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Old 08-29-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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Coachmen Chaparral Fifth Wheel - Spare Tire

Hey everyone,

Anyone know the process of removing the spare tire from under the RV? I haven't had a chance to look at the setup. I'm just curious to know if it's a 5min job or a 30min job. I know many Fifth wheels use a convenient kind of bar that helps lower and remove the spare, but I don't recall seeing that ours. If anyone has some pictures of the spare and how it attaches underneath that would be awesome if you wouldn't mind sharing. I won't be able to make it out to our RV this week. if it is a pain to get to, I'm considering fabricating a easier solution. Last think you want is a flat tire on a major interstate and to be struggling with a spare simply because of the way it's secured...let alone the 100 degree plus heat you'll be forced to work in (on your back).

Another question, have any of you replaced tires yet? Whether you have or haven't, what has your experience been with the Constancy tires that came on your trailer? How many miles did you put on them (or do you have on them?).

Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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It works just like a pick up.You crank it down.Ours has a long enough cable to drag the tire out to the edge of the 5er.Works well.Just make you a long hook that you can drag the tire out with.The crank end should be on the door side behind the rear axle. You should have a handle that fits it,along with one that will crank down the front electric jacks.
As far as the tires,ww have 4-5,00 miles on them and the seems to be holding up just fine.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:50 PM   #3
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We had to have our Chaparral delivered to the storage lot because we didn't have our truck yet. Just before the delivery driver turned into the lot, one of the tires was flat. Not a blow out, no damage to the 5er. Could have been underinflated at the lot, could have been defective, could have been driver error. We didn't know but did get them all replaced with Goodyear before we took our first trip. I cannot remember the brand name of the tires but they weren't Constancy.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:45 PM   #4
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Look under the dining room table slide, you will see a little post sticking out. Grab the tool from the basement storage and it slides on and cranks the tire down just like a truck.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:17 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, exactly what I was looking for. Blwn, have you made any changes to your bunkhouse?
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:44 AM   #6
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No I haven't made any changes. I have a 3 and 6 year old so the bunks are exactly what we wanted.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:31 PM   #7
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Great read... hoping I don't need tires anytime too soon. We have put right at 2000 miles on the chappy this summer and no issues yet with the tires
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