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SidecarFlip

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Posted: 06/19/19 09:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azdryheat wrote:

Can you change your own tires? I carry an 8 ton bottle jack and an electric hammer wrench to take off the lug nuts. Had to change an inner dually blowout three years ago. Glad I was equipped to fix things.


Exactly. I carry the necessary tools for a tire change on the road, always. Done t before, will probably do it again. RV' ing is about being prepared not caught on the side of the road with your drawers down and at the mercy of someone else who may or may not be competent. In fact, I've never had roadside insurance and don't need it.


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I did my own work for years now I,m older than dirt can,t handle the job need some help ,so we don,t know if the op is a elder person or a young guy, but I have coach net used them three times and had great service.

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Posted: 06/19/19 01:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Can you change your own tires? I carry an 8 ton bottle jack and an electric hammer wrench to take off the lug nuts. Had to change an inner dually blowout three years ago. Glad I was equipped to fix things.


Exactly. I carry the necessary tools for a tire change on the road, always. Done t before, will probably do it again. RV' ing is about being prepared not caught on the side of the road with your drawers down and at the mercy of someone else who may or may not be competent. In fact, I've never had roadside insurance and don't need it.


This has got me thinking, might just add my air impact wrench to the truck bed tool box! Have a constant use Viair 150 psi compressor and a 2.5 gallon tank installed on the Ram. Even if I needed to fully recharge the tank for each lug it would only take about 16 minutes of tine for all eight lugs.


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Posted: 06/19/19 01:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Midnightsadie in a similar situation, if Coach Net on any of those three occasions had dispatched a roadside service guy who did not have the right jack and tools to change your dually I venture to guess that you carry a breaker bar, spare tire, torque wrench, jack and appropriate sockets to allow the service guy to do the repair and get you on your way. And you would not cast your fate to the wind because anyone older than dirt knows Murphy's Law.

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Posted: 06/19/19 06:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL yep. I even hand them the right tool.

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To those that advocate carrying their own tools in case the service guy doesn't have them....do you carry everything you need to repair your transmission if that fails? How about changing a drive shaft? How about a radiator? Do you carry a welding machine and torch in case you might need them?

I don't want to carry a garage with me just in case something happens, that's why I have roadside assistance. There is always the risk the person showing up to help is unprepared, if he is, I'll wait for the next one.

I've got more important things to bring along like golf clubs.


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rdhetrick wrote:

To those that advocate carrying their own tools in case the service guy doesn't have them....do you carry everything you need to repair your transmission if that fails? How about changing a drive shaft? How about a radiator? Do you carry a welding machine and torch in case you might need them?

I don't want to carry a garage with me just in case something happens, that's why I have roadside assistance. There is always the risk the person showing up to help is unprepared, if he is, I'll wait for the next one.

I've got more important things to bring along like golf clubs.


That will work, if you break down near a golf course. [emoticon]
I'd rather haul some basic tools for the vehicle specific fails that can really slow you down, rather than wait for someone to show up and not be able to help you. I don't expect them to rebuild the motor if it drops a valve, but if they're just one tool or part shy of a successful repair, why not cover your own bases? Better to two putt for par, than take a bogey.


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Posted: 06/20/19 10:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did anyone else read the OP has had two tire failures on a 2002 vehicle? 16 years old, how old are the tires?
The second failure, you would think the tire shop would have looked at tire conditions all the way around and manufacture dates?
Seems odd...[emoticon]


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I know we are all of different age and abilities but I will never let anyone change my tires except me. I carry the proper sockets, breaker bar, jack and will never strip or cross thread a lug nut as I know how much is involved in changing them will a full floating rear end. If a tow truck or highway service truck showed up while I was on the side of the road they may either stay there as protection barricade or leave.


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rdhetrick wrote:

To those that advocate carrying their own tools in case the service guy doesn't have them....do you carry everything you need to repair your transmission if that fails? How about changing a drive shaft? How about a radiator? Do you carry a welding machine and torch in case you might need them?

I don't want to carry a garage with me just in case something happens, that's why I have roadside assistance. There is always the risk the person showing up to help is unprepared, if he is, I'll wait for the next one.

I've got more important things to bring along like golf clubs.


Repair a Transmission? No but Yes to changing a U-Joint or radiator. Both take one or two sockets, wrenches and a screw driver.

Our last trip required a oil pressure sender to be changed and the fan belt after it got sprayed in oil. Both done in the Napa parking lot with basic hand tools. No tow truck required, in and out in 15 minutes.

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