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Old 03-23-2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Spare tire class C.

I found a spare tire under my isata, but haven't located a jack or anything else..
( haven't really looked that hard)
What does everyone use to replace a tire?

Roadside assistance?
Big bottle jack?
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:35 PM   #2
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Do you have sprinter. It's in the floor on the passenger side.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:09 AM   #3
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"How about Ford E-450 Super Duty" ... tire is in the back under rear of the rig. Haven't found jack yet. ??? Thanks. Tony
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:22 AM   #4
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I have a Forester 2801 on an E450. I have a spare under the rear of the coach. I was told it doesn't come with a jack because it is assumed road side service will have appropriate equipment to change tire. Typically consumers are not expected to change tire on these big dually. The tire is so you aren't stranded with no place to get a proper tire replacement.
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:07 AM   #5
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Take it from one who knows, and has changed tire/rim on a class c.
To do it right, and not break your back doing it,...
Get a 20 ton bottle jack, regular hight, not the "shorty" version. Anything smaller will just make it harder to lift. Don't need to get fancy...I use one from Harbor Freight...less than 40 bucks with one of their coupons.
Forget about using a manual lug wrench. Very hard to break nuts loose, and tighten them. You'll break your back.
Get an electric 1/2 inch drive impact wrench, or a battery powered 1/2 inch drive impact wrench.
Kobalt brand at Lowes have the best and highest rated for the money.
Electric is rated a 350 ft lbs, and if on the road you can power it via the genny.
The 24 volt battery Kobalt Max, what I use, is rated at 600 ft lbs of torque. It easily backs off and tightens lug nuts.
Using the tools I listed, will make it alot easier to change a flat, if necessary. I'm 67 and have no problem doing it. If all I had were a manual lug wrench, I wouldn't even try.
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:16 AM   #6
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What Grumpy says! I am super lazy though and actually thought about using my Bigfoot stabilizers to get the corner off the ground...

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Old 03-24-2017, 05:21 AM   #7
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Do you have sprinter. It's in the floor on the passenger side.


Sprinter is class B
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:23 AM   #8
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Got it!! Bottle jack and the dewalt impact from the toolbox!
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:07 AM   #9
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As well as tools I suggest you look carefully at the spare on your rig. FR's placement, and attachment, of the spare tire under our GTS made me using the spare highly unlikely.

My wife bought me a Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier and it is well worth the money if you are even thinking about doing your own tire changes. It took both my son and me to get the spare down and out from under our GTS to mount it on the Roadmaster. BTW you'll need tools to drop the spare... That was in a storage lot...I can imagine just how fun it would be on a rainy, muddy roadside...in the dark.

See Here at e-trailer for some better pictures and a video. It isn't cheap but it works well and does not interfere with attaching our TOAD. Click on my Registry and you can see a picture of our rig with the Roadmaster...
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:23 AM   #10
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Spare tire class C.

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As well as tools I suggest you look carefully at the spare on your rig. FR's placement, and attachment, of the spare tire under our GTS made me using the spare highly unlikely.
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I'm young.
All I need is the crank handle and drop it down.
I can crawl under and grab it.

I even relocated my spare on my fifth, to under the rear of the unit, from the basement.
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I've had 3 flats on my Sunseeker, 2 of which were on inhospitable and unsafe sections of Interstates. The third was actually in my driveway. AAA and the NJTPK tire guy were the necessary choices at the time. However, I've been mulling over having the option of changing it myself for 6 years if need be and Harbor Freight and Lowe's are fun to buy things. Grumpy, you pushed me over the edge!
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Wayne's right the spare tire on my E450 was a PIA to remove. I put mine in the rear compartment to make it easier on me if I couldnt get service and I had to change it. I dont know about the Isata but on my sunseeker theres no crank to lower it and its chained and bolted .
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:35 PM   #13
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Wayne's right the spare tire on my E450 was a PIA to remove. I put mine in the rear compartment to make it easier on me if I couldnt get service and I had to change it. I dont know about the Isata but on my sunseeker theres no crank to lower it and its chained and bolted .
How do you lower and remove it from the sunseeker
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How do you lower and remove it from the sunseeker
Freed safety chain that was wove in and out of the handholds, put blocks to support one side and loosed nut holding it up finished taking off chain and I let out the nut holding it up. All on my back under the chassis. There had been threads about using E450 van spare tire cranks from Ebay on the forum but I have always carried my pickup spares inside or covered and the 2650s has a large pass thru storage in the back
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:04 PM   #15
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I made my own spare mount and use a small floor jack to lower it. All the tire changing tools that are for an E450 I found on ebay and carry under pass seat.
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Spare tire

Have done my share of roadside tire changing. Now call roadside assistance, safe spot, get in TT and watch tv while waiting. Too old for stress. 👍
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:12 PM   #17
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The isata has a crank to lower it.
Just like most pickups.
Although, I think the coach comes with 5 years of roadside assistance.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:45 PM   #18
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In addition to my "tools", I do have roadside assistance. To me, it for an emergency breakdown, ect. To me, a flat tire is not an emergency nor a reason to call for help. I can, will, and have changed a flat.
And, for those of you who have roadside assistance, but haven't used it yet, it can sometimes take hours for someone to respond. And, in many areas, your carrier may not even be able to find someone to respond.
If you get a front flat, yopur not going anywhere, no safe spot. Your going to sit on the side of the road until your roadside assistance pulls up, or some passerby, like me, stops to help. Done that 3 times in the past 2 years.
So, you take your chances, or be prepared, or you pay the piper.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:46 PM   #19
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Sprinter is class B
No, class C.
Ps- getting the spare tire on/off from under the chassis is not an easy task. Auto Club & tire shop said it was the most difficult set- up they've seen.
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No, class C.

Ps- getting the spare tire on/off from under the chassis is not an easy task. Auto Club & tire shop said it was the most difficult set- up they've seen.


Sounds like a challenge !

I'll post a video when I get back from spring break!
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