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Old 10-12-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question for long distance travelers

Does anyone that goes on long haul trips take along a spare tire, and required equipt. to change flats with them, or do most just use a roadside service provider?
Part 2... if you answer yes to the latter, are there outfits (such as AAA) that will provide the service, or would you just search for one whereever you may be at the time?
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:15 PM   #2
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I always carry the spare, floor jack for trailer only, and 1/2 inch strong-arm with correct socket that also always stays in the trailer. That would be the day I stand around and wait for a service to change a tire when I want to be out camping, sitting around a fire, not looking at a flat. It takes about 10 minutes to change the tire and its far from hard work...
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:03 PM   #3
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IMHO a spare should be required and a good one not one that's old and decrepit. Also in place of a jack you might think about something like this
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trailer-Aid...53.m1438.l2649
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #4
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IMHO a spare should be required and a good one not one that's old and decrepit. Also in place of a jack you might think about something like this
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trailer-Aid...53.m1438.l2649
thats pretty slick. I actually thought of doing that with my lynx levelers.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:37 PM   #5
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I carry tire and all the necessary tools. But will call service anyway.
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[QUOTE=Rrizz;134933]Does anyone that goes on long haul trips take along a spare tire, and required equipt. to change flats with them, or do most just use a roadside service provider?
Part 2... if you answer yes to the latter, are there outfits (such as AAA) that will provide the service, or would you just search for one whereever you may be at the time?[/QUOTE

Before signing up with AAA call them and ask what parts of the country they cover. Then ask them what parts of the country they don't have any service in.

I was considering signing up with them, but they had lots of area where there wasn't any service.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #7
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Ive been a AAA member for many years, but went on the website this evening to see if they offered it, (it was after hours) The website is ridiculous to navigate on, so I gave up and sent an email. lol
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:44 PM   #8
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10 minutes to change a flat tire on a trailer??? You are hired!
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:15 PM   #9
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10 minutes to change a flat tire on a trailer??? You are hired!
How long does it take you? Then ask how long does it take to grab a Philips to pop off the hub cover, crack the nuts with the strong arm, jack it up with the floor jack, remove and replace and snug the nuts, drop the jack and tighten her up, and throw the junk tire in the back of the truck. If it's taking you longer than ten minutes perhaps your using the wrong tools, or method, and safer and better off using a roadside service!!!
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:24 PM   #10
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Your RV did not come with a spare? I would not rely on roadside to have a tire for your trailer.
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