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Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing #14459250 08/25/22 06:52 PM
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As stated in above tittle, should trailer be unhitched to change flat tire on rear axle?

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Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459257 08/25/22 06:56 PM
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I would unhook the trailer. No since in taking an undo risk. The truck should be as stable as you can make it for safeties sake, and a trailer wobbling on the hitch ain’t the best idea.


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Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14459274 08/25/22 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I would unhook the trailer. No since in taking an undo risk. The truck should be as stable as you can make it for safeties sake, and a trailer wobbling on the hitch ain’t the best idea.


Steez, I am sure you mean you would NOT unhook the trailer.

Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459279 08/25/22 07:12 PM
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Hell no don't unhook the trailer, Get the hydraulic jack and 4 way out and change tire in less then ten minutes and get to going down the road.
It's NOT rocket science

Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459282 08/25/22 07:12 PM
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If you can safely unhook the trailer and leave it sit while you change the tire, this is a good option. Otherwise, leave it connected but be mindful of the extended pivot the trailer adds caused by center of balance.

Most places I've had to change a tire were uneven or sloped, so I think a trailer would be left connected.

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Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459284 08/25/22 07:13 PM
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I carry a heavy duty hydraulic jack so I personally would not unhook…. On a less than ideal surface with a bottle jack could be a different story.




Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: Ranger1] #14459392 08/25/22 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ranger1
Hell no don't unhook the trailer, Get the hydraulic jack and 4 way out and change tire in less then ten minutes and get to going down the road.
It's NOT rocket science

This^^^^ no need in making it more difficult.

Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459484 08/25/22 09:43 PM
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Hell I’m just impressed that all y’all have spares, I usually just run mine on the rim to the first tire place I find.

Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459521 08/25/22 10:16 PM
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Leave hooked and move on. I've done it several times.

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Originally Posted by bassnman
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I would unhook the trailer. No since in taking an undo risk. The truck should be as stable as you can make it for safeties sake, and a trailer wobbling on the hitch ain’t the best idea.


Steez, I am sure you mean you would NOT unhook the trailer.


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Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: Hulapoppin] #14459536 08/25/22 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Hulapoppin
Hell I’m just impressed that all y’all have spares, I usually just run mine on the rim to the first tire place I find.



some of us ain't big ballers.

ya know? grin


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Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: T21x] #14459539 08/25/22 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by T21x
Leave hooked and move on. I've done it several times.



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I carry a lopro 6 ton floor jack in the truck, trailer or truck, they stay together. your hitch should be in the center which is the pivot point for the jack, boat will not influence it either way.


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Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459702 08/26/22 01:50 AM
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I don't understand some of the questions on here. Jack the truck and change the tire. Why over think things

Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14459920 08/26/22 12:56 PM
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I can see it now..... had a flat, pulled over, boat is in a ravine cause when he unhooked it it rolled down the ravine. but hey.... it made it easier for the 4 ton hydraulic jack to jack up said flat tire.

Re: Tow Vehicle goes Flat while Towing [Re: El Skeeter] #14460126 08/26/22 04:24 PM
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Weird timing as I had this happen a week ago to me. I carry a plug kit and a portable air compressor that can run off the battery. Just plugged the hole, re-inflated and away I went. Of course it was a hole that could be plugged. If I had to get the spare and lift the axel there is no doubt that I would unhook the boat.

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