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Old 07-17-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
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Spare Tire on Forester 3051S

While looking for a fresh water dump valve on my new motor home I see I have a spare tire. Great. Now, how in the world would I get it down if I needed it?

I did put a hydraulic jack in one of the bins - but I'm not sure it's strong enough and a cross lug wrench left over from me TT days.

I figured if I have a flat I need to call Coach Net.

But is there a way to drop that spare?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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The spare is bolted up and safety chained. Your cross wrench should fit the nut/bolt. You could use your hydraulic jack to hold the tire up while you remove the bolt and safety chain. Then lower the tire down with the jack. If you are limber and strong you might be able to unloosen the bolt, let it hang on the chain, hold it up, loosen the chain and muscle it out from under the coach. I took mine down once using a floor hydraulic jack so I could install a spare tire winch from an Econoline Van. Now I can just crank it up or down like most Pickup truck spares. I also bought an Econoline 450 jack and lug wrench. Double check that your cross wrench is large enough for the wheel lugs as they are large, 1" I think.
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If you are limber and strong you might be able to unloosen the bolt
OK. As I said, "call Coach Net."

We changed a number of tires on our TT over the years. But this looks like a job for professionals.
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OK. As I said, "call Coach Net."

We changed a number of tires on our TT over the years. But this looks like a job for professionals.

Yeah, the Coach net guy probably won't want to deal with it either unless he doesn't have a spare on board or can't fix the flat or replace it.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:05 PM   #5
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Easy solution.. Dual 2" receiver extension and a 2" spare tire mount. Both from Curt towing and available at Amazon.
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