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Old 03-19-2016, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Jack and Tools

Here is what is in the tool compartment in the floor in front of the passenger seat. It's under a panel that can be removed by hand. (There is nothing under the floor area secured by the screwed-down plastic cover.)

The items include the jack, jack handle, lug nut wrench and cross-handle, a combination straight, Phillips head and two sizes star screwdriver, two sizes of an open-end wrench, and a very solid screw-in towing point.

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Old 03-19-2016, 04:38 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I was wondering if the unit came with a jack and now I know. I hope this comes with every Sprinter chassis. I will be taking delivery of a 2401W shortly, and don't want to carry extra jacks if I don't have to.
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Hope like heck I never have to use it! Changing a tire, if it could be done, including getting the spare out, would be a multi-hour project and a very dirty project to boot.


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Hope like heck I never have to use it! Changing a tire, if it could be done, including getting the spare out, would be a multi-hour project and a very dirty project to boot.


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I doubt most of us could even get the lug nuts off with standard tools.

An inside dual flat would be enough for me to sit and wait for a tire service truck to make the trip.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:18 PM   #5
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Agreed, although the breaker bar is perhaps 2' long. Only for use when out of wrecker range, or cell phone range! I have paid plenty for service coverage.


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Old 03-20-2016, 12:28 AM   #6
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Not a problem changing tires. Rear hydraulic stabilizer (and 3ft 4x4) raises rears high enough and the front end is like a light truck. It takes a 19mm socket. I carry an electric impact wrench. Already pulled front and backs on one side just for practice. Haven't had too many tire problems on any of my previous motor homes though.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:12 AM   #7
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I have owned a motorhome since 2006 and have had one blowout of an inside dually, one time when the outside rubber came off a rear tire, and one time when, after installing valve stems, the air came out of one of the rear tires. Having the security of a jack and tools is good. I will carry an electric impact wrench though.
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I always carry a small 5 gallon air compressor in the rig and have impact wrench for it. Had to use the compressor one time when I discovered that the stem extenders were leaking and I had a flat rear dually. I always make sure to have my road service up to date just in case.
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Good info on carrying a small compressor and impact wrench. I'll have to get one. I don't know what they look like yet. I'm a solo female traveler and travel thru Mohave desert frequently, far from any services. I'm quickly learning that I need to carry ALOT of tools with me. These RV's are full of surprises!
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They are full of surprises! Especially when the weather is hot, your tires are over 6 years old, and you are carrying more than you should!
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