RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2018, 11:19 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoviBill View Post
My take - If you have the background (or want to develop it) to change a tire, carry one along with the gear required. Otherwise carry a few cans of fix-a-flat and get a good TPS (more likely to prevent an issue with good tire pressure). The nice thing about being in a MH is you have food, water and a bathroom. Waiting 24 hours is not a major.
Please no fix a flat. It ruins tires. It ruins both steel and aluminum wheels if it's left in too long. It clogs up valves. It makes it very difficult to perform a proper repair. It's messy to clean up. Put it in there and be prepared for an extra charge for that cleanup. And, if you don't have an air compressor with you, those cans will never air the tire up completely if it's flat.
Springerdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 06:05 PM   #22
Bene Gesserit Rule
 
Murbella7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 845
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoviBill View Post
My take - If you have the background (or want to develop it) to change a tire, carry one along with the gear required. Otherwise carry a few cans of fix-a-flat and get a good TPS (more likely to prevent an issue with good tire pressure). The nice thing about being in a MH is you have food, water and a bathroom. Waiting 24 hours is not a major.
But getting stuck on the shoulder of a road is no fun. You will be on uneven ground probably leaning at a reasonable (?) angle. You will also be hoping that the ground is nice and firm, not soft and slushy. Also, any large vehicle passing you will buffet your vehicle possibly causing liquid spills, making it hard to relax and even cooking may be an issue. So it will not be too comfortable sitting there for more than a couple of hours.
Murbella7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 11:54 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 118
Boy Scout Class A Spare Tire

A lot of gear and effort to change tire yourself. These are big tires and heavy... at least they should be if you have a quality tire. When I was in my 20s and farming, we did this type of stuff all the time. Now that I am retired and recovering from medical treatment... no thanks. I carry a matching spare and let the people who do this for a living change it.

3/4 inch socket for wheel nut $10
3/4 inch x 36 inch breaker bar $50
3/4 inch x 12 inch socket extension $10
Wheel nut spinner $20
3/4 inch 50 to 300 pound torque wrench $120
10 ton bottle jack $60
4x6 blocking $20
Jack stands $50

So about $300 in tools that would weigh well over 100 pounds.

Now break nuts
Jack it up
Setup jack stands
Spin off nuts
Lift off 2 x 120 pound tires (inner dual)
Lift out 120 pound spare
Lift and mount 2 x 120 pound tires
Spin on nuts
Torque nuts to 175 pounds
Lift off jack stands and remove them
Gather blocking
Drop back onto ground
Stow 120 pound flat



I would sooner sit in the shade with my favorite beverage and watch.
sask is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
class a, tire

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 PM.