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Old 05-16-2016, 09:09 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone here has ever used this product?

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If for now your trailer is going to be doing more sitting in the back yard than travelling, is something like this needed? If so, it seems like a pretty simple solution.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:20 AM   #2
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In my opinion, they would be a total waste of time, and could even cause damage to the axles. I have never raised tires off the ground while in storage, and have never had a single issue because of this.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback Jim. I have a friend who keeps his camper up on jack stands anytime it is not in use, and gives his tires a spin anytime he happens to walk by. I was just curious what, if anything at all, others do.
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Raising the tires off the ground has been discussed a bit before, and I know a couple folks like the idea, but the vast majority do not do it. Maybe because of the hassle, or maybe like my that think it unnecessary?
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After replacing tires due to bubble on my last trailer I do see the benefit of raising and turning the wheels when in storage. I did do it one year but find it way more hassle then I'm willing to do.

On the other hand these would be nice come time to rotate the tires and so forth, I'd still opt to put jack stands under it. To me jacking up the trailer is the biggest hassle of the job. Don't think I'd want to be the first one to try it with a fifth wheel.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:23 AM   #6
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I'd prefer my old jack stands. Dexter says that a trailer should never be jacked up via the axle, so that in itself would make me stay away from these.
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After replacing tires due to bubble on my last trailer...
Bob, you have my curiosity piqued. Was extended parking on the tires the cause of these bubbles for sure, and do you have any photos? I have heard others complain of problems from overwintering without support, but I have never seen it on any of dozens of trailers. Could climate play a role?

I have heard it said it was more of a requirement in days past with bias ply tires, than it is now with radial tires.
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If you don't jack the trailer by the axle I imagine it has to be jacked by the frame. How tall of a hydraulic jack do you need? We are picking up a 19 in July and I had a nice scissor jack I was planing on using. Bad Idea?
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A scissor jack can work just fine, but you may need to put something under it to get it high enough. I used the jack from our, then, Tacoma when I had a flat on the highway. I put it on a stack of my "lego block" leveling blocks to get it high enough. I also put down the trailer's stabilizing jack for added stability while changing the tire. (But our 17B has full scissor leveling jacks)
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If you don't jack the trailer by the axle I imagine it has to be jacked by the frame. How tall of a hydraulic jack do you need? We are picking up a 19 in July and I had a nice scissor jack I was planing on using. Bad Idea?
For changing tire or servicing bearings on a 19 nothing better or easier:
http://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Aid-Ta...ywords=RV+Jack
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