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Old 08-17-2007, 09:22 PM   #15
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Would you "fix" the bad tire or simple replace? Will most good tire shops carry the tire size for my Airstream?
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As long as the tire has not been "run flat" or run low on pressure (evidence is a groove worn on the outside of the sidewall, and runner shavings inside the tire), and the hole is not too large, it can be repaired. With a patch, not a plug, and with the tire guy rebalancing the tire, not marking the locations of the wheel weights with a crayon, and hammering them back on. the best I have seen is called a "patchplug", that fills the hole made by the nail, and covering the hole on the inside as well.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:26 PM   #16
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Thanks Moosetags
I've been debating on whether or not I should change the tire myself......never having changed a tire before is it better to have the paid moron do it or myself? Will I be able to get it tight enough? The last guy that changed my car tire stood and jumped on the lug wrench to tighten it. (yes AAA guy)
Say I do do it myself.....what are the correct steps to take?
I guess I should learn at some point!
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Get a Sears torque wrench and do it yourself. You'll know it's done right.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:44 PM   #17
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Using a Jack?

The owner's manual for my 22' AS says there is a jack plate welded underneath. Many on the forum have said to not use a jack. What about using this jack plate? Dare I try this?

Maunual Quote:

"To CHANGE A TIRE with a jack see the
label affixed to the underbelly to the rear of
the wheels. This label, says JACK with an
arrow and points to a plate riveted to the
mainframe rail where the jack head must be
placed. A flat tire may also be changed
without the aid of a jack. Drive the unit up
on a ramp 8 wide, 6 high, and about 3 feet
long at its base. Position the good tire on the
ramp. This will raise the flat tire clear of the
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:41 PM   #18
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thanks Moosetags
questions/answers sure lead to more questions.
which torque wrench to buy? Kragens 45.00 - Sears (up to) hundreds of dollars!!
How many pounds of torque are we talking about?
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:56 PM   #19
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Sorry for the dumb questions

like this one?
Craftsman 44600 Tire Torque Wrench, 1/2 in. Square Drive at Sears.com
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:08 AM   #20
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That will more than do the job
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:56 AM   #21
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For the best of me, I just can't imagine why anyone would use a jack when you have the plastic blocks or even blocks of wood. It's extremely rare that you would have two flats on one side but I suppose it does happen. And even so, you can only change one tire at a time.

At the California Streamers Summer Rally I had a slow "valve" leak on the way up to the Rally which I used the spare. With my portable air compressor I was able to ensure that the proper pressure was on the spare. Had a total blowout on the way back. ( see picture of tire)

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Had to find a repair facility on a Sunday. Thank goodness for Sears Tire stores that are normally open on Sundays.

It definitely pays to check the air in your spare at least quarterly.
Of course, you'll have to put up with the embarrassment of the ugly steel rim on the AS.

I now consider myself an experienced AS tire changer.
What I do recommend as I mentioned earlier is a good mini air compressor with a long enough hose to put air in your tires.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth.

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thanks Moosetags
questions/answers sure lead to more questions.
which torque wrench to buy? Kragens 45.00 - Sears (up to) hundreds of dollars!!
How many pounds of torque are we talking about?
An inexpensinve "click-type" torque wrench is sufficient. I found one at Dollar General for $20, don't think I would go that cheap. $50 or so would be about right, wheel torque is 95-105.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #23
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Torque Wrench

Actually, having worked in a calibration lab for a while the Click type torque wrench is the most inaccurate because of dismal repeatability.
The most consistantly accurate, and does not require calibration is the old simple deflecting beam (long pointer on a scale).
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The old Cheap ones, as long as the pointer isn't draging.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #26
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An inexpensinve "click-type" torque wrench is sufficient. I found one at Dollar General for $20, don't think I would go that cheap. $50 or so would be about right, wheel torque is 95-105.
Thanks overlander63
I just bought a torque wrench from Sears....109.00!
The AS manual states
Torque aluminum wheels to 110 ft.lbs. and sttel to 95 ft.lbs
Is it wise to follow these weights?

We also got the tire off the AS using the suggested method....worked great!
The tire has to be replaced. Two nails with one too close to the side to fix.
The tire had to be ordered and will be ready on Monday.

The trailer sits with only three wheels (good wheel still propped up)
Is it ok to leave it like this until we pick up the new tire?

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Also after changing a tire, remember to re-check the torque on lug nuts down the road about 50 miles, give or take. I always do this for the peace of mind. (and the factory always recommends it)
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