Floor Jack to Change Wheel/Tire of 5,000 lb Trailer


What size floor jack do I need to change a tire on a 5,000 lb trailer? Im looking at a 1 1/2 ton aluminum jack, 5 - 14 1/2


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A 3,000 lb jack would be able to lift a 5,000 lb trailer since the jack would basically only be lifting half of the trailer weight since the other half is supported by the wheel on the other side. I think bare minimum you'd need a 2,500 lb jack though. That said going with a higher rated jack like the # PTW1605 which has a 4,000 lb capacity would be a really great choice as that just means that jacking up the trailer will be an easier job for you and this kit comes with jack stands which are an essential safety precaution when jacking a vehicle up.

I attached a review video for this jack for you to check out as well.

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