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Old 12-28-2015, 11:14 AM   #21
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Yes..and? I always use a breaker bar for the tear down and a torque wrench for the tighten up.

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Old 12-28-2015, 02:18 PM   #22
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Don't need no torque wrench to change a flat...impact it off and on and get moving. Check torque at a later date when it's safe.....
well that way might not be best . as the new 20 v impact will bust a lug right off ,350flbs best to snug em up and since you'll be doing it by hand may as well use a torque wrench
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:56 PM   #23
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Just be advised that these don't work on units with extended wheel spacing. Don't ask how I know, but I do have an unused Andersen one.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:03 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone for the responses.

I think I'll try my 1/2" or a 3/4" breaker bar & socket with a cheater bar (haven't carried one of those in a while). And make sure the lugs are torqued properly not slammed on by the garage.

I'll let you know after the new year if I break all 56 lugs!
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:51 PM   #25
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Well I use a 1/2" break over bar then a 1/2" torque wrench to set the lugs myself. I also carry a 12 ton bottle Jack. Hope to never use any of them on the road side to change a flat but you never know with all the China tires now days. I also carry a road side emergency kit with triangles and the likes. Some states also require it for RVs I've read but don't know for sure. It can't hurt to have the road kit.
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Just be advised that these don't work on units with extended wheel spacing. Don't ask how I know, but I do have an unused Andersen one.
Looks like there is two models and one labeled the "Plus" is made for RVs with extended space between the wheels. Mine doesn't but I still order the Plus anyway since it was on sale for 35.00 on Amazon and with prime free shipping.
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Stupid question: I'm assuming driving one wheel up on a ramp/spacer will work with the Dexter axles? Not sure how high up you'd have to go.

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Old 12-30-2015, 07:01 PM   #28
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Breaker bar and lug nut assortment
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Breaker bar and torque wrench. No need for a zebra hunt and good ole hand tools rarely let you down. Keep the lugs tightened to spec to avoid bursting a blood vessel breakin em loose.
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Hello Gypsie,

I know you asked about how to get a wheel off/on, and get back on the road quickly. While some tire failures will require this, in my years towing a trailer, puncture related flats have been the only type of tire problem I have encountered (knock on wood now that I have cursed myself).
A good "string plug" type tire patch kit and 12V air compressor have saved my bacon many times. Even in the worst cases this has allowed me to get to a facility where the proper repairs can be made.
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