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Old 03-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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I bought the four-way lug wrench in Chilliwack because nothing came with the trailer, and there wasn't a "single" 13/16" available at Canadian Tire at the moment. It's a folding model, so doesn't really take up much more room than a single, and who knows when you might need to be a Good Samaritan with another traveler lacking one.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #12
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Another thought, I had decorative chrome lug nuts on our previous trailer. If you have the aluminum wheels with decorative lug nuts you MAY need a deep socket 13/16" to get it to fit and be able to apply enough force to remove them. I found that a standard wrench sat on the top and wanted to slip off when applying force. Just something those with aluminum wheels need to check. The steel wheels have smaller lug nuts and a standard wrench should work.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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I ushually keep my Ingersol Rand 20V 1/2" impact gun and sockets with me in the truck. I did have to change a tire on our old trailer on the side of highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton a few years back and I was glad I had it with me. It made the tire swap nice and quick. As long as the trailer is hooked to the truck a bottle jack on a piece of wood is pretty safe for a quick tire change, I wouldn't be working under the trailer supported that way though.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #14
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I have yet to have a flat in 4 years, knock on wood. I have checked, and can either use my Lynx Blocks to drive one tire up on to, or though not ideal, can make the jack out of my Pilot work too. I also do carry an appropriately sized socket and swing arm for lug nut removal. I do refrain from carrying too much other weight though, so no additional jack for me.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
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I've checked my chrome lug nuts with my torque wrench recently and used a regular (not deep well) 13/16" socket. It worked fine.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #16
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Here is a single axle jack Cabela's: Quick-Change Trailer Jack
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #17
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Here is a single axle jack Cabela's: Quick-Change Trailer Jack
I wonder if this can be used on the Escape axle since you are suppose to jack on the frame next to the axle, but not on the axle itself.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #18
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Here is a single axle jack Cabela's: Quick-Change Trailer Jack
I agree with Jon - I would be very cautious about using one of the wedge-type devices against the crosstube of a Torflex suspension.
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I also do carry an appropriately sized socket and swing arm for lug nut removal.
Same here - deep socket and 1/2" drive flex handle. By carrying a socket to fit the van as well, the wheel nuts for the tug are more easily handled (than with the stock wrench) if needed, too.
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I now have GoodSam road hazard insurance and a plethora of tools. I feel if I buy it, I'll never need to use it, but if I did not have one, I would end up needing it. It's like insurance. I had a flat in the middle of nowhere with no cell coverage and believe me, I was not worried about bending an axle or my warranty, all I wanted was to change my tire and get the he## out of there.
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