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Old 08-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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I actually carry a torque wrench and use the jack from truck works OK get it changed in about 15 minutes. and on the way I go.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #12
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While I haven't had a blowout while driving, I have had to change a tire on my camper from running over a screw that created a slow leak. That experience gave me the insight to carry a 2 1/2 breaker bar in my toolbox and I found that a set of lynx levelers can actually make the job of changing a tire really easy. Build up a base that you drive one tire on to and get the other tire (same side) free wheeling in the air. Pop the tire off and put the spare on, then back off the Lynx Levelers and tighten everything down. Works great!
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Does your Sabre have leaf spring or torsion suspension?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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Cowboy,
Does your Sabre have leaf spring or torsion suspension?
They are leaf springs.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #14
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I carry my torque wrench in the trailer with the appropriate socket. Should be ready for the flat
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #15
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I got out yesterday and did a retorgue check on my trailer lug nuts. I have a 13/16 1/2 drive socket that I use plus my torgue wrench. I have a breaker bar that I always carry with me. It is easier for me to use than a four way, which I also have. I like the idea of the Lynx Levellers...have a set of those also. Have been thinking about getting a set of reflectors to add to my stuff also.....
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #16
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I got out yesterday and did a retorgue check on my trailer lug nuts. I have a 13/16 1/2 drive socket that I use plus my torgue wrench. I have a breaker bar that I always carry with me. It is easier for me to use than a four way, which I also have. I like the idea of the Lynx Levellers...have a set of those also. Have been thinking about getting a set of reflectors to add to my stuff also.....
Reflectors are always a good thing to have. In IL I am required to run "D" plates on my truck which requires a twice a year safety inspection. Part of the inspection check is validating that I carry either reflectors or flares, so I've always got them with me. Every bit of visibility you can have if you are ever stranded on the side of the road is beneficial.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #17
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I carry a good tool set from Craftsman, a breaker bar, a set of impact sockets, a 18V DeWalt impact gun and a 10 ton bottle jack. I've heard people using impacts at the campgrounds for their stabilizers which makes one heck of a racket. I throw in my 18V drill for that. Faster and quieter and I can fix stuff with it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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I carry a good tool set from Craftsman, a breaker bar, a set of impact sockets, a 18V DeWalt impact gun and a 10 ton bottle jack. I've heard people using impacts at the campgrounds for their stabilizers which makes one heck of a racket. I throw in my 18V drill for that. Faster and quieter and I can fix stuff with it.
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X2 on the obnoxious noise of the impact guns.
We carry far too many tools, full socket sets in 3/8ths and 1/2 inch, breaker bar, deep sockets, torque wrench (a must have), etc, etc.
But I would rather carry too many tools than need something and not have it.
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I have a set of safety cones to put behind the TT while stopped on the side of the road. We also carry a set of battery operated flares. I also have a reflective safety vest which I wear when working on the TT. I believe you can not be over protected when working on the side of the road with cowboys driving past at 70+ miles per hour.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #20
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Yep we are ready! Even more after our second trip out, We got a flat on the way home in the truck. Bad valve stem. Rod, almost broke the wrench that was in the truck and has since upgraded to a new breaker bar or as I call it oven starter!
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