Flat or blown tires happen to all of us. How well we’re prepared for such a thing that will determine whether or not the day is simply delayed or becomes much worse.
How to Change a Tire on Your Horse Trailer is easy and here’s how we do it.
0:00 How I handle my horse trailer tire travails
1:40 The Tools
5:16 Changing the Tire
7:10 How a dead Greek guy can help loosen a stuck lug nut
8:07 A safer way to lift a trailer
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12 Trailer Safety Checks for every Trip – https://www.trailmeister.com/trailer-maintenance/
9 Tire Changing Tools:
Roadside Triangles – for being seen if you have to change a tire on the side of the road. Get at least 3 of the DOT approved ones. – https://amzn.to/31iqJOr
Reflective safety vest – for being seen if you have to change a tire on the side of the road. – https://amzn.to/31kVp1E
Wheel chocks – for keeping the vehicle from rolling when you don’t want it to. – https://amzn.to/3co30m4
Trailer aid – for an easier way to lift a trailer for changing a tire. – https://amzn.to/3cmlWSj
Lug wrench – for changing a tire – https://amzn.to/3sxosLa
Can of Fix a Flat – for a temporary tire fix until you can get into a repair shop. – https://amzn.to/3fmg4dA
Gloves – for keeping your hands in one piece while you’re making repairs. – https://amzn.to/3ckd7Za
Tire pressure gauge – for making sure your tires are ready to roll. – https://amzn.to/2PaHw3k
Portable air compressor – for inflating a flat the easy way. – https://amzn.to/3rn8AJP
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The Steps of Changing a Trailer Tire
- Find a safe place to pull over where it’s flat – Find a flat, stable and safe place to stop your truck and trailer from rolling. If you’re near a road, make sure you’re as far from traffic as you can get. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other motorists. Set out safety triangles. And put on that hi-visibility vest.
- Keep the horses in the trailer. It’s safer for the critters than letting them out with cars whizzing by.
- Check air pressure on spare.
- Remove the spare and set near the bad tire so is easy to get when needed
- Set Trailer Aid next to good tire on same side as bad tire
- Loosen lug nuts on bad tire while it’s still on the ground
- Pull or push trailer so that good tire is on the raised jack stand and bad tire is elevated
- Finish Removing lug nuts and the bad tire
- Install spare tire and tighten nuts
- Roll off of jack stand
- Finish tightening lug nuts.
- Put everything away
- Get back on the road and to the trails!
Knowing How to Change a Tire on Your Horse Trailer is an important skill for anyone towing any type of trailer.
It’s a good idea to practice changing your trailer tires at home to ensure you’re ready to handle the situation when it happens to you.
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