Originally Posted by Lloyd
You might want to consult your owners manual about how or how not to raise your rig for changing tires.
Unless it has changed, they don't recommend placing a jack under the axle to raise the trailer.
Some here on the forum are using a trailer aid, and if that doesn't get it up high enough to change the tires, then take the last little bit with a bottle jack.
Seems as tho the side walls on the axles are pretty thin.
Agree with Lloyd on using care with jacks. I have several 2x6's I've cut to roll up on with the good tires, raising the flat tire high enough to gain clearance. I do also carry an aluminum 1 1/2 ton jack to raise that axle higher if necessary. Always picking up from under the u-bolts, never the axle tube.
As also noted, lots of debate on tire types, ST vs LT. I recently replaced all 6 tires with an ST, e-rated tire after the old ones reached almost 7 years old.
Makes it hard to drive when all you think about is a possible blow out with older tires. Feel much better now.
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2007 F-250 PSD, SW, CC, LB, 2WD
2006 TF32SS Cross Terrain Toy Hauler (sold)
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