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Old 08-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Flat tire new motorhome owner

Help! Our neighbors blew out a tire! What do we need to know to help them change the tire???
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hi Susanandmike,
You may want to call a mobile service for this because you have to have the right tools plus you have to be really careful it can be very dangerous.Good Luck
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Agree, Emergency road service, Don't leave home without it. These things are too heavy & bulky to try without the proper equipment. This was a hard pill to swallow as I'm one of those guys who has to do everything myself.
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Yup, ERS needed. Got Coach-Net or Good Sam? AAA? Something through their insurance company?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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If you are not a member of an Emergency Road Service plan, virtually every section of the country has truck tire dealerships that do road service as a regular part of their business.
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I agree, handling a 200# tire and rim is not a usual task. A professional has the proper equipment to perform the job without injury.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:15 AM   #7
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Me too get an ERS plan. Also check and see if the rig they have has left hand threads on the drivers side rear hubcap if that is where it is and it is a freighliner. Tire repair shop that works on semi's and motor homes did not know it was left hand thread on my Allegro Bus. I did not know it either they kept trying to get it off and messed up the nut. They finally fixed the tire with the wheel on the bus. I now have the handy dandy wrench for that nut that has which direction to turn it to get the nut off.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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First.. If it is indeed a new motor home.. All they need to know is the 800 number for the warranty company.

Now.. If you plan on changing it... Well. I have changed ONE motor home tire for a friend.. i happen to be fairly large, and I have tools that are larger.. But frankly.. If I did not have the tools (Which I did not when I got a flat) It was cheaper to pay to have it changed.
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By not supplying more information as to tire size, and location of the tire on the rig, and location of the rig itself, a prudent, and helpful answer is impossible.

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If they don't have ERS you can find a mobile tire guy with the link above.

It's a keeper in any case.
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Depending on the chassis, the lug nut torque could be as high as 500 foot pounds. It may take some special tools to remove them and re-torque them when the tire is remounted.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:07 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone! I agree 100%! We will have ERS before we go anywhere! Our neighbors were lucky to find the tools they needed...the jack wasn't enough of course but they dug a hole under the tire! It's changed but I personally would be more comfortable with a professional job!
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