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Old 12-14-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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I hope an easy tire question

RV dealers do not have tire changing / tire balancing machines and I never see a 5er at the normal tire shop. So how do I get new tires on a 37 foot 5er? What are the steps?
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:34 AM   #2
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Any Tire Shop ,including Costco, Walmart* will fit Tires to Your Trailer!
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I've pulled 5th wheels into the parking lot at Discount Tire in the past to get Michelin XPS Ribs fitted.

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Assuming there is room in the parking lot to get in/out, any Discount Tire store will change out your tires while hitched up--Big O out west, and Les Schwab? also will do this. Just be sure they DON'T place the jack on the axle itself to gain clearance--frame or spring pads only.
Last spring, my BIL was headed from OKC to Beavers Bend park in SE OK and threw a tread on the trailer. He changed the tire and went back to OKC and had new tires on the trailer and truck (dually) in less than 2 hours time.
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Just be sure they DON'T place the jack on the axle itself to gain clearance--frame or spring pads only.
Good point - I had forgotten about that!! I had to stop the kid at Discount Tire from jacking under one of the axles on a 2000 Jayco Designer XL 3610RLTS. I had to tell him to move the jack under the spring pad. You have to watch 'em as most are probably not familiar with trailer axles.

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RV dealers do not have tire changing / tire balancing machines and I never see a 5er at the normal tire shop. So how do I get new tires on a 37 foot 5er? What are the steps?

Another way is to remove the tires and rim two at a time from the trailer at home and travel to the tire store to have the tires replaced.
I did it this way when I replaced my tires on the trailer a little more work for yourself but then you can service the brakes and grease the axles at the same time. I also used the spare tire to help support the trailer along with 4X4 wood blocking, doing one side at a time.
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So the Steps are (for example). 1.Order tires from Costco,
2.when they come in set up an approx time/date.
3. Tow trailer to crowded parking lot.
4. Go into the store tell them I am there.
5 wait until my turn (hope no.one boxes me in while I am in the store.
6. Back the 5er into their bay
7 make sure the jack up trailer correctly
8 watch as the mount and balance and install tires.
9 when done hope I can get out of their busy parking lot.

Humm - just as I thought. I will probably go to the Costco and order tires then take 2 at a time...maybe all 4 off the trailer myself. Inspect brakes, grease etc. Throw wheels and tires in the bed of the truck and git er done. Thanks for the ideas. Get site with great people.
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Go to a tire dealer?????
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Tire Question

All you need is a tire store with a big parking lot and most can fill your needs.
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Or find a Tire Dealer who also services big trucks. They generally have bays that they can pull your rig into. If a Semi and trailer will fit so will your rig.
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