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Old 08-03-2017, 03:39 PM   #15
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Our swivel seats came with boosters, I put one in front of my chair to put my feet "up". Favorite place to relax now in the motorhome.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #16
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Our roadside assistance appears to be good for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is a real benefit as coachnet has raised it's prices up. I think it was $249 year when I last checked.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:05 PM   #17
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Road assistance is nice if you are in a place close to a city or big town. However, if you are in the middle of no where, good luck. I know by personal experience, long...wait.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:13 AM   #18
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The switch above the mirror control is for the mirrors electric defogger.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:17 AM   #19
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The switch above the mirror control is for the mirrors electric defogger.
Beat me to it...
Heated mirrors are a nice option that will keep them clear in inclement, {rain, fog, cold etc.} weather. I use ours on a regular basis.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:04 AM   #20
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I carry 2 -20-ton bottle jacks , and a few pieces of 4x4s , mounted my spare tire on a F-350 ford carrier to my frame , made some brackets . And I carry a Milwaukee 1/2 fuel battery operated impact gun . But if road side assistance is 100$ for the year ???? Then they can come and change my tires
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:20 PM   #21
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I like your thinking on the spare tire. Shows forethought and rigor.

Take a spare tire. Trust me. Been there and done that! Growing up we camped all the time. Every year it seemed like we were helping someone with a flat tire. Tire stores aren't 24-7. Road side assistance is spotty.

Think about your tool load out. If you are a battery powered tool nut like me, go ahead and get a 1/2 impact for loosening lug nuts. My makita set has a really great work light and a radio we take camping also. I'm going to get the cordless vacuum and the blower this winter for cleaning the interior and blowing off my my awning and ground mats and roof when camping in the woods. Pack a 1/2"" torque wrench to re-tighten your lug nuts. Pack a 12 volt mini air compressor and a bottle jack. If you're on a budget you can get it all at harbor freight for not much $ and you have piece of mind.

My camper has a spare tire carrier that looks like it came with the camper welded to the rear bumper. Amazon has them for $35.00 that bolt around the rear bumper.

Get your tools and then practice rotating your tires once or twice to know what your doing.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:02 AM   #22
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I Don't think most people will find a torque wrench at HF that will do class C wheels. You will find a good deal at Home Depot. They have a 250 ft lb torque wrench in the $80-90 range. Mine was made in the USA. Add sockets and extensions and a way to get the hub caps off.

Most of us don't rotate tires. I bought the wrench when I had to pull my duals to put on valve stem extensions.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:42 PM   #23
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Found this on mine: http://idn.tweddle.com/media/bundle-...n%20Manual.pdf
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:05 AM   #24
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The switch above the mirror control is for the mirrors electric defogger.
Thanks!

That is what I suspected. Interesting there is no clue. Usually the wavy lines.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:10 AM   #25
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My Leprechaun came with swivel chairs and spare tire from the factory. So, there is a way to make both possible.
Mine too. But no lug wrench or jack. And you need a lug wrench to lower the tire.

I got the hydraulic levelers on my motorhome. Took a while to realize I can lift the front or rear tires off the ground with them.
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John, I faced the same quandry. I am a fairly fit juvenile senior citizen. SWMBO pointed out that for the RV Show in Raleigh next weekend, I qualify for the Sr citizen discount. We bought a Thor Quantum in March 2017. I am more than qualified to change my own tires on an E450.

I bought a new wheel and Reese hitch tire carrier off of Amazon, and a matching nearly new tire from Craigslist. I was looking for a short term solution as my plan is an OEM cable storage system from a F-350 (if it will cross over ok). I already have a 8 ton jack and booku cribbling. I also bought a four way lug wrench and I have a 48 inch torque multiplier. The coach has hydraulic levelers that will work if the circumstances permit. We just enrolled with Coach-Net as we are getting ready to start traveling way outside of my comfort zone of knowing who I can call for what.

If I can change it I will, if not I can make a call. I have the tire already mounted so that won't be an issue and I don't have to worry about buying a much overpriced Michelin, or worse yet another tire because a Michelin wasn't available. I have less than $325 invested in a big piece of mind. I also have a generator and electric impact wrench, but I think getting it out and putting it back would take longer that not using it.
I appreciate the tips about the Ford roadside assistance and will look into that also.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:00 PM   #27
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I don't carry a spare as I wouldn't be able to change a tire if I did especially a dually. I have belonged to Coachnet for many years. Our previous motorhomes were class A DP and there were no way I could have changed one of their tires. I have traveled all over the country while full-timing for 6 years so I trust Coachnet. I have Michelin tires on my RV and always have I trust them, plus I never let my tires get older than 6 years. Have fun in your travels!
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:01 AM   #28
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A 20ton bottle jack has absolutely no problem jacking up the rear of a MH, and changing a dually is not rocket science. Been there, done that.

My current class A has 19.5" wheels that are torqued to 450-500 ft lbs . The coach came with a spare and a lug wrench, but it (the lug wrench) only has about a 2' bar; no way could I break the lugs loose (or re-tighten) with that. So I added a 5' pipe to fit over that 2' bar. Now, at least I CAN change a flat if I have to.

I often camp in areas that the cell service is sketchy, at best, and sometimes non-existent. I also often camp quite a ways from pavement. I have waited for 4+ hours for AAA, and I have also been told that they won't come to where I'm at. Because of all that, I will never be on the road without a spare and the tools necessary to change it, regardless of whether I have roadside service or not.
My experience has been the same. It can be done alone and may take an hour or two. But then the Aid companies can take 6 hours or more to reach you.
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