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Old 11-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Tire changing

Has anyone had to change a tire on a 19ft. escape? Any particular jack ,location placement, and other pointers to consider?
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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Just back or pull the good tire up and onto 3" of blocks or use a devise such as
Amazon.com: Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp: Automotive
to raise the tires. And yes, the tire ramp works.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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Don't forget to loosen the nuts on the flat tire before you elevate it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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I have not, but you have the option of
  1. Running the good tire up on a ramp to leave the one to be changed hanging in the air about 3 inches of ramp required), or
  2. Lifting the trailer by jacking.

If jacking, the frame behind - but as close as possible to - the trailing (rearward) wheel is the preferred location. There have been previous discussions of jacking points and techniques in this forum.

Yes, loosen the nuts before all of the load is off of the wheel (so it doesn't turn), unless you are using an impact wrench; however, just barely loosen, don't remove them or even back them off significantly.

Of course, you should chock the opposite side tires.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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I was told by one of our local tire shops that the best jacking point is between the two axles, slightly toward the rear one. That's where I put the jack stands for storing the trailer over winter. If this is wrong, I need to know now before we get more snow and I can no longer get to the trailer

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Old 11-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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From Escape trailers concerning the lift point:
On the lower frame section behind the rear axle.

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Old 11-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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I was told by one of our local tire shops that the best jacking point is between the two axles, slightly toward the rear one.
That's good too and structurally even better - if you can readily reach in there with a jack. It depends on the jack. I would just keep it closer to the trailing (rear) wheel centre - as you said - so that the tongue carries a little more load than normal, rather than a little less... for stability. Since current Escapes (this will change with the new 5.0) have Torflex suspensions, there's no suspension in the way in this area.

With the Escape frame, a point behind the rear wheel is likely to be into the stepped-up part of the frame, so you would need to reach somewhat forward to catch the end of the main (lower) frame rail. In the current 19' and all 21', the stepped-up part is smaller steel tubing than the main rail tubing... one reason the between-the-wheels position is better structurally (it will definitely be on the lower/larger frame rail).
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