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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:09 PM

What moron decided to invent the pos spare tire hoist on Chevy vans ?

I just spent over 4-5 hours trying to lower my vans spare tire. And spent a few hours last week trying.

Well, it's down now, when in doubt use sawzall with long blade and cut rite through said "spare tire hoist"

Why would they even do that if after time it hangs up and won't come down? I would have never gotten it down on the side of the highway.

Wanted to remove it last week to service the rear.

A new hoist can be bought online for $111.00 - $300.00

Guess who isn't replacing it ? That rite I'm not. The tire is going back up, and is going to be held in place with 8 - 28" Black 175 lb Ty raps.

No room in the van, and even though in the 10 years I've owned this van I never needed the spare for it, if I don't have one with me, I'll need it.

Over the past two weeks, I've sunk over a grand in parts alone into the van. With 235,000 miles on it, lots of stuff was way over due to replace.

Ok, I'm done my crying for tonight.
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:15 PM

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:27 PM

So, did Tyler learn some new words?
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:28 PM

Had the same problem with one of the trucks at work... Very irritating for sure! I liked the old swinging tire hangers much better.
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:30 PM

So, did Tyler learn some new words?


He absolutely did. Thankfully he's such a good kid that he won't repeat them.

I hope anyway.

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:31 PM

The hinged spare carriers like pickups used to have was almost idiot proof and the road salt didn't bother it. And they call it progress.
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:42 PM

Here I thought that with a title like "peanut brained ideas" we'd be talking about the day George woke up and thought about electing Cat to moderator status...

 

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 09:55 PM

I work and lube the one on my 04 2500 twice a year, and it's never happy about it.

I should mount it on the grille and call it a camper special.

At least you're keeping busy, Ken.
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:22 PM

So, did Tyler learn some new words?

 

Tyler said he learned ****, ****** ******, ***, ****, and some others he cant say. :rolling:


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Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:25 PM

I work and lube the one on my 04 2500 twice a year, and it's never happy about it.

I should mount it on the grille and call it a camper special.

At least you're keeping busy, Ken.


Yes I'm sure it's good to check and lube it once in a while. I never even thought about it before. I'm not sure why, but the underneath of my van is rustville.
Not as bad as the tilt trailer that I rebuilt but it's bad.

I pulled the 10 year old hitch of because it was so rusted. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408418500.932124.jpg

And bought this super heavy duty one from E-bay that's going on tomorrow now that the spare tire is off. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408418564.101325.jpg

Look at the big difference in the specs. And the new one was cheaper then a 10 K Draw tite. Way heavier duty for sure. $184.00 shipped my door. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408418703.496770.jpg
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Years ago in the middle of winter we got a flat on the truck on the way somewere.  The tire hoist worked to get the tire out but getting the 5" of ice out from inside the rim was another story...  


Edited by wilberj, August 19, 2014 - 08:31 AM.

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 01:02 AM

And that is why this Olde Deere has C.A.A.!     LOL . :thumbs:


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:10 AM

Maybe membership to AAA would be less of a problem!


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:16 AM

When looking for a new car last year I was surprised to see at least 1 that had the tire underneath. The Mitsubishi Outlander. Bad, bad idea IMO. With the salt we use here on the east coast that would be welded to the car in no time flat. Pun intended! 


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 06:37 AM

Those cables rot through and the spares fall off. It happened to me on my 1989 minivan. Fortunately it happened in my driveway. I've heard of it happening on I95 with atleast one fatality. Good Luck, Rick


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