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Old 07-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Why do I not have a Jack or lug wrench in my new Coachmen Freelander?

Any idea? Dealer just giving me the run around.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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Looks like Class Cs typically don't come with a jack.

Did some searching and found this here: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class C Motorhomes: RV Jack
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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Do you have a spare? My coach did not come with a spare.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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Neither did my wife's $40,000 new Buick.

Came with a "fix a flat"

Course she would never change a tire...
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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Neither did my wife's $40,000 new Buick.

Came with a "fix a flat"

Course she would never change a tire...

More and more vehicle manufacturers are doing away with the spare tire, Lou.................and it appears it's just going to get worse.

We get calls from stranded motorists, wanting to know if we have road service.......because they don't have a spare tire in the car. We have to tell them to call a tow truck.

Here is an article from one of our tire trade magazines, quoted awhile back in another forum:

Manufacturers doing away with spare tires

Spare tires may be going the way of the land-line telephone. I was just noticing the other day how much the phone book keeps shrinking each year, by comparing the last 4 years worth side-by-side. The yellow pages are near the same for businesses, but the white pages have shrunk dramatically as people are ditching their landlines for cellphone or other bundles.

Of course, you are going to need that cellphone.....when you are stuck on the side of the road with no spare, jack, or lugwrench.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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Next, they'll just furnish a cheap cell phone with tow company no.s pre- programmed in it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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Strange, my Toyota included a jack & lug wrench for my TT.

The chassis for those motor homes come pretty bare, some with a temporary seat for the driver. There isn't anyplace to put a jack or lug wrench without a bungee cord. Walmart sells both & you could consider it a camping fee for when you need to spend the night there. I bought 2 TT tires there during hurricane Isabel & was glad I had someplace to park out of the wind.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:51 PM   #8
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My 2014 Coachmen 28QB did not come with spare or jack. I went out and bought factory wheel and mounted a tire and now carry it along with all the necessary items to change a flat. Some might not want to take on that task but I am comfortable with it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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I was told jack and lug wrench are a legal liability ... so, not provided to prevent law suits. That's what road side service is for. Of course, that assumes you are in an area where assistance can be contacted ... not remote camping without phone or even GPS. Let the games begin!
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I was told by the dealer that they were not provided as the owner usually does not change or fix a tire. It is usually done by a roadside service experienced in tire repair and tire changing. I know that I would not attempt to change a flat on my MH.
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