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Old 12-10-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2003 24' Winnebago Minnie. It is on a 2002 Ford E450 Dually Chassis. Previous owner left me no Jack or tools to change tires. I don't have a clue as to what I need to buy. Can anyone tell me what type of Jack and Lug Wrenches I need? Tires are 16" and I don't have leveling jacks.
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I recently purchased a 2003 24' Winnebago Minnie. It is on a 2002 Ford E450 Dually Chassis. Previous owner left me no Jack or tools to change tires. I don't have a clue as to what I need to buy. Can anyone tell me what type of Jack and Lug Wrenches I need? Tires are 16" and I don't have leveling jacks.
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Glad you spoke up. I have a Cambria on an E-450 chassis and I haven't found a jack anywhere on it. I will be watching the responses to this.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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I will be interested in this answer as well. I did not think that Class "C" Motorhomes came with a jack as they would not have a place to mount the jack on the rear of the MH and would most likely not encounter a conventional jack capable of lifting the weight.
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They do not supply jacks for them. You will need to see what size lug nuts are on it, get a large 4-way lug wrench and a 3' to 4' length of "cheater" pipe for leverage. Something about 2" in diameter should work fine.

For a jack, get a 3 or 4 ton bottle jack and carry a selection of 2x6 and such to support the jacl on soft ground. Also carry some good wheel chocks to chock before jacking.

You will also need a spare if it does not have one. Most C's have one mounted under the rear.

To jack it yo will have to get down and under to place the jack under the spring pads in the rear and under the lower I-Beam close to the wheel.

If is a lot harder than jacking and changing the tire on a car. The tire and wheel is a lot heavier.

we carry ERS and give them a call first. If it will be a long wait, I'll go ahead and change the tire.

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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Sears (and auto parts stores) sell half-inch socket components that will work very well. Measure the lug nuts exactly and that'll give you the proper socket size. Then get a 12-inch extension to make the reach easier.

The previous comment about the bottle jack makes sense except I'd get a 10 ton model since they're only a few bucks more than a 4 ton model.

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I use 12 ton bottle jacks under the front when I change oil and filter and for greasing the chassis. I do not carry them with me, they are to heavy. I will call roadside for that sort of thing.
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In the Minnie we had the spare was indeed mounted under the rear. After a couple of years of luck not needing it I am not sure as rusted as the mounting bolts for it were it would be an easy job to get it out. We never worried about a jack or the spare though. AAA RV plus would change it or tow us so I never considered changing a tire. Cheap peace of mind that also worked for the other vehicles.
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eparra Welcome to iRV2 I hope you got the answer to your question. You'll find that when ever you need help you'll get all lot of responses.
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I also have a E-450 Ford chassis.. It didn't come with a jack either. I tried the 6 ton bottle jack that I use on my pickup truck. You have to put the jack under the rear axle on the back, inside from the inner most dually wheel. It was way to much work to lay under the MH and move the jack handle up and down. I bought a 12 ton jack at Walmart for about $42.00. It worked so much easier, took the strain off of my back while working the jack handle while laying down. Northern Tool.com also sells jacks cheaper than Walmart, but you have to pay shipping.
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Is the 12 ton jack a bottle jack also or a floor jack?
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Get a ERS contract every year and let them worry about having jacks & equipment to change any flats you may have.
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I recently purchased a 2003 24' Winnebago Minnie. It is on a 2002 Ford E450 Dually Chassis. Previous owner left me no Jack or tools to change tires. I don't have a clue as to what I need to buy. Can anyone tell me what type of Jack and Lug Wrenches I need? Tires are 16" and I don't have leveling jacks.
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I also have 16" wheels, and I have a 6-ton bottle jack and several thick boards if I had to do that. I also have a heavy duty socket set for this. Having said this, I also carry 'coachnet' and that is my FIRST choice!!

would only attempt to do 'front' , or outside 'rear' tires. I would not try
to do the inside period. This would have to be some type of REAL emergency.

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eparra,

The 12 ton is a bottle jack. I carry it with me as I have had flat tires in places where there is no cell phone service. I do have Good Sams Emergency Road Service and they are very good, but at times I had to wait five hours for the tire changing company to get to me. Good Sams asks you for your location and then finds a local service facility that is willing to come to you. Rather than wait around I have changed the tire myself if the wait is to long and I'm in a safe envirnoment-traffic wise. I have had no trouble changing the inside dually tire, although I would'nt want to do it without adequate room well away from highway traffic.
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You do not want to get too big of a jack. It needs to be able to fit under the spring brackets with a flat tire. Too tall and you won't be able to jack it up. You also wantt o be able to get a 2 x ? unit as base for soft ground.

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