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dfmaus
07-22-2013, 09:30 AM
First time for me, and of course, happened on highway at 70 mph, 11 pm, nowhere to pull over for 2 miles. Fortunately, I have older metal fenders so no visible damage. I think it may have knocked out out the side running lights, but everything else electrical was fine.

Tip: Make sure you have a tire iron that fits your trailer lug nuts - I didn't, and the one in my wife's car was slightly oversized, had to call a friend to bring out a socket that would fit it. Fortunately not too far from home, and I had made sure the spare had air before I left.

Thank god for dual axle trailers and good friends!

I am replacing the cheap tires with Maxxis today - No cracking or unusual wear on the existing tires though. Also buying a 4 way! :)

Hrkdrivr
07-22-2013, 09:42 AM
Nice work...sorry! Welcome to the club! Glad nobody got hurt...

What kind of tire?

TxsRiverRat
07-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Question for you single axle guys... When i've gotten a flat, my axle's ended up on the ground...

What have you git to life the axle up high enough to get the jack under it?

thatsmrmastercraft
07-22-2013, 11:00 AM
Question for you single axle guys... When i've gotten a flat, my axle's ended up on the ground...

What have you git to life the axle up high enough to get the jack under it?

Best solution is a small floor jack that you have tested at home to fit under the axle when the tire is flat, and will lift high enough to fit inflated tire on.

Ski-me
07-22-2013, 11:40 AM
A friend told me about just screwing a few 2x4's or 2x6's together so that you create a small ramp to get the trailer axle high enough for a jack to fit. Would also work for double axle too.....

LittleFuss
07-22-2013, 10:24 PM
yeah I figured out the lug nut thing a while back when I went to work on the brakes. I keep a 4 way in my truck now.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-22-2013, 10:30 PM
I sell these to a lot of my customers. The deep thin-wall sockets work well with aftermarket wheels.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/accessories/product_images/gor_wrench_1721.jpg

mikeg205
07-22-2013, 10:50 PM
I sell these to a lot of my customers. The deep thin-wall sockets work well with aftermarket wheels.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/accessories/product_images/gor_wrench_1721.jpg

I have this... :)

thatsmrmastercraft
07-22-2013, 10:51 PM
I have this... :)

They work great and don't take much space.

jschildm
07-23-2013, 02:16 PM
Question for you single axle guys... When i've gotten a flat, my axle's ended up on the ground...

What have you git to life the axle up high enough to get the jack under it?

When I travel more than the 2 miles from the storage unit to the lake we usually go to, I bring a floor jack and a battery impact wrench. Also a block or two of wood also comes in handy. Last flat on the trailer (single axle) took about 7 minutes and we were back on the road.

My family has a tendency to have large quantities of bad luck though, so I carry almost enough tools to fix about anything shy of a major catastrophe.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-23-2013, 02:45 PM
My neighbor just asked me if the spare tire on their camper trailer is still good.

It's been covered and it's 15 years old. http://www.7thgenhonda.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gif http://www.7thgenhonda.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gif http://www.7thgenhonda.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gif

93Prostar190
07-23-2013, 03:04 PM
+1 on the gorilla wrench, I just bought 5 brand new Maxxis tires to replace the Marathons that came on my 2008 trailer.

I did not have an issue with the Marathons but I also checked tire pressure and stored indoors.

Even with that I felt better with a pro-active replacement.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-23-2013, 03:15 PM
+1 on the gorilla wrench, I just bought 5 brand new Maxxis tires to replace the Marathons that came on my 2008 trailer.

I did not have an issue with the Marathons but I also checked tire pressure and stored indoors.

Even with that I felt better with a pro-active replacement.

Good choice. Now you can pull the trailer without the feeling of impending doom.