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Old 03-24-2015, 01:26 AM   #1
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Can I use the trailor aid product for my 19 escape?
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:30 AM   #2
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What is it?
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:34 AM   #3
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It is something you drive on or back up on to change a tire
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:45 AM   #4
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Would probably work if you have double axel we use them for horse trailers.
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I have carried mine for over 10,000 miles and never needed it, but I would never leave home without it!!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:22 AM   #6
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Used my neighbors on the 5.0TA last year, works well if you have room for it, kind of a bulky thing.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:23 AM   #7
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Yes, it is at the bottom in the front storage box
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:52 AM   #8
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I bought one for Ten Forward. I hope it's the best investment I never have to use!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:17 AM   #9
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I'm curious also! What is a "trailer aid" ? Is this going to be one more item I should buy before the camping season?

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Old 03-24-2015, 09:34 AM   #10
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This is a good reminder. I have meant to get one for a while now. Not sure I would bother taking it with me on the road as they are a bit bulky, and I have a jack should I need to change a tire (but never have in 6 years), but it would be way faster for doing the bearings and brakes. I will be doing the bearings this spring.

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I used my Trailer Aid Plus (1" taller than the standard Trailer Aid) to adjust the brakes on our Escape 21.

Worked fine, details here. I think the suspension on the 19 is similar enough that it would for you too.
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I will be doing the bearings this spring.

Perhaps a live demonstration at the rally for the newbies?
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Reace have a dry demonstration at the first rally, using a Bearing Buddy. I bet he could be talked into doing one again.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:29 PM   #14
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I previously posted questioning using it after a Dexter tech said he didn't like using them. Didn't say not to though. Did some research and decided to keep it. It is great for brake adjustments. Used it on our last trip to level up when I needed some extra height. You don't need the Plus model though for a 21. I only have to ramp up half-way to get the other wheel off the ground.
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Can't the Anderson Leveler do the same thing? Should we ever (let's hope never) have to change a tire on the 19', we're thinking we'd use them ...
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Thanks once again for all the info from all the good people on this forum.
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Can't the Anderson Leveler do the same thing? Should we ever (let's hope never) have to change a tire on the 19', we're thinking we'd use them ...
If it gets it high enough, the Trailer Aid is 4.5" or 5.5" high compared to 4" for the Andersons. I'll try it out if the snow melts this year.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:32 PM   #18
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I'm curious also! What is a "trailer aid" ? Is this going to be one more item I should buy before the camping season?

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Save your money Larry. Only works on tandem axles. See, that was easy!
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Anderson levelor on a 1 inch block of wood should work.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:00 PM   #20
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The trailer aid devices work very well and you do not have to modify them; cut, bevel etc.
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