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Old 03-30-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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r Pod tire change

Alright folks, I got thinking the other day while traveling with my r Pod trailer. What happens if I get a flat and where do I put the jack? It was funny that the trailer comes with a spare tire, but no jack or wrench. I was told my the dealer to call AAA. I know I can also call RV specific services. I am told that the axle is a torsion axle. When I learned how to drive I was taught how to use a bumper jack (shows my age) and a hydraulic jack under the axle. Yes i prefer to use AAA, but one can not alway do so. So, what do I use and where do i put the jack?

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:12 PM   #2
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Use your jack out of the tow vehicle. Place it under the frame of the trailer if possible. May have to carry a few boards to space it up enough to get it real close to frame. Usually torsion axles have a good bit of travel so may take most of the jack extension to clear ground. Loosen your lug nuts before you jack or the wheel will just free spin. Ask me how I know to use truck jack.

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