Originally Posted by Mr. Black
Last two trailers I have put our spare tire under the bed over the pin box. Knock on wood, I have never needed it and I like the extra weight there instead of hanging off the back of the trailer.
After a blowout on the D.C. beltway, 40 minutes of the 50 minute tire change was spent tracking down everything I would need to actually CHANGE the tire.
Bottle Jack? Where the heck did I put it? OK, where did I stash the handle.
Whoops, No lug nut wrench! After Torquing the nuts before I left, I put the 1/2 inch set on the garage floor. Torque wrench here... Sockets there.
Gosh I hope the one from the truck fits!
OK, try to get that giant wind sail off the spare as semi's roar by at 80 MPH plus without getting killed.
BUT I would have really been screwed if it had been in the bed of my truck! (My initial plan for getting it off the bumper). There is NO WAY I could have gotten it out of the truck without disconnecting.
While I might have been strong enough (yea right!) to wiggle it out between the front of the bed and the camper shell, it would have been on the road side of the truck and totally unsafe.
Live and learn...
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