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Old 08-27-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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I'm considering a 6 ton bottle jack or a tire lift aid Plus to lift the wheel. I'm also looking at a Ryobi 18v or similar de Walt battery power for the lug nuts, keeping a 1/2 inch breaker bar handy since 140 FPT is recommended for my 2013 Sunset
I'd like your ideas.

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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I always have a bottle jack and 4-way wrench in my truck. I don't usually bring a torque wrench with me. If I have to change the tire on the side of the road I would just crank them real tight then re-torque at home.

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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I carry the standard Trailer Aid and a 12t bottle jack plus the normal 4-way wrench, large size, not stubby. On my last trailer with the Trail-Air suspension the standard Trailer Aid would just barely get the back tire off the ground. Were I to buy again I would get the taller version. I tried the 6t jack and it just didn't like the weight. (Wally World Special)

I haven't tried on my new trailer, may I never have to.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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12 ton bottle jack, 24" - 1/2" breaker bar and socket. That's it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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Bottle Jack, breaker bar, and a couple of pieces of 2 by 4 - and 1 piece of 4 by 4 about 8 inches long. The wood is for adding height, and placing between the jack head and the axle....



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Old 08-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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I am going to have to get a breaker bar. I tried with a socket wrench and a cheater bar and they didn't even budge. You cant use a four way or traditional lug nut wrench (on mine anyway). A thin walled socket is the only thing I have found that will fit!
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I'm considering a 6 ton bottle jack or a tire lift aid Plus to lift the wheel. I'm also looking at a Ryobi 18v or similar de Walt battery power for the lug nuts, keeping a 1/2 inch breaker bar handy since 140 FPT is recommended for my 2013 Sunset
I'd like your ideas.

Thanks,
I don't think a 6 ton bottle jack will cut the mustard. I've got an 8 ton and it's not big enough. I carry a 20 ton, and a trailer aid.
I can't hardly believe they recommend 140# of torque for your rig. I torque to 80#. I think you will be stretching, or stripping the threads.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #9
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I agree 140# sounds to high. I set mine at 95#
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