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Old 11-07-2014, 07:53 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Cannonball View Post
OK, the tire repair saga is over and done. However, in an effort to save other Forum members some of the grief I experienced, I am posting a list of what is now "on board" as my tire change kit:

1. 6 ton bottle jack;
2. Set of Lynx levelers (I used 3);
3. Two pieces of scrap wood, roughly the same dimensions as the Lynx levelers (used on top & bottom of levelers to provide flat surface);
4. Wheel chocks for opposite tire;
5. 19" Craftsman breaker bar, 1/2" drive;
6. Set of three Craftsman extensions, 1/2" drive;
7. 3/4", 6 point, deep set Craftsman socket, 1/2" drive;
8. Craftsman torque wrench, 1/2" drive;
9. Old school "T" lug wrench; worthless for most anything, but you can use it to spin the lugs down real fast prior to applying proper torque. Plus, it belonged to my father, and looks cool;
10. Tire gauge;
11. Air compressor to plug into 12v outlet in truck to air up spare (do this before mounting the spare on the Airstream, please!);
12. Small flask of good quality bourbon for post tire change celebration.
It would appear that #12 is obviously the most important item in the tool box. In the event that a repair operation does not go well, you can still have a good drink and forget about it.

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