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Old 05-04-2014, 06:38 AM   #1
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our fifth wheel has been setting for years and i suspect i need new tires. what kind of jack do you folks use and where is the jacking points on a 20 ft coachman unit? what kind of tires are recommended? any info is appreciated. the rebuild is getting about half done.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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JMHO. I would not buy tires till your ready to move the RV, if they are holding air.
You want tires that are rated for trailer use of the same or higher load rating than what came original equipment on the trailer.
When jacking up my 5ers, I always placed the jack under the spring mount plate, floor or bottle jack, anywhere else on the axle you run the risk of bending the axle and throwing the alignment out.
If you want to take all the wheels off at once , to go for replacements , support the trailer frame as close to the spring mounts as possible, that's the place designed to carry the weight.

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I just replaced all four tires on my fiver. I jacked up the trailer right behind the rear spring mount and it lifted the whole side with no problem. Make sure you put jack stands or blocks under the axles as close to the spring Ubolts as you can. Then you can pull all the wheels and put new tires on. For a place to get tires reasonably, I suggest Cheap Tires Online | Find the Best Deals on Tires | SimpleTire.com. I bought Maxxis tires there for under $100 each to my door.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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thanks guys for the info. i'm new to this 5th wheel stuff and need all the help i can get. i don't have the equipt to break down the tires myself so i'll probably have to find a tire dealer to get the new tires mounted.
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