Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Georgetown, TX
Posts: 276
Tires/Tire Changing 8285S

I have a 2008 8285WS with two AL-KO 3500lb torsion axles. If you roll one tire on to a stack of 3 2" x 8" boards (actually 4 1/2") The other tire will be about 1" off the ground. Makes changing easy. However if you have the "fancy" aluminum wheels you will need a fairly thin wall socket to get at the nuts. Standard impact socket won't even come close. Also note that the one wheel carrying the weight still has about an 1 1/4 clearance from the top of the wheel well.

Tires were Hercules - they were very straight on the balancer. Not a hint of out-of-round or tread wiggle. It took less then 1oz to balance each one. I chose these because I have them on my truck and they are one of the few that have a 205-75-15 in a D rating (previous were C rated). Plus they are reasonably priced - About $80 per tire. We will see how they do.

cadman99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Do you know what size thin wall socket is required and where to purchase? Thanks for info on raising tire for changing.

jamnor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,002
Sears is where I would go.

Thin Wall Socket Set | | Thin Wall Outlet Set

On my trailer the lugs are 3/4, trailer wears 15 inch rims and tires.

A 17mm one fits.
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 09:54 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks Ford Idaho. Just the info I needed.
jamnor is offline   Reply With Quote

tire, tires

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 AM.