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Old 09-27-2016, 04:06 PM   #21
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I had a flat with my 21' Escape last year on the way to Alf's Niagara Rally. I stopped for gas right before New York border and found my curb side front tire flat. In addition all the wheel lugs were loose as I must have been riding on it for awhile. I used the plastic Trailer Aid to change my spare, plugged the tire, aired it up and continued to the rally. Made me realize to remember to purchase 5 matching wheels on my next Escape.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:12 PM   #22
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what's the "plastic trailer aid"?
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:15 PM   #23
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what's the "plastic trailer aid"?
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It's a ramp for changing tires on a Tandem Axle trailer. The good tire goes on the ramp, and the one needing changing just hangs. Easier than a jack for some.

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Old 09-27-2016, 04:16 PM   #25
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Found this from Trailer Life; seems fairly comprehensive:

Trailer Tires 101
That one is not bad. They do say "Trailer tires have no speed rating." This is no longer true: most ST tires have no explicit speed rating, but some now do (using the same index system as other types). If there is no speed rating shown, they default to 65 mph at normal load limit, and higher speeds at lower loads if sufficiently inflated (as mentioned earlier).
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:56 PM   #26
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Love that Trailer Aid to do brake adjustments with. Used it 2-3 times this trip for a little extra help leveling side-to side. Would use the regular ramp on the other wheel for support but got the lift I needed. I place it on its side in the front box with an office supply plastic file box on top with my tools inside.
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