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Travel Trailer Easy Tire Chage

Updated on October 15, 2013

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Leveling blocks to use instead of wood

If you are looking for something that will last forever, go plastic. These are just a few of a long line of accessories to help level your travel trailer while setting up camp at a new site, or as the videos suggests, help you change a flat or damaged tire.

Tongue Stand

If you dislike the metal Tongue Stand that I used in this video, plastic ones are easily available and will not corrode or rust. In terms of towing, lighter is always better, and plastic weighs considerably less than anything metal.

Stabilizer Jacks

A invaluable time saving socket is to the right. It can be attached to any drill and make quick work of any manual stabilizer jack, if you do not already have power jacks.

Safety First!!

After you move the travel trailer into position onto the pieces of wood or plastic levelers, ALWAYS brace the tires so that the travel trailer will not move as you disconnect it from the towing vehicle!!

Tandem Double Axle Travel Trailer

**THIS METHOD WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU HAVE A TANDEM DOUBLE AXLE TRAVEL TRAILER. OTHERWISE, I SUGGEST YOU CALL AAA!**

Tandem axle Travel Trailer
Tandem axle Travel Trailer

Instructions

  • Leave the Travel Trailer attached to the towing vehicle
  • Place your pieces of wood behind the last tire on a double axles Travel Trailer
  • Check behind the Travel Trailer for adults, children or pets. Safety first!
  • Roll backwards in the towing vehicle, only putting the last axle onto the boards or level blocks.
  • Chock the tires with chock blocks to prevent the Travel Trailer from rolling away, especially if you are on anything other than a perfectly flat surface. (literally impossible)
  • Break loose the lugs on the bad tire you intend to replace.
  • Disconnect the Travel Trailer from the towing vehicle
  • Crank the tongue jack in the direction needed to RAISE the tongue higher than the hitch on the truck. This lift should also lift the FRONT axle of the Travel Trailer.(If a REAR axle tire needed to be changed you would roll the Travel Trailer FORWARDS, and ONTO the leveling blocks or boards, and then crank the Tongue jack in the direction needed to make the Travel Trailer go DOWN to therefore LIFT the rear axle tires.)
  • Finish taking off the previously loosened lug nuts.
  • Retrieve spare tire from the back of the camper or it's otherwise location.
  • Replace new, undamaged spare tire onto the hub of the damaged, removed primary tire.
  • Repeat all of the previous steps in these instructions, in the reverse order as the video shows.

Travel Trailers

Any type of recreational vehicle does take it's share of wear and tear, but that just goes along with the program. The fun and happiness that they provide you and your family is invaluable in my opinion. I will gladly go through small difficulties like the above problem just to spend time with my family at lakes, beaches and in the deep forest of the blue ridge mountains. These are times and moments that we are not always guaranteed, and we should not take them for granted.

Think of it this way: You could be sitting at home on the couch this weekend, watching yet another baseball, football game, or cars going in circles around a track. Wouldn't you rather be outside, one with nature on a hike, and taking in the sights and sounds of real life, happening right outside that door?? I would!

Be safe friends!

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