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Lynnmor

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Posted: 12/09/20 07:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I dropped AAA years ago because they don't offer RV service in my area. I wonder how folks passing thru this area are served if they call for service. I don't plan on calling anyone for a trailer tire change, towing would be my only need for a service plan. Even though I have air and electric impact wrenches at home, I do all wheel work with manual tools, and I am 3/4 of a century old.





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Posted: 12/09/20 08:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

wopachop wrote:

If the issue is getting older then ditch the breaker bar idea.


Old?
I’m 48


Sorry was talking to something i read from the OP.

Freeway Flyer 05 wrote:

Problem is I am getting older and not as coordinated!!!


Haha I was joking, saying that I’m 48 and use an impact every time unless I don’t have one around!
Nothing to do with age. It’s like using a reel mower when they make mowers that go by themselves. Or them hedge clippers that look like a big pair of scissors when you could put the sickle mower attachment in the Stihl Kombi!


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Posted: 12/09/20 08:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“ Even though I have air and electric impact wrenches at home, I do all wheel work with manual tools, and I am 3/4 of a century old.”

First question would be....why?

Maybe I’m just jealous because I’m not at the point where I’m looking for slower, harder ways to do things to pass the time...lol

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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I pushed speed dial "CoachNet" and was on my way in 30 minutes after a young guy showed up. That's what I pay roadside insurance for.


30 minutes??? That must be a world record.

Just re read. How long from phone call to his arrival?

When I had a tire issue It took start to finish with spare replaced and tools put away 30 minutes with lugs PROPERLY torqued. Wife said don’t we have coverage for that??? I said yes but how long do you want to set here waiting for their arrival?

From call to done about 30 minutes, just south of Albuquerque. I asked if he wanted me to sign and he said he had already been paid.

Longest I ever had to wait was about 2hrs when I lost the HP pump on my diesel near Mnacos CO, 5W hooked. Two trucks from Durango, closest tow that could handle the job, tow truck and 1 ton dully. Towed to Cortez truck to shop camper to RV park. Driver said $900+, sign here. The best part of this one, I had a new 5W I had forgot to transfer to the policy. The customer service lady I was on the phone with said no problem, give me the Vin & info on your new one. Done


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Posted: 12/09/20 09:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

I dont understand how anyone can afford an RV or a cheap beat up trailer and not have AAA.
In 20 years I have had one tow for $80 cash. Very affordable.

Yes that means I do my own jump starts and my own tire service. Otherwise I just call some locals if I need something but very rare. Now if I had 19.5 or 22.5 tires and 450 ft-lb lugs I might think different.


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Posted: 12/09/20 10:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use this impact driver to remove my truck's lug nuts: Craftsman 19.2v C3 1/2" Impact Wrench. link


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valhalla360 wrote:

Do you have an air compressor?

We have a small portable unit and in a pinch, I could power it with the generator. A $30 pnuematic impact wrench should do the trick.
I do have a pneumatic wrench at home, but it requires a strong rate of flow to work.

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wopachop wrote:

If the issue is getting older then ditch the breaker bar idea. Break them loose and then ratchet them off by hand? Screw that. Get an electric impact. Cheap or expensive. Dont have to trust their claimed torque rating but got to think its ballpark. Good enough to compare models.


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Grit dog wrote:

And back on topic, to the OP, yes that would be a good cordless impact wrench for changing tires.
Personally I wouldn’t invest in the combo with the ratchet.
I’ve never found much use for my air ratchets. It’s either by hand or with a small hex drive impact driver.
Air or electric ratchets are well suited for production work like engine rebuilding and handy in tight areas where you can’t get much of a turn on a ratchet.
A better combo would be a 1/2” impact and impact driver, or a cordless drill if you don’t have a good one.


I have had some recent situations where my old variable speed cordless couldn't get in. If I had a low profile ratchet driver, woulda been great.

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Posted: 12/10/20 05:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

If the issue is getting older then ditch the breaker bar idea. Break them loose and then ratchet them off by hand? Screw that. Get an electric impact. Cheap or expensive. Dont have to trust their claimed torque rating but got to think its ballpark. Good enough to compare models.


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