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Old 11-18-2015, 07:24 AM   #1
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Trailer-Aid performance?

Has anyone here had success raising the wheel on their wide stance axle trailer using a Trailer-Aid? I purchased one (the taller, yellow one) from the dealer with assurances that it would work, and it doesn't get enough clearance. If using one, do you add a board underneath? do you still need to jack lift the axle of the wheel you are trying to lift, even if using the Trailer-Aid?

If the Trailer Aid won't work, it is still unclear to me what the best way to jack up the trailer is-jack up under the axle or frame?
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:49 AM   #2
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Do not use the axle as the are to thin and could bend.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:33 AM   #3
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Andersen Rapid Jack is what I got. It has 1 inch higher than the Trailer aid Plus. I have not had a chance to use it but they said it will work. Andersen Rapid Jack Andersen Wheel Chocks AM3620
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:20 AM   #4
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The manual that came with my trailer explicitly states do not jack on the axle or any of the suspension parts.

I have a 1/4 inch plate that is about 8 inches by 3 inches that I use between a 12 ton bottle jack and the frame.

I use the Lego leveling blocks under the jack to get the height I need to reach the frame.

Also I never jack the trailer unless it is hitched to my truck with parking brakes set on the truck.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #5
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The manual that came with my trailer explicitly states do not jack on the axle or any of the suspension parts.

I have a 1/4 inch plate that is about 8 inches by 3 inches that I use between a 12 ton bottle jack and the frame.

I use the Lego leveling blocks under the jack to get the height I need to reach the frame.

Also I never jack the trailer unless it is hitched to my truck with parking brakes set on the truck.
I also use a 1/4 inch plate between the bottle jack and frame. Seems the safest method m
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:20 AM   #6
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Guess I'll be getting a bottle jack.

It is interesting that no one has reported they have had one of the ramp systems to actually lift the tire. I think the design of the spread axle system prevents it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:32 AM   #7
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Next time I get mine out I will try the rapid Jack to see if that will lift it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:27 PM   #8
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The trailer aid did not work on my zinger or my fiver.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:16 AM   #9
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They make a trailer aid plus for extended axles, however I have found the gorilla truck ramps work just as good and you can get a set from the automotive store cheaper

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Old 11-22-2015, 07:29 AM   #10
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I don't think the Plus will work with the wide stance axles, it only provides an extra 1" lift for a total 5 1/2" lift.
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