Changing Trailer Tire - OK to leave Trailer on Trailer Aid for a Few Hours?
I have a mysterious slice in the rear tire on my trailer. I have removed the tire so that I can take it to my tire people. It is very hot here and it seems that putting the spare on by myself is going to take me a while since I also have to take off the cover that goes in the center of the original tire, and the cover seems to be stuck. Would it be okay to leave the trailer up on the Trailer Aid lift while I take the damaged tire to the repair shop? They will be able to get the cover off the original tire and put it onto the spare for me. I estimate this will take me about 90 minutes to 2 hours before I can get back here to put a tire back onto the trailer (the sun will be down by then, too!).
Just am not sure if I will do any damage to the front trailer tire if it sits on the Trailer Aid lift for about 2 - 2 1/2 hours total (already been on it for 30 minutes). If it makes any difference, this is a 3 horse slant with weekender living quarters.
Last edited by SCM1959; Oct. 21, 2009 at 04:05 PM.
No problem for a couple of days. Some tires will take a slight set in the sidewall and belts. Just as if you parked the trailer for a week. But it will work out in a mile or two of travel. You won't notice it at all.
Only issue you might have, is the ground compacting under the trailer-aid. Then you'll have a hard time getting the tire back on. The solution is a jack to lift the trailer a little bit.