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Old 02-29-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Best type of trailer aid for fixing flats?

Is a trailer aid a good idea for fixing flats? If so, I noticed that there is a "Trailer Aid Plus" that raises the flat tire an extra inch (to 5 and a half inches). Any drawbacks that you know of?
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About the only "drawback" is that it doesn't work on single axle trailers.

I've had one for years and use it for many purposes. Fortunately, I've never had to use it to change a flat tire.

I also bought the "Camco tire changing tool" that helps lift the tire off the ground. Some of those trailer tires can get very heavy and this helps a lot. Amazon has them for about $21.
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Is a trailer aid a good idea for fixing flats? If so, I noticed that there is a "Trailer Aid Plus" that raises the flat tire an extra inch (to 5 and a half inches). Any drawbacks that you know of?

Most of us carry one. Plus a small bottle jack to finish lifting the axle if the aid doesn't get it off the ground far enough to change the flat.
Just be advised---they don't recommend using a jack under the axle.
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I have a sunset trail 300bh. On the crossroadroads trailers, at least on mine, the spacing between the axles is quite wide. When you drive up on a standard trailer aid, at least with mine, there is so much droop of the second axle the dependent tire may not clear the ground. I think the trailer aid plus with the additional 1 inch of lift would be the way to go.
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I used Gorilla ramps from the auto parts store. work great even on wide stance axles and a lot cheaper than trailer aid plus.
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