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Old 05-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #21
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No. I have GS. let them change it. At, I think $129 per year, I will let someone else handle it.
That's my answer too. I carry some tools - screwdrivers, pliers, sockets and ratchet, tape, spare fuses, VOM, etc, but for changing a tire, my tool is the Coach Net phone number.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #22
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That's my answer too. I carry some tools - screwdrivers, pliers, sockets and ratchet, tape, spare fuses, VOM, etc, but for changing a tire, my tool is the Coach Net phone number.
I to carry a few tools, duct tape, small tool kit with an assortment of stuff, a ball peen hammer, rubber maillot, hand it to the tire guy to bang on the wheel covers, figured the claw hammer was a waste of time, fuses.
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No one here carries a jack and an impact gun?
I do carry a jack and jack stands; but I use a torque wrench and not an impact gun.
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Well when I finally had someone out who could change the tire, he had to send one of his guys back to the yard to get a new tire since the spare I had was damaged, we talked a bit. When I brought up USAA he told me a lot I the wreckers services tend not to go out for calls when places like USAA calls them because they don't make as much on the call, so they do the jobs that are bigger money first and then follow up on the others. Not sure how true this is across the board but I know when we called USAA, his company was one they called out in the beginning and after an hour we called them back they tried someone else. But I have had USAA for years and love them so I am not bashing any company as it may not be their fault.
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Well when I finally had someone out who could change the tire, he had to send one of his guys back to the yard to get a new tire since the spare I had was damaged, we talked a bit. When I brought up USAA he told me a lot I the wreckers services tend not to go out for calls when places like USAA calls them because they don't make as much on the call, so they do the jobs that are bigger money first and then follow up on the others. Not sure how true this is across the board but I know when we called USAA, his company was one they called out in the beginning and after an hour we called them back they tried someone else. But I have had USAA for years and love them so I am not bashing any company as it may not be their fault.
Yes, if not for USAA I am sure it would have been a several hundred dollar invoice. Cash please...
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I do carry a jack and jack stands; but I use a torque wrench and not an impact gun.

Harbor freight has inexpensive and powerful impact guns. A torque wrench is admirable but
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I do carry a jack and jack stands; but I use a torque wrench and not an impact gun.

Harbor freight has inexpensive and powerful impact guns. A torque wrench is admirable but if you need to change a flat in a pinch and you have an on board genny an electric impact gun could really save your day
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Harbor freight has inexpensive and powerful impact guns. A torque wrench is admirable but if you need to change a flat in a pinch and you have an on board genny an electric impact gun could really save your day
I do carry an generator and a 120 VAC air compressor to fill tires and run the air tool I do carry (pencil grinder for trimming the dog's talons). I suppose an air powered impact gun would be helpful in terms of speed, but how would you know the lug nuts were properly torqued without a torque wrench?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:17 AM   #29
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Large motorhome/coach tire changes are a whole different ballgame than
lighter trailer tire changes.

My trailer weighs just 4200 LBS fully loaded ready to camp.
I can place just 2 pieces of 2 x 6 in front of a wheel and pull up onto those
blocks and the other wheel on that side will be off the ground.
In other words I can change a tire with just a 4 way lug wrench and
2 pieces of scrap wood, no jack needed.
And the tire and wheel probably weighs what-- 30-40 lbs??
The same 4 way wrench fits my truck but it would require a lot more
work. The spare must be winched down from it's spot in the
rear of the truck under the bed. That's the worst part to me.
Then I need to get the jack and go to it.

A big ole motor home is way different!
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If I had a motor home, I would just wait for the AAA guy too.

No way I can manhandle a 200 pound tire and wheel assembly.
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