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Old 05-05-2015, 10:52 AM   #15
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I have a short handled bead breaking hammer, and 2 truck tire irons. Also carry a small peanut butter jar of tire lube. Once the tire is off the rig, that's all it takes. Your air in the RV is fine for inflating
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Do you have a spare tire or patch's and glue? What about loosening the lugs to get the wheel off and back on?

Lots of stuff to carry.
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Some of the stuff I used to play with.







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So what are you using to lift the coach and get the tire off the ground ?
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10 ton bottle jack. When I was in the biz we have pneumatic jacks
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The one that came out to me brought a tire and remounted on the side of the road got me going in an hour
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I keep an unmounted spare onboard. Should make things simpler
I have two different size tires front/back. Plus they would take up way to much area in the basement.
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I have a short handled bead breaking hammer, and 2 truck tire irons. Also carry a small peanut butter jar of tire lube. Once the tire is off the rig, that's all it takes. Your air in the RV is fine for inflating
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Do you have a spare tire or patch's and glue? What about loosening the lugs to get the wheel off and back on?

Lots of stuff to carry.
Yeah, a few things, but where we travel (Alaska) even with Coach Net it can take a day or more to get to you. I carry an unmounted spare in the toad, so no problem there. We use a 20T bottle jack as the coach can go 43,000lb plus when fully loaded. I use a 1 to 3 torque multiplier and a 1/2" breaker bar to loosen the lugs and a 50-250 fi-lb torque wrench to tighten to the required 450 ft-lb. I also have 2 lengrhs of pipe if I need to put a bit more push into anything and to put on the torque multiplier reaction handle. I used to use a 600ft-lb torque wrench, but that was about 50" long and HEAVY.

I also do all my own maintenance, so checking brakes, anti-skid sensor adjustment and lubing brake "S" cams are needed each 20,000 miles. I need to pull wheels for this anyway, so that's why the tools. I've been doing heavy maintenance on trucks and farm vehicles for 60 years.
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To mount and dismount pretty much any tire you need 4 tools. Bead hammer, spoon bar, step bar and lube.

They do make tire machines for large tires, but I have never seen one in person. I have done everything from wheel barrel tires to 15' tall earth mover tires. All by hand. For the big stuff you go from a bead hammer to a hydraulic bead breaker. But the rest is all about the same.
I've broken down and mounted 8x22.5" tires in the distant past when I was one heck of a lot younger and healthier (not going to happen now!). I used an 8 lb. sledge and jumped on the sidewalls of the tires to break the bead (that was the hardest part). I used short sections of automotive leaf springs to pry them on and off. I seated the beads by putting a loop of rope around the tread and used a 24" to 36" length of pipe to twist the rope to tighten the loop and compress the tread (the technical name for contraption is a Spanish windlass).
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I had a hole in the side wall of the inside driver's rear. Atlanta Commercial Tire sent a truck out, tire was taken off, removed from the wheel, replaced and aired up in short order. I didn't notice any special tools to do this.
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Isn't all this stuff going to scratch up my new aluminum Alcoa rims?
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When you get a flat and call for road service (good SAMs, coach net whatever) what does the guy do when he shows up? I assume he jacks your coach up and removes the tire. Do they have equipment on the truck to put a new tire on the rim, or do they have to take it back to a shop to do the change?
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If you carry an unmounted spare tire, (like I do), simply tell that to your ERS provider when you call and request the service, (before they dispatch a tire service truck to your location).
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Isn't all this stuff going to scratch up my new aluminum Alcoa rims?

If the tire guy is worth a damn, No it will not damage your Alcoas.
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