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mkirsch

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Posted: 03/02/20 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had one flat with my rig. While it wasn't as convenient as just the empty truck, I didn't find any insurmountable issues. I just took my 1/2" ratchet and turned the tool to lower the spare and raise the flat.

Worst part about the whole thing was having to unpack EVERYTHING behind the seat to get at the spare tire tools. I looked at the pile on the ground and just shook my head. I was sorely tempted to leave most of it laying there.


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Posted: 03/02/20 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^hahahaha


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Posted: 03/02/20 02:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AAA


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Thank you all for the responses. Pat

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Posted: 03/05/20 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

zzyzxpat wrote:

...Anyone have any suggestions as to how you are able to crank down the spare?...


Did that, done that. Middle of a freeway interchange. Busy freeway, in the city. On a hot afternoon. Right front tire, so it wasn't carrying the load of the camper. Had to put the jacks down and lift the camper in order to get at the bumper hole to lower the spare tire. Definitely in the not-fun category.

That said... This should be a relatively rare occurrence. It will suck if/when it happens, but I wouldn't put too much effort in to engineering a different solution.

-Eric


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Posted: 03/06/20 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SideHillSoup wrote:

I went to the auto wrecker and bought for $20 a second set of hand crack tubes and pouch. Now I haven’t had to use because of of a flat, however I have tested it and it works great even with the camper on the truck.


+1. A cheap and easy solution for my Tundra.


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