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Old 12-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Another spare tire question

New to the class A experienxe and have a question. I have no spare for my workhorse w22 chassis with 22.5 tires.

Aside from the pros and cons of carrying a spare (I've read all of that and don't need to spark another debate on that), I'd like to discuss ways of carrying one if I decided to.

I have a cargo bay where my propane tank is that is a pass through (generator on the other side). Its probably a couple of inches too narrow for the tire I measured.

Could I take an unmounted spare, put some ratcheting straps on it to squeeze it into the storage bay? Would that hurt the spare?
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I would think it would for the most part develop a memory like a car sitting on a flat tire for a long time.
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I think it would damage the tire long term.
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I think it would damage the tire long term.
X2. Doesn't sound like a good idea.

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We have our spare w/o rim on roof. Tire guys always have tools & air but not necessarily your tire size - been up there covered for 2 years!
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Mine rides up under the back end on a ratchet mechanism like on many pickup trucks. I see semi trailors with spare strapped in angle iron frame. Maybe consider that?
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I may have it all wrong but with dulls and you have a flat you can limp in on one tire until you get to a service station. Or if you have a front flat you can take a dull off and put it on the front and again limp into a service station... Tires now days are amazing and very seldom blow out but usually have belt braking or slow leaks as apposed to total failure...

PS: Keeping rubber in storage is a waste of a tire...
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I may have it all wrong but with dulls and you have a flat you can limp in on one tire until you get to a service station. Or if you have a front flat you can take a dull off and put it on the front and again limp into a service station... Tires now days are amazing and very seldom blow out but usually have belt braking or slow leaks as apposed to total failure... PS: Keeping rubber in storage is a waste of a tire...
You'll ruin the other dual if you run it that way.
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They make a nice mount that attaches to your hitch on the back, Don Simpson Spare Tire Mount is on google it or you tube it. I'm going to make me one!
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Can you carry an unmounted spare in your "just a trailer full of toys..." ??
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Or mount it to your car dolly! Don't try to travel on one tire!
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You'll ruin the other dual if you run it that way.
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I would put just a tire under the rear if it will fit. That way its out of the way until you need it. A peice of all thread down from the frame with a bar across the bottom would do just a tire. If you need some new tires one of the old would be good to see if it would fit.
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They make a nice mount that attaches to your hitch on the back, Don Simpson Spare Tire Mount is on google it or you tube it. I'm going to make me one!
Simpson Tire Mount - Carry a spare without a care.

Does anyone have the Simpson tire mount. It looks like a good solution if you don't have room under coach for a rack, which I don't.
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