How to avoid a step
In the future you could just pull the brake-away plug/pin and then drag the trailer to see if the wheel's turn or lock-up. Saves the time of jacking it up. The one advantage of jacking it up would be to check the bearing play.
Ram owner since 1994,Amp Powersteps,Bumperstep,OPT 7 LED light Bar, Western MVP 3 V-Plow