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ourx15
02-04-2013, 07:36 PM
I have a 2012 low profile trailer with 18" rims. Just wondering if they are supposed to come with a jack or wrenches to change a tire?

Hecker
02-04-2013, 09:26 PM
I never got one anything with mine, not even the Allen key required to get at my lug nuts.

Cloaked
02-04-2013, 09:29 PM
Didn't get any accessories with any trailer that I have ever owned.

Floor jack and a 4-way lug wrench. Don't leave home without them...

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GoneBoatN
02-05-2013, 09:52 AM
Yep, you are going to have to source the jack and wrench. Most likely even a spare tire if you don't have one.

If you got a tandem then one of these may be handy http://www.rvpartsmarket.com/Camco-Trailer-Aid-Lift-Yellow-21_p_2601.html to change a tire. Still need a jack in case both tires get taken out by road debris.

Sodar
02-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Consider going to Harbor Freight and building an "oh crap" trailer toolbox. I bought a bottle jack, some inexpensive tools, gloves, ratchet tie downs, headlamp and anything else I could think of. Then I went and got a spare set of bearings, seals, oil/grease, some anti-seize, brake fluid and a few 4x4 blocks. This toolkit is about the only thing I never tow without. I've yet to use it, but I guarantee that the first time I leave it at home, I will need it. It's just science! ;)

GoneBoatN
02-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Consider going to Harbor Freight and building an "oh crap" trailer toolbox. I bought a bottle jack, some inexpensive tools, gloves, ratchet tie downs, headlamp and anything else I could think of. Then I went and got a spare set of bearings, seals, oil/grease, some anti-seize, brake fluid and a few 4x4 blocks. This toolkit is about the only thing I never tow without. I've yet to use it, but I guarantee that the first time I leave it at home, I will need it. It's just science! ;)

I have basically the same thing. When I winterize or do other work on the boat/trailer those tools come out of and go into the "basic" boat tool box. That box goes where the boat goes.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-05-2013, 01:52 PM
Another aspect of this is to actually go through the motions of changing a tire in your driveway to make sure everything works out. Any of the high end or aftermarket wheels won't accept a cross-type lug wrench and may only accept a thin wall socket. Also knowing proper jack placement ahead of time is well worth knowing.

My brother had a spare tire for a trailer for several years without needing it. One day I took a close look at it and the wheel turned out to be a Ford Expedition 6 lug wheel (6x135) which sure as heck isn't going to fit on his 6 lug trailer (6x5.5). Imagine the potential gasket-blowing fit I helped him avoid by catching this before he had a flat on the road.:rolleyes:

ourx15
02-06-2013, 06:55 PM
thanks for the input. I do carry the tools to change it. Just wondering if anyone had tools come with the trailer. Again, thanks.

willyt
02-07-2013, 10:36 AM
I bought a bottle jack,

i originally read this as "a bottle of jack"

that could help when you have trailer issues too.