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SBrooks72

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Posted: 08/01/10 10:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey all, I have a rookie question. How do I change out my tire on my parked toyhauler? It is not hitched up to truck. It is sitting under my RV shed. Where do I put the jack? Should I put it under the frame closest to the bad tire? During detailing it after the last trip, I discovered a bad tire left rear tire. Probably from pivoting during my learning curve of backing it in off the street. Chewed it up pretty good.

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Jack under the axle in question


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I have done it a couple of different ways.....jack under axle between spring u bolts for one tire removal....and while working on the suspension or to rotate tires I used a 5" wood block (cut from a 2x4 to fit frame width) directly behind the rear most spring hanger and lift all three wheels off the ground on one side....making sure that other side is blocked well...


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Posted: 08/02/10 06:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

markie mark wrote:

Jack under the axle in question


Good advise. I would add just make sure the jack is close the the axle U bolt or the U bolt itself on a standard leaf spring suspension. A torsion type suspension is another matter/problem.


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Or just hook it up to the truck and pull it a foot or two with a block under the other tire.


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Just had a couple of tires off mine last week it was un hooked from the truck and it was in my driveway
I made sure that my tires were all chalked and I made sure that I had a jack stand ready to go, I jacked it right behind the tire on the axle and once the tire was free I put the jack stand right next to it lowered the jack but left it under the axle, another thing I did was to lossen the lug nuts while the tire was still on the ground

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Posted: 08/02/10 07:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LowRyter wrote:

BTW, why did Weekend Warrior add a spare and no jack?


They told me it was for liability issues. Apparently wussie RV owners like us aren't qualified to change our own tires, so they want us to call in a pro to get it done.

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Posted: 08/03/10 11:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks guys, it worked out.3 ton jack under axle closest to the wheel as i could get. It will be easier to chg tire while hitched I am sure.
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Posted: 08/02/10 06:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

somebody had dropped some screws in my storage stall. Had two flats (of 4). Used a bottle jack under the axle. Worked fine. Tires still hold air despite the plugs.

BTW, why did Weekend Warrior add a spare and no jack?

Also, cheapo Harbor Freight 12v compressor works OK. But to keep it from blowing a fuse (60-70 lb of air), turn on the compressor BEFORE you connect the air hose to valve stem.


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Posted: 08/04/10 10:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you read your Dexter manual, or any trailer axle manual, they state to NEVER place a jack under the axle or anywhere on the axle tube. You need to use the frame.


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