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Old 08-31-2016, 06:56 AM   #11
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I've always used the correct sized deep socket, a short extension and a long breaker bar on my Rv lugnuts. No problems when you use the correct tools!

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:10 AM   #12
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Both of our Coleman pop-ups came with lug wrench, and the jack methodology was the stabilizer system. Of course, last one was bought in '03
This was successfully tested (both in-driveway and under duress) on both trailers over the years.

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:14 AM   #13
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So maybe this is a newbie reply but earlier this month I got a screw in my sidewall as well as in my tread pulling into the campground. Fortunately we were already in the campground so a friendly phone call to AAA happened.

I got out to put my X chocks between the tires and heard the hissing... I thought it was a propane leak until I noticed this.

I grabbed it and twisted a hair and it stopped the leak so we were good till we called AAA a few days later (no rush, we were there for 5 days).

AAA came out, I grabbed the tools and low and behold what I thought was the tire iron as not. Both AAA and I looked at it and it was too small for the lug nuts. Fortunately one of the couples that were camping next to us (family trip) had one to fit.

No, travel trailers and fifth wheels donít come with a jack or a lug wrench and never have as far as I know. At least they come with a spare tire, most class A diesel pushers donít come with a spare tire.

What I don't understand about your post is, AAA came out and apparently didn't have a lug wrench either. If that is true I'd be looking for a new roadside service.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:15 AM   #14
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And many trailers have a different size lug nut for the spare tire. I discovered this in the middle of nowhere on a trail outside of Moab. Lucky I travel with almost a complete set of tools for other emergencies that can happen.

Thought this was just on popups, until last year a fellow and his family pulled into a Moab campground with a Jayco of some tupe and had a tire going flat.

He came over and borrowed a set of deep well sockets, extension, ratchet, since he had only brought a wrench to fit the tires on the ground.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:37 AM   #15
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Some passenger cars do not come with a spare tire.

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Old 08-31-2016, 08:15 AM   #16
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On one of my factory tours it was said they build them with the most bang for the buck. They will spend money on the bling items to give you the feeling of a luxury RV at mid-range price. But when it comes to basic items like lug wrench, jacks, surge protectors, a good mattress or JT Strong stabilizers, it adds to the cost that newbies wouldn't think about in their decisions. They cut their unit costs to save thousands to keep their units cheaper than other brands. So you get what you pay for in the end.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:26 AM   #17
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On one of my factory tours it was said they build them with the most bang for the buck. They will spend money on the bling items to give you the feeling of a luxury RV at mid-range price.
A Forest River Factory rep actually stated the second sentence in the quoted post above?
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:07 AM   #18
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Don't use a car tire iron or 4-way lug wrench on the trailer wheel lug nuts. You can easily damage the thin aluminum cap/cover on the lug nut making it difficult to remove from the lug wrench. Get a decicated thin wall socket and breaker bar and check the your lugs often. Look carefully and you can see the thin cap I'm talking about. Auto parts stores carry a good selection of replacement lug nuts.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:16 AM   #19
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My 2009 Pontiac doesn't have a spare

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:23 AM   #20
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I discovered that I had neither a jack or lug wrench until I had a blowout on the side of I95 in Georgia.

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