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Old 12-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #15
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Just the tire will weigh 150 lbs, will be hard to raise with all thread rod, you need a way to wench it up!

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Old 12-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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spare location

You might look under your coach and see if you have some room some where. And as mentioned earlier, to salvage a lifting mechanism off a pick up mount it under your mh and store a spare there. You might buy or fabricate a bracket that comes off your rear hitch rising vertically to provide a place to attach and store a spare. I spoke to a sales man once who told me they took in a rv that had a complete spare and rim sitting on top of the roof not even attached. I don't suggest that but you might get one of those cargo haulers for roof tops and store your tire in that. The cargo pod would be attached to the roof

Others have suggested running a rear dual with one tire flat. If you're lucky all it did is go flat -- but if it blows -- now you have a bunch of frayed wreckage doing damage with every revolution. (Think of all the plastic parts, air bags, and hoses usually fairly close to tires.) So if that happens you need a change and if you lose a front tire --I'd say you need to have a tire change. You could if you had a jack and was in the middle of no where, one might take a tire from the rear and put it up front but on heavy rigs a single tire in the rear would be overloaded and might not take you far-- but in certain emergencies-- I might try it. Guess everybody has to make their minds up what to do -- call for help & wait or have a plan they can do to help them selves. I think you're right to want to have a tire on hand, as already said, help could be on hand but the right size tire might not be.
Hope you can find a good solution to your problem.


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Old 12-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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If you were to deform the tire and actually need it someday, I bet the roadside installer will be cursing you plenty when he tries to inflate the egg-shaped tire.

Store it where ever you have enough space. Otherwise go without.

For those that may consider carrying a fully mounted 22.5 inch tire and wheel, it takes two men and a boy to hustle one of those tires and wheels around especially if it was a steel wheel. The aluminum wheels are a little lighter but a lot more expensive.

My recommendation is to carry an older used 22.5 inch rubber tire that may even be outdated with the DOT code. If you carry a new one, that's a lot of money laying there getting old and not being used. Plus you don't want to even consider rotating tires on a coach with 22.5 tires unless you have a set of steer tires that are causing you some trouble. If that were to happen then you can move those to the rear.

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Old 12-14-2013, 01:02 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by okgc View Post
Can you carry an unmounted spare in your "just a trailer full of toys..." ??
Nope... Trailer full of toys is actually a full trailer of toys

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