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Old 07-02-2015, 11:39 PM   #11
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I have duallies on the rear but I'll be packing a spare "just in case". Much cheaper to change one than call someone to go way out if boondocking. No big deal...my Milwaukee impact wrench can handle lug nuts.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:45 PM   #12
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500 ft lbs isn't that with the right tools.

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Old 07-02-2015, 11:47 PM   #13
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I wouldnt even change one at home. Coachnet....
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:24 AM   #14
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we carry one, tire and rim mounted was $50 (not a recap and not alot of tread) it's enough to keep us going on our trip, I do not want to spend $600 plus because we didn't have one
Coachnet to change it out, in an emergency or no service etc, I have a torque multiplier, a couple jack stands(for torque multiplier use ) and breaker bars etc as well as a bottle jack and 4 pcs of aluminum to use as a safety stand/block under axle

best bet is a credit card and a tire service
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:45 AM   #15
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I am making plans to build a rear bumper based carrier that will mount a tire on a wheel and allow it to swing down to the ground for the nice younger man.
All my 1100-series Humvees showed up with one, similar to the one shown. Made it a helluva lot easier than trying to drop it off the roof, and then get it back on. Unless the TACPs screwed up, and ran the turnbuckle the wrong way.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #16
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Cool Scooter.

Mine will be based on this design, using the bumper rather than the hitch receiver.
Simpson Tire Mount - Carry a spare without a care.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:11 AM   #17
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Mine will tuck in under the rear deck I am building and will fit via a hinged, drop down carrier that is operated by a simple hand crank winch (these tires are HEAVY!). Keeping it out of the sun will also help it last longer without the need for a UV cover.

Like they say about guns..."I'd rather have one and not need it...than need one and not have it."
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:58 PM   #18
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Many home brew jeeps on pirate 4x4 have swing down spare tire mounts.

I like the ones on the big 8 wheel drive army tucks better. Unlike the hummer, the 8 wheel trucks have a tire closer to the size of a bus.

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Old 07-03-2015, 08:29 PM   #19
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That Simpson Tire Mount sounds nice but my question is "How many years of service can I get from CoachNet or AAA for $650.00.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:03 PM   #20
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That Simpson Tire Mount sounds nice but my question is "How many years of service can I get from CoachNet or AAA for $650.00.
If you don't have a tire, they will bring you one...At what cost? Tain't free Lot of bux for the tire carrier for sure but if you have a tire on a wheel, the cost should be the cost of a tip for the tire guy.
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