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Old 03-10-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Unhitching when changing tires?

Quick question...should I unhitch my AS from my TV when changing a tire?
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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I've had tires changed several times while hitched.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:48 AM   #3
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When I had my tires replaced at a commercial large truck and trailer tire shop they requested that I disconnect the weight distribution system. Did that and they went right to work. I did not disconnect the hitch from the ball. This is the shop that most of the local RV dealerships have do their suspensions and tire work.
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Safer to replace tires hitched, IMO. Releasing the WD bars is probably a good idea, less stress on the hitch.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:08 PM   #5
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I've done it all ways (sigh). No problems any way: hitched, unhitched, weight distribution on, weight distribution off.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:11 PM   #6
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Over the years, I have changed three blowouts on the side of the road. I have never unhitched, nor would I consider doing so.

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I leave our rigs hitched when changing a tire. Having the tow vehicle attached with the parking brake set and wheels chocked provides an extra measure of safety for us.
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