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Old 05-04-2021, 04:45 AM   #21
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Same here. But then 19.5s are much heavier than E350s.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:43 PM   #22
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Your unit sits on a Ford chassis so you have 5yr, 60,000 mile road side assistance included from Ford. You can check it out online. I have a spare on my hitch similar to Vegas 25.5. At least that way you have a spare to use.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:54 PM   #23
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Your unit sits on a Ford chassis so you have 5yr, 60,000 mile road side assistance included from Ford. You can check it out online. I have a spare on my hitch similar to Vegas 25.5. At least that way you have a spare to use.
They didnít tell me that when we got it. Do you know where I can get information on it?
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:58 PM   #24
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They never do. The dealer tried to sell me RSA. I didn’t take it and checked online, Owner.Ford.com
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:33 PM   #25
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Thanks I found it online 1-800-241-3673
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:28 PM   #26
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I debated relying on the "free" Ford RSA for a new chassis, but decided on Good Sam's service. Why? Many things that might require RSA are not Ford related at least on my E350 based Class A Axis.

For example if the slide or awning can't be retracted at a campsite, Ford won't help with that. At least Good Sams presumably understands that and can dispatch the right person to help.

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Old 05-05-2021, 06:26 AM   #27
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I don't like not having a spare, and may carry an unmounted tire on longer trips. That way, at least we wouldn't be stuck paying for an overpriced tire that doesn't exactly match our other tires.

I removed the ladder from our Vegas, and will comment it is mounted with small short screws that only go into the fiberglass shell.
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Old 05-05-2021, 01:06 PM   #28
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I don't like not having a spare, and may carry an unmounted tire on longer trips. That way, at least we wouldn't be stuck paying for an overpriced tire that doesn't exactly match our other tires.

I removed the ladder from our Vegas, and will comment it is mounted with small short screws that only go into the fiberglass shell.
My thoughts exactly. Plus, not sure I wanna wait 2-4 hrs for help in an area where there’s limited cell service.

So I purchased a just used tire that matches the other 6 and an aftermarket rim.
It’s mounted under the rear.

Even though I’ve got hydraulic levelers installed on my rig...I still carry a small bottle jack, along with a good breaker bar, overalls and gloves.

A full write-up on this was done in another thread in 2019.
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:58 PM   #29
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I don't like not having a spare, and may carry an unmounted tire on longer trips. That way, at least we wouldn't be stuck paying for an overpriced tire that doesn't exactly match our other tires.

I removed the ladder from our Vegas, and will comment it is mounted with small short screws that only go into the fiberglass shell.


I understand this sentiment but I look at it differently. Unless you have a flat promptly after buying your tires your spare will be pretty mismatched anyway. Without a spare you might end up with an odd orphan tire on the road - or maybe even a used tire - but itíll get you going again to a place where you can get a proper fix. In my case Iíd probably buy two new tires for the front. Iíve been driving for over half a century and have NEVER had to change a tire on the road. Iíd be worried that my spare will age out and never be used. The certain cost of a nice spare now as opposed to a possible cost of a tire on the road. Waiting for help might be inconvenient but at least Iíll have a comfortable place to do it in. Whatever works!
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Old 05-05-2021, 11:57 PM   #30
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Fold back spare tire for Axis aft storage hatch access

Just for interest:
How we access our Axis aft storage easily with the spare on the hitch. Pull one pin ... Rotates back for access Ö
pull second pin ...and all the way down for spare removal / changeout.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...4&postcount=45
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:43 AM   #31
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I bought a spare tire and wheel from Town Fair Tire for about $240. I already had the 1/2 breaker bar and 7/8" socket to remove the lug nuts but I bought a 4 ton bottle jack and a jack stand. I can now change a tire myself.

And despite the naysayers on another thread, I mounted the tire on the rear ladder of my Axis. It took a couple of 1/2" J bolts and extensions, all about $20 to mount it. It attaches right at a support strut, clears the tail light fine and doesn't intrfere with the rear hatch. No loosening of the ladder attachments so far. See the pics below.

The only real problem was lifting it in place with my 74 YO back and arms. After trying the hard way, I threw a rope over the top rung and used that to help hoist it in place.

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You're gonna pull the ladder right off the RV. But hey it's your rig. Please install a safety chain so as not to injure someone with your decision.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:15 PM   #32
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Safety chain is an absolute must and keep it short so the tire doesn't bounce when the ladder comes loose
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You're gonna pull the ladder right off the RV. But hey it's your rig. Please install a safety chain so as not to injure someone with your decision.
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