replacing that wheel
You may find it a little difficult
lifting the wheel back onto the hub under the guard of your
camper trailer if you have a crook back or bad knees.
A 10Rx15 tyre & steel rim combination weighs around 30 kgs &
squatting down & lifting this weight at arms length can be
difficult. Be careful you don't bust your poofle valve.
There is an easy way..................
the trailer on firm level ground.
2 block the trailer tires on the opposite side securely so
that no forward or rearward movement is possible.
3 jack up the trailer following the manufacturers
4 secure the trailer on jack stands of adequate capacity front
5 undo the wheel nuts & remove the wheel.
the wheel back on
found it much easier to lift a wheel into position using a
'lifting helper'. Most use a wheel brace to do this, but
anything close to hand like a stick, tent pole, axe, shovel
etc will do the job. Here's what you do.
placing the 'lifting helper' on the ground under the centre of
2 roll the wheel into position, slightly under so the top of
the wheel leans out.
3 rotate the hub to align the studs with the holes in the rim.
4 holding one hand on top of the wheel, raise the end of the
'lifting helper' (which will be positioned next to your leg) &
push the top of the wheel forward towards the hub.
5 the wheel should slip straight into position onto the wheel
studs with little or no effort.
another easy way
Another easy way to take wheels on & off - with almost zero lifting
- is to jack up the vehicle so that the tyre is only just 'kissing'
the ground. It can then readily be eased off the wheel studs without
Put it back on the same way. If you get the height just right the
wheel will simply slip over the studs.
information supplied by Collyn Rivers.