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Old 03-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #11
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I have USAA Roadside assistance on the TV and the Camper as part of my car insurance.

Having said that, my only flat so far was a blow out on the beltway around DC right before rush hour.

Since it was on the curb side of the camper and I had all the tools, it only took me 45 minutes to change the tire and get back on the road.

I have to tell you that if it had been on the highway side, I would have waited for the tow dude. Trucks were zooming by at 70 MPH a few feet from the rig.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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Besides the jack, lug wrench and torque wrench, I also have a orange triangle. I have carried that thing since 1986 my first tour in Germany( required there) and have never used it. Until this past summer. Had a blowout on my truck and there wasn't enough room to get off the road because of the guard rail. I could have made it to the end but I would have ruined a good wheel. Did I say it was a 4 lane. 4ways on, put out triange well behind 5th wheel, proceded to change tire. State patrol showed up and parked behind tringle. 20 minutes later I was on my way. Don't forget to retrive warning triangle. HA HA
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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Besides the jack, lug wrench and torque wrench, I also have a orange triangle. I have carried that thing since 1986 my first tour in Germany( required there) and have never used it.
So that's why my 1999 BMW has that attached to the inside of the trunk? I never knew it was mandatory. I learn something on here everyday
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #14
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I picked up a nail as I was pulling into the farm last spring and went ahead and set up anyhow.

I purchased one of those ramps and used it a month later as I was leaving to put the spare on. I plugged the hole just to keep Murphy at bay on the ride back. Went to the tire shop and replaced all four and put the spare back in its place.

The ramp worked just fine for me. The only thing I noticed was that it wanted to settle into the ground a little. If the ground is soft place a small piece of plywood to spread out the weight. Settling should not be a problem on a roadway or inn a campground.

I never occurred to me I could do the same thing with lynx blocks.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #15
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There a few different desgins out there based off this concept. Cost about 40 dollars and is light. Does anybody have any input on using one of these?

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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Looks like it works to me!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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It should work just fine, but stack up your levelers and try it just one time in your driveway. They do the very same thing and serve a dual purpose if you have the ten pack of them.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #18
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Just a thought to everyone. We recently picked up and installed an Orange Tire pressure monitoring system because we only have a single axle. This way we can see a tire going down before we are in a bad situation when one blows out. Set of 4 was $110 on amazon. There are other systems that can manage more tires. But with us, it watches tire pressure and temp also.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #19
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Does anyone use those plastic ramps to drive up with the good tire which raises the flat tire?
I've not used mine yet but have seen it used. Appears to work just fine. I got from Amazon.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #20
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There a few different desgins out there based off this concept. Cost about 40 dollars and is light. Does anybody have any input on using one of these?

Should work good, assuming you don't have the dreaded double blow out. FWIW, I paid less than that for a 20 ton bottle jack that will work in any situation.
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