Roll 'n' rock trailer jack
So you’ve thought ahead and bought a spare tire for your
trailer—good so far. But if you think you can just use your
car jack to do the heavy lifting, think again. Most car jacks
won’t raise the trailer high enough, and hydraulic jacks are
heavy and take up a lot of space. That’s why these special
lightweight jacks really come in handy.
The wedge-shaped aluminum EZ Jack (about $80 from cabelas.com) is perfect for trailers with tandem wheels. First, loosen
the lug nuts on the flat tire first. Then wedge the EZ Jack
under the good front tire and pull the entire trailer forward
(or place it on the back wheel and drive backward if it’s
a flat front tire). Then chock the opposite side. Swap out
the tires, then toss the lightweight jack (9 lbs.) back in your
truck and you’re good to go.
Roll 'n' Rock Tandem Trailer Jack
No lifting! Simply back the trailer onto the jack.
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Easy Lift Jack for single-axle trailer
The Easy Lift Jack (available through our affiliation with amazon.com about $32) is
perfect for boat and utility trailers (up
to 2 tons). First, loosen the lug nuts
on the flat tire. Then match up
the cutout portion on the jack
to the trailer axle. Wedge the
teeth along the circular edge
into the road and pull the
trailer forward. Expect
some skidding until it
bites into the road surface.
Once it’s raised,
block the other wheel
with a wheel chock
and swap the tires.
Close-up of Easy Lift Jack
Easy Lift Jack for Single-Axle Trailer
Set the jack under the axle and pull the trailer forward.