Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-03-2015, 09:14 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
Rick can you physically lift one of those tires off the ground to install? Many of us cannot and have to wait for road service anyway.. it is one of the reasons they stopped putting spares on rigs your size.. Best bet is to have a good road side ERS and let them deal with it.. just think about the costs of the extra tire and rim, the weight penalty and the space they take up... Tires like you have on that rig don't often go flat as long as you care for them and inspect on a regular basis.
__________________

__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
GrayHawk51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 415
Seann, like you I am fighting father time!

Not that long ago l could lift a 40 gal water heater by myself. The other day the WH went out and I went to Homies Depot and as best I tried... couldn't do it ! ( . Had to call one of the store's help.... bummer.

This is why I posted this topic...The feed back.

My only concern is not having a spare tire and getting "screwed" and paying double for a tire. But I agree with you. Tough enough changing a TT tire (which I did last year on the Airstream).

The other day one of the guys posted the response ..If you want to change your tire yourself where to put the jacks without damage to the carriage. I don't know if I'm willing to take the risk of screwing up my frame to save a few dollars (which in the end could cost even more!)

Like you I have Coach-Net and AAA... You pay for the service.. Use the service!

S/
Rick
__________________

__________________
2015 GrayHawk 29MV/Toad - 2015 Frontier
-------

Any man can treat a lady right for one night, but it takes a great man to treat her right for the rest of her life.
GrayHawk51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 01:02 PM   #13
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,052
I think the owner should still know where to jack the rig. My experience with road service people is most of them don't know either.

If the owner does know,he can be quality control for the tire changer.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 01:47 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
GrayHawk51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 415
Agreed!
__________________
2015 GrayHawk 29MV/Toad - 2015 Frontier
-------

Any man can treat a lady right for one night, but it takes a great man to treat her right for the rest of her life.
GrayHawk51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 05:56 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Bikester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Posts: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
I think the owner should still know where to jack the rig. My experience with road service people is most of them don't know either.



If the owner does know,he can be quality control for the tire changer.

Good call
__________________
2015 Jayco Greyhawk 31FS-"Scamper"
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Prem. 6 Spd
Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar
2014 Jayco Jay Feather X23B-"Glampy"(Sold)
DW, DS, DDx2, and Bandit & Fletcher
Bikester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 10:23 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Beautiful West-Central Florida
Posts: 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by TX_Arvee View Post
I carry my spare in front on a front mounted receiver hitch. This so I can carry 5 bikes on the back. I bought the rim and tire from Ford. It was the quickest way to get what I needed, Rim and new LTX/MS2 was a little over $400.

TX - how did you install (or have installed the front mounted hitch)? It looks kind of difficult. If you had it installed, what did parts and labor run?
__________________
Mike
2012 Greyhawk 31DS
2012 Ford Edge Toad


If I had anything better to do I would be doing it :)
snowbird47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 07:41 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Imnaha.Mansion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boise
Posts: 201
Some heavy duty bumpers come with receivers, I know Buck Stop does and I think Ranch Hand do too.
__________________
TV: 2013 F350, Lariat, 4x4, CC, LB, 6.7L Powerstroke
FW: 2013 Jayco Eagle Premier 361 REQS
Additions: Onan 5500W LP Generator, Surge Guard TS,
.......Roof Satellite Dish, Vent Covers, Bedroom Vent Fan,
.......Rear Reciever, 12V DC Outlets (6), 320W Solar & Controller,
.......4 Lifeline AGM Batteries (600 Ah @ 12V),
.......Stereo Upgraded, Interior Speaker Upgrade, Amp
Imnaha.Mansion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2015, 05:02 PM   #18
Member
 
busguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: North Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowbird47 View Post
TX - how did you install (or have installed the front mounted hitch)? It looks kind of difficult. If you had it installed, what did parts and labor run?
He installed it himself. He started a thread on it here :

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ht=front+hitch
__________________

Visited in our 2011 Greyhawk 31DS
busguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
xtruckerbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 268
When we had our MH I welded a welded a tire rack under the rear just past the axle. (It was out of sight out of mind) BTW before I was deployed my wife and I own a small fleet of OTR trucks. We carried a used but good mounted tire because road side assistance will try to put anything over on you because they know you have got to have it, then try to over charge you. When the trucks got home I had a new tire put on.
__________________
"Freedom has a taste to those who fought and almost died for it ... that the protected will never know. Anonymous"



2016 Chevy High Country CC 2500 4x4 Duramax
30 DSRE White Hawk
xtruckerbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2015, 03:12 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Winter Park
Posts: 21
I had the same problem on my Redhawk, and elected to just go to Costco and buy a spare identical to the one on my rv, and then to store the unmounted tire in a compartment. An unmounted tire takes less space, and weighs less, and the road service people are set up to mount the tire anyway. Now I do not have to worry what tire they bring, or what they decide to charge for it. We are planning a trip to Alaska, and I am thinking of traveling with a second tire, just in case, so I would carry 2 unmounted spares.

Chuck / Winter Park, FL
__________________

myflyertrains is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.