. We see these pictures where troopers are hit when pulled over to the side and wonder how. Have to be there. Not very hard to see a Raptor with blinkers on the side of the highway and get over in the left lane. I guess it was hard took two trooper cars to finally get traffic in the left. In this case used the traileraid on good tire then bottle jack to lift axle to get flat off or should say what was left of a tire
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:12 AM   #47
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The only problem in changing it yourself is that if you have tire insurance they wont cover the tire unless the service company that changed it calls it in. I was lucky enough to get a very nice person from ins co. Explained whole ordeal, I took pictures of tire on camper, just need to send the pictures receipts from tire and insurance information and theyre going to cover it.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #48
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I've read in many places one is not supposed to jack on the axle.Is it OK to jack on the alignment plate that is under the axle ?
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:55 PM   #49
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I have a 4 ton but gonna get me at least a 8 ton, that 4 ton pumps pretty hard when you are laying on the edge of the road and trucks and cars are whizzing by at 70 or more
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:55 PM   #50
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I've read in many places one is not supposed to jack on the axle.Is it OK to jack on the alignment plate that is under the axle ?
If your talking about the plate that the U bolts go through then yes.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:49 PM   #51
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I was. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:15 PM   #52
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Ramp

I carry a 12 ton jack, and always will along with plenty of lumber. But going to try the ramp idea
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:42 AM   #53
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This is what I carry, (bottle jack and stand in one). I carry some wood carved for the cradle to fit against the frame.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ULZGFU..._LXHkCb1XYWM7B
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