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Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? #5314096 01/05/20 05:46 PM
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Specifically a truck with dual rear wheels. I would like to add a spare and looking for ideas where to store it. Mounting it under the vehicle would be difficult and just putting one in the box loose, is too cheap.

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I bolted a spare to the wall in my box trucks.


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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314170 01/05/20 07:10 PM
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Virtually all companies don't want their company drivers changing a flat on the road. There are commercial tire company's that will change out a flat 24/7/365. I'm a semi mechanic.
The steer tires, drive tires and trailer tires are all different. Most box trucks have steer tires and drive tires which don't match.


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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314186 01/05/20 07:26 PM
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They are the same all around for my E450. Who wants to wait around for a tire company and then spend $300+ for a new tire and a service call when you could carry your own spare and change it in 15 minutes.

Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314247 01/05/20 08:16 PM
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My F-450 didn't come with one, picked up a junkyard one and mounted it in the front of the service body. Couple of oak blocks, 20 ton bottle jack, truck cross wrench from AAP, good to go. I'm not waiting 2-3 hours & spending $200-300 on roadside assistance, no way. Although I haven't needed it-yet...


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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314265 01/05/20 08:44 PM
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I’ve considered it for my E450 since all 6 of the wheels are the same. Had the truck for over 5 years without a flat.

My truck did come with Michelin LTX tires that were recalled for tread separations, but I was unaware until it happened to the inside left rear tire driving 65mph. Never lost air and I was able to limp it home at low speed and take care of it there so I didn’t have to call for help. I did get 6 new tires out of the trouble.

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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314288 01/05/20 09:21 PM
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My work truck is a leased 24' Flatbed. When I have a flat they send out a tire service to change it out.


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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314407 01/06/20 02:31 AM
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could always mount it to a bracket right in front of the vehicle in front of the grill like the old RV's and camper specials wink


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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: Black_Thunder] #5314485 01/06/20 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Black_Thunder
could always mount it to a bracket right in front of the vehicle in front of the grill like the old RV's and camper specials wink


Ain't messing up the look of the front end after just installing a brand new chrome bumper, chrome grille and flush headlights.

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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: atikovi] #5314795 01/06/20 12:12 PM
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Aren't those lugs tightened down to like 42 guttentights? Is that something you can actually a) loosen on the side of the road, b) lift the vehicle up despite being on dirt, c) reinstall said lugs to same tightness?


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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: supton] #5314810 01/06/20 12:26 PM
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140 lb. ft. Just picked up a wheel with a very good Firestone tire on Craigslist for only $40. Will get one of these mounting brackets for $12.

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Ah. I must be thinking of other trucks. I thought I'd seen some UHauls with stickers saying something like 450 ft-lbs or the like. Maybe that was for the real big models.


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Do you have a 22mm lug wrench+torque wrench?
Do you a bottle jack, jack stand and wheel chocks?
What if the wheel is froze on especially one of the rears?


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used to run 15 of those types in my previous life. never had a spare for any of them. never wanted the driver to change it themselves. too much liabilty . when we had a flat , which was very rare, we jsut call the local tire place and they sent a truck out .

i once tired taking off the lugs of one and they were on tight tire guys just bang them on with a gun and call it good. Do the fords need a special socket for the rear?

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Re: Anybody have or drive a box truck? Does it have a spare tire? [Re: FordFocus] #5315246 01/06/20 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by FordFocus
Do you have a 22mm lug wrench+torque wrench?
Do you a bottle jack, jack stand and wheel chocks?
What if the wheel is froze on especially one of the rears?


Yes I have a bottle jack.
Don't need jack stands for changing a tire
I'm not in the rust belt.

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