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Old 08-21-2015, 07:37 PM   #1461
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The wine, sold separately, is "The Prisoner", to be served only to your finest guests!

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Sweet looking accouterments! The fact that there is wine involved 10+!
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #1462
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I picked up a couple of shiny "aluminum looking" things for the motor home!
lucky guy, my shiny "aluminum looking" things always end up looking a lot different
Must be nice to have a perfect MH
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:51 AM   #1463
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lucky guy, my shiny "aluminum looking" things always end up looking a lot different
Must be nice to have a perfect MH

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Old 08-22-2015, 06:57 PM   #1464
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Had my first flat tire ever today...driving down the freeway...at 70mph...in my truck!

Ok, ok! It wasn't in the motor home. Yup, I've had plenty of flat tires, just never at highway speeds. Glad I had a working spare. Ok, and I'm never going to smirk at those folks ever again on the side of the highway changing a tire...since that was me today.

Actually headed to the ranch. I was going to take the MH out for a night or two, but maybe just one night now that I have to get a new tire on Monday.

Point of my story is I have not carried a spare for the motor home since I've had it and my dad removed the space "decades" ago. Should I put that monster spare back on the rear bumper?
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:54 PM   #1465
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I would...if you have it, you will never need it, plus it looks good as it is original equipment !
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:32 AM   #1466
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Had my first flat tire ever today...driving down the freeway...at 70mph...in my truck!
Makes for an exciting event doesn't it!

Back in 1977 I had a rear flat on my Harley at 75 mph. Freaky situation. I finally got slowed down and in control just inches away from hitting a barbed wire fence running along the highway. Hope to never repeat that event

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Point of my story is I have not carried a spare for the motor home since I've had it and my dad removed the space "decades" ago. Should I put that monster spare back on the rear bumper?
I plan on carrying a spare on my Argosy and I'm glad we had a spare on the 310 as the first trip bringing it home it had a rear dually flat. Had to have a service truck come and swap tires but that didn't take long. Also had a flat on a 83 Winnebago on the rear inner dually. I had an electric impact with me and a jack so I was able to change the tire that night (11 pm) and was back on the road in under two hours.

Yeah, I think a spare is a good idea!

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Old 08-23-2015, 08:23 AM   #1467
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Oh yeah, and by the way don't forget a good 8 ton bottle jack and a cordless impact gun!
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:28 AM   #1468
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Oh yeah, and by the way don't forget a good 8 ton bottle jack and a cordless impact gun!
Just be careful as not all cordless impact guns are created equal and being that someone told me the torque settings are 175 ft/lbs (this maybe incorrect but it's the shop I do work with that told me this) for our wheels, knowing what final impact torque the gun puts out will be important as you don't want to under or over tighten.

I do believe Ingersoll Rand makes a very sweet impact gun but.....pricey.

I decided to do the opposite and bought a cheap workable corded impact gun I can run off the generator with a cord and spent the rest on a very good torque wrench.

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Old 08-23-2015, 10:41 AM   #1469
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to torque the lugnuts is one thing to untorque them a whole different story.
A section of a fencepost has worked for me in the past
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:14 PM   #1470
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I carry good spares on both mine. I was able to replace both spares with two year old tires when I replaced all 6 with Michelins. The front tires had just been replaced. The rears looked like something you would see on an 80 year old manure spreader sitting behind the barn.

A carry a bottle jack suitable for the load along with blocks. Generally I can lift it with the HWH and block it up. I have a good 3/4" breaker bar and a 4 foot piece of DOM tubing for a little extra Archimedes action. I've never had a problem breaking them loose. I also have a line painted on the tub at 2 foot. My 200 lb butt at 2 foot = 400 ft lbs.

After watching Cletus attack my 94 with an air impact, I'd rather break them loose and torque them myself.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:02 PM   #1471
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Old Archimedes would tell you to skip the jack and use a longer fence post! But then there's that problem of having arms that are too short to get the block under the axle.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:31 PM   #1472
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Hate to admit it, but when I owned the 345, I used the leveling system to change all of the rear tires, one side at a time. I understand its not supposed to be used for that, but, darn, it works well.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:29 PM   #1473
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I decided to do the opposite and bought a cheap workable corded impact gun I can run off the generator with a cord and spent the rest on a very good torque wrench.

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Tony, I used a corded electric impact as well to change the tire on the Winnebago. I had all the race gear with me as I was coming home from a race so I had all sorts of tools with me. I would also suggest one of those halogen work lights that sits on the floor. Working at night along side the interstate it's always nice to have illumination!

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Old 08-23-2015, 05:40 PM   #1474
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Just be careful as not all cordless impact guns are created equal and being that someone told me the torque settings are 175 ft/lbs (this maybe incorrect but it's the shop I do work with that told me this) for our wheels, knowing what final impact torque the gun puts out will be important as you don't want to under or over



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But a 4 foot hunk of heavy wall DOM makes an excellent bat for pesky bears. Torque specs for the 360 6 lug wheels is 375-400. 175 sounds is probably correct for the smaller lug nuts. Check your specs.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:06 PM   #1475
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Disappointed and frustrated!

My Parallax line/generator transfer switch has taken a crap. It switches "off" of line power under a load such as with the A/C on. It's only four years old. Corporate profit taking has ensured us a generation of poor quality! This isn't the only thing I've installed that has crapped out in short order. Very interesting that the original switch was still working after 30 years even with the corrosion and rust in it.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:08 PM   #1476
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I'm replacing the transfer switch with low tech...I can't be fixing things on the MH now every time I want to use it!
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:51 AM   #1477
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Nothing beats a manual - double pole double throw at the correct amperage rating.
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Nothing beats a manual - double pole double throw at the correct amperage rating.
But you still have to remember to switch off the load by it's of switch so that the arcing doesn't happen at the generator
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:49 PM   #1479
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Yup, I agree. I always make it a habit to do that. I even throw the breaker on the pedestal before plugging and unplugging the power cord.

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Old 08-30-2015, 03:51 PM   #1480
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I'm even going lower tech with just a 30amp receptacle.

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