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Old 07-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #11
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Re: Maiden Voyage

I too was under the impression (pretty sure I read it someplace) that Good Sam changed tires for free. Like Coachnet, they DO charge for the tire if you don't have a space (no problem). Perhaps things have changed. Based on what I have read on the RV forums, I choose Coachnet when we hit the road again.

Some of you sound you travel with our luck. We EXPECT a break down other than a flat. Or are we the normal ones?
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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You areright Lorna....every trip with any vehicle I plan for the worst
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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its a good idea to always travel with a spare tire. many busses have them underneith unless "borrowed" . also a good jack and 1in air wrench n hose is handy cause you can often change a tire out way sooner than waiting 3hrs for the tow truck to change it. i would never travel without a spare tire for the bus, and all trailers, etc., and the proper tools.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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I always carry more than I could possible need...... Food, water, tools, spare tire, Jacks, spare parts, blankets, coats, hats, gloves and more tire chains, shovels, sand.... tarps.... just in case.
I figger if I've got a spare it won't break but just let me leave home without it and boom!

DW ask what if we break down? I told her we would pull off the side of the road, set up a mail box and plant some flowers...
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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I dont have a spare, really dont have room for one, really dont want to lift it, or change it anyway. If I get a flat on the rear should be able to limp into the next town and hope for a repair. if I blow a steer tire , have one taken off the rear and place it on the front, you can make to the next town. my tires are like new so hopefully less chance of a flat, when i do get new tires ill keep one as a spare not sure where to put ,figure out in the mean time.
CAA does to flat changes for free.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:09 PM   #16
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We do not have a spare either. More to the point we do not want a spare. I'm afraid that David would have another heart attack if he tried changing one of the tires on the bus. At 51, I'm too old to be trying to change a tire on the bus and to be honest, I don't think I can anymore. Back when I was younger and installing cabinets, no problem. Now... no problem, call Coach net!

Seriously, David had to change the tire on the Class C a few years ago and hefting the tire around on the side of the interstate wasn't easy. I do not want to attempt to move the behemoths that's on the bus.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #17
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If you're up to jacking up 8 plus tons, breaking nuts loose that may take 1000 foot-lbs, dismounting several hundred pounds of tire on rim, then do the reverse--though only about 450 foot-pounds of torque, all on the side of the road; go for it. Plus you've got to find a place to put the tire and all that other stuff. Most just buy breakdown insurance, and travel with a credit card with some serious headroom.
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