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JRscooby

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Don't forget a pair of jack stands {or at least one} unless you are willing to bet your life and limbs on your jack and the surface it sits on.

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Over the years I have changed a lot of tires, on many vehicles. Other using some jacks with some vehicles, I have never had to get under to change a tire. And doing a lot of other work, I have set many vehicles on stands. Could never do that without at least reaching under the vehicle. IMHO, for a tire change, a stand increases not reduces the danger.

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A tire blowout on my trailer is something I don't worry about because I run truck tires and not those cheap ST tires. I can use my trailer's jacks to raise the tire off the ground or a 16 ton bottle jack I carry. I don't worry about a lug wrench as I use a battery operated hammer wrench that removes lug nuts with ease. The only tire issue I've ever had was a blowout on my truck due to a failed valve stem. Other than that, my trailer tires have been trouble free.


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azdryheat wrote:

A tire blowout on my trailer is something I don't worry about because I run truck tires and not those cheap ST tires. I can use my trailer's jacks to raise the tire off the ground or a 16 ton bottle jack I carry. I don't worry about a lug wrench as I use a battery operated hammer wrench that removes lug nuts with ease. The only tire issue I've ever had was a blowout on my truck due to a failed valve stem. Other than that, my trailer tires have been trouble free.


Thats good for you , but some dont have the option of getting truck tires. Or have jacks on there trailor that can lift it. I have a bottle jack , lol!


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JRscooby wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:



Don't forget a pair of jack stands {or at least one} unless you are willing to bet your life and limbs on your jack and the surface it sits on.

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Over the years I have changed a lot of tires, on many vehicles. Other using some jacks with some vehicles, I have never had to get under to change a tire. And doing a lot of other work, I have set many vehicles on stands. Could never do that without at least reaching under the vehicle. IMHO, for a tire change, a stand increases not reduces the danger.


They are also known as safety stands for the folks who don't know jack... [emoticon]

You assume everyone has a tandem axle trailer and I can assure you those of us with a single axle trailer need to use one for obvious reasons. A tandem axle trailer has the support of the non flat tire, true that but... You still need to jack the trailer up about 4 - 6" just to be able get the spare back on and if that jack fails you could end up with the nick name "lefty".

I can shove my jack/safety stand under the frame without crawling under, a piece of 2 X 6" works fine for that. If the ground gives or the jack fails the frame rests securely on the stand.
I'm not a fan of using leveling jacks to lift any trailer but that is just me... they are not engineered/designed to do it but will in a pinch... which is what you just might get if something goes south.

When you get free advice {most of what you find here on the Forum} you do indeed get what you paid for so take or leave it.

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Don't forget to get the torque wrench on those lug nuts asap if you have not already done so.

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