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Old 07-24-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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I just did my inspection of my new Rockwood.
The spare tire hard cover is the uglies thing I have ever seen.
Other than buying a white vinyl cover it has anyone done anything else?
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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My spare isn't mounted, and I don't have a cover. My sister used to paint them for people, so you might find an artist and have them paint it. You might also try a graphic shop and get them to make a self stick decal. You can also find tire covers online, with graphics and pictures and stuff. You just need to measure your tire diameter for a proper fit. Just a few suggestions and ideas.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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is the uglies thing I have ever seen.
Apparently, you haven't been to the state fair, or shopped at Wally World.

All jokes aside. X2 what windrider said.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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how about a clock with the 12 and 5 only and the word somewhere. what would Jimmy Buffett do, funny you should ask!
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how about a clock with the 12 and 5 only and the word somewhere. what would Jimmy Buffett do, funny you should ask!
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:04 PM   #6
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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.
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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! Yep.

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.

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I have a secret plan for tire changing and it's worked for me since I gave up changing tires for Lent one year. 1-800-TRIPLE AAA
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I have a secret plan for tire changing and it's worked for me since I gave up changing tires for Lent one year. 1-800-TRIPLE AAA

I actually HAVE AAA but I did not want to wait around for them since it was getting late and I really did not want to try backing into my drive in the dark.
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One thing about being old....waiting for AAA beats the alternative. And parking in front of the house works just fine, dark or not. We get lazy as our numbers rise.
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