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Old 03-10-2017, 09:59 AM   #81
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When you own special equipment like a Skoolie and you have a concrete floor work area. Then a wheel dolly is a major work saver. A dolly will easily pay for it self.
https://www.amazon.com/OTC-1769A-Tru.../dp/B000M1H3YI
So what does a steer wheel and tire weigh? I'm guessing they are the heavier of the two.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:02 AM   #82
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When you own special equipment like a Skoolie and you have a concrete floor work area. Then a wheel dolly is a major work saver. A dolly will easily pay for it self.
https://www.amazon.com/OTC-1769A-Tru.../dp/B000M1H3YI
They make a more economical version for about $75.00.
It will take 1200 lb
Can't remember where I saw them. But they are really handy if you are doing bearings or axle seals.

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Old 03-10-2017, 11:55 AM   #83
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depends on the style of RIM.. if you have daytons.. its possible for a man to lift and replace a mounted tire and rim .. of course you have to have the magic to get the wedges on so the wheel isnt wobbly...

with Buds / hub pilot, i wouldnt want to move it without a dolly...

caging the brakes is generally a safe operation as long as you dont crossthread.. thats where the bolt can let go as the threads get destroyed... or if the threads are in bad shape already from age and disintegrate under spring pressure...

its a good idea to make sure the caging bolts are with your bus and are easy to get to in case you need them..

sure, in the event of a simple tow dur to drivetrain failure, a tow-rig can just air up the brake system, however if a diaphram busts, the only way you will move that bus easily is to cage that spring!

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