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Old 06-14-2016, 08:51 AM   #41
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In a pinch The same can be done with a few 2by6 "s This Anderson tool only works with Tandem axle trailers .
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:01 AM   #42
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I like the Andersen Rapid Jack, but $50 for it versus $35 for the Trailer Aid Plus, I would probably go with the latter.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:07 AM   #43
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I've also already got the trailer aid and it has worked for adjusting brakes already. Can't justify the cost for the Anderson, although it seems like they've made it into a "multiple use" tool. I love the regular Anderson levelers though!
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:38 AM   #44
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The Trailer-Aid (and no doubt the Rapid Jack) work great. I use my T-A when I repack the bearings. Works great. If I have room once set up, I am going to bring it along in the trailer. Otherwise, I know my truck jack will work if needed.
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FWIW, thankfully, I haven't had to change a tire on my 19 (yet). But when I removed the spare for the first time to clean and wax behind it, I learned that it was torqued on so tightly, I broke a 6" 3/8 extension using a breaker bar trying to remove one of the nuts. Took a 1/2" wrench with a 6" extension using a breaker bar with a length of pipe on the end to get it loose. Lesson learned: take the lug nuts off before you go on a trip and relighted them to a reasonable torque that yo can deal with on the road.
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But when I removed the spare for the first time to clean and wax behind it, I learned that it was torqued on so tightly, I broke a 6" 3/8 extension using a breaker bar trying to remove one of the nuts. Took a 1/2" wrench with a 6" extension using a breaker bar with a length of pipe on the end to get it loose.
It would not occur to me to use 3/8" drive tools to loosen or tighten wheel nuts, although this light stuff can be handy for spinning the nuts on or off before final tightening or loosening with 1/2" drive tools. I guess high torque wasn't expected on the spare, and the person who put it on wasn't thinking that correct torque was required.

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BLesson learned: take the lug nuts off before you go on a trip and relighted them to a reasonable torque that yo can deal with on the road.
I guess that was supposed to be "retighten" - autocorrect strikes again.
I agree with the idea of getting the nuts torqued correctly before use, which might not be as tight as someone else put them on earlier. This applies to all the wheels, not just the spare, although of course the nuts holding the spare don't need to nearly as tight for safe use.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:37 PM   #47
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Eric Thompson will set your spare tire torque to 62.5 ft lbs. won't you Eric? And he can even do that with an end wench, he's that good.
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Eric Thompson will set your spare tire torque to 62.5 ft lbs. won't you Eric? And he can even do that with an end wench, he's that good.
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Well of course, box end, otherwise you got what we
Always called a knuckle buster. And remember when people used to ask if you had power steering and you answered "Armstrong"'?. And a common malady was described as a broken muffler belt? And the definitions of what F O R D stood for?
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And all adjustable wrenches were called Crescent wrenches? My old man always told the story of his first machinist job. The boss found a "crescent" wrench in his tool box and welded it to the bottom of the box.

And there were also Ford wrenches, if you're really old...
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