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Old 04-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #21
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It will be OK if you replace with the same brand and style of tire.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #22
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Ha. Haha. HAHA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA- you don't know me well enough yet, then. :-) I make easy mechanical things hard. But, if you need a computer system programmed or an online store, perhaps- that I can write from the ground up by hand.
LOL....so maybe this will help. Try using agile methodologies and think of the need to change the tire as a theme, then break each step down into sprints. It will make each task seem less daunting and you will reduce your potential for defects
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #23
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It will be OK if you replace with the same brand and style of tire.
But don't these campers come with no name "Ed's" tires? Will a tire shop actually carry them?
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LOL....so maybe this will help. Try using agile methodologies and think of the need to change the tire as a theme, then break each step down into sprints. It will make each task seem less daunting and you will reduce your potential for defects
LOL! That's exactly how I built a pair of kayaks a few years ago.
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Guess it's to NAPA or Autozone for a heavy jack.
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Guess it's to NAPA or Autozone for a heavy jack.
Or get some wooden blocks to raise it another inch or two. Make sure you break the lug nuts loose before you get it off the ground.
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I have about 4 fingers of clearance before I bottom out the front tire - maybe 2-3". I should have room to go a little higher and I do have a few 2x10s.
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I have about 4 fingers of clearance before I bottom out the front tire - maybe 2-3". I should have room to go a little higher and I do have a few 2x10s.
Shouldn't be a problem, the suspension is probably at it's limit or very close to it and you have plenty of clearance. AGAIN, break the lug nuts loose before you get it in the air.
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Or get some wooden blocks to raise it another inch or two. Make sure you break the lug nuts loose before you get it off the ground.

Back up or pull forward a little more and try to get the wheel that is on the ground as close to the blocks as possible. I am pretty impressed that you got it up on those blocks without a ramp. Or did you drive it forward and off the blocks?
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Shouldn't be a problem, the suspension is probably at it's limit or very close to it and you have plenty of clearance. AGAIN, break the lug nuts loose before you get it in the air.
Understood about the lug nuts. I had that epiphany this morning laying in bed. I was thinking of making sure I can get it airborne and then lowering it back down to the ground before doing the lug nuts just to prove that I'll be able to get it there. Then getting it down, breaking the lug nuts loose and re-raising it. Extra work, for sure- just a bit chicken since I've never done anything like this before (literally never even changed a car tire). This may be a bad idea as the lynx levelers shot forward when I backed off of them last time.

Is it ok to pull forward/backup with the lug nuts broken loose? (Not driving it- just 6-8 feet in either direction.)
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