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Old 12-27-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Looking for tire jack in my RV

I have no idea whether or not my RV would have come with a tire jack, can anyone tell me whether it would and where the jack would be in the RV? It is a Thor Chateau if that helps, I have no idea what year.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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Ford, Chev, Dodge, VIN?
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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Welcome to irv2.com. Probably not. My rig is also made by Thor. It came with a spare tire but the literature that I had said to call roadside assistance or a mobile tire service if I had a flat. I would think that you would need a heavy duty and/or hydraulic jack for an RV, which would be a space and weight problem to store.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:44 AM   #5
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I have no idea whether or not my RV would have come with a tire jack, can anyone tell me whether it would and where the jack would be in the RV? It is a Thor Chateau if that helps, I have no idea what year.
. I have a jayco. ClassC. And no jack. If I were to need one I would call someone.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #6
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Usual problem is the torque needed for the lug nuts, especially on the larger RVs. 500 ft-lbs is not uncommon which means often a lot more to get them undone.
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I carry my jack and other tire changing tools in my wallet. A Coach-Net ERS card with their phone number.
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I carry my jack and other tire changing tools in my wallet. A Coach-Net ERS card with their phone number.
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All very convenient if you stay on the interstates and never venture beyond a phone service, but we like to go where there are no phones and no people.
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As with everything, there are two sides to an issue, situation, or story.

For those of you who are "Checkbook mechanics", a charge card and Coach Net membership can solve almost any problem.

A class C motorhome on a Ford chassis will have lug nut torque that can be handled by an ordinary human. Also, a 5 ton bottle jack can be purchased at Harbor Freight for under $50. Along with a wheel chock, there is no reason why someone with minimal skills can't change a tire. Further, basic mechanical skills can go a long way to solving problems with your RV and reducing those $100 per hour repair bills.

Again, there is not one answer, merely different ways to address a problem.

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With the class C, the best thing to do is to get a 8 or 10 ton hydraulic bottle jack. The chassis manufacturers jacks are junk.

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On my C, I purchased a deep socket for the lug nuts, a 16" extension and a breaker bar to loosen the lug nuts. I also greased the threads while I had the wheels off.
Word of caution though, the wheels are heavy. I have a six ton bottle jack to jack the axle up. It is not an easy task, but it can be done. Honestly, my first choice is always to call a road service. But if I was in situation as was mentioned, you could change the tire or ask someone to help with minimal tools.
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