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Old 04-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Anyone put a spare under a hurricane or windsport

Just bought a 07 windsport would love a spare tire. It looks like I can get a ford truck style spare holder and have it welded underneath anyone done anything like that.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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i mounted just the tire up underneath using a ford truck spare tire winch i bought oiff ebay. i then added a safety chain across it. i pinned a socket on the shaft and i can put a ratchet on it and lower it down.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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Welcome gio4318 to irv2.
I have had the same coach for 7 years with a spare tire in a mount under rear of coach.
Have never used it I have checked the air in it every season but there it sits.
I have had spares in other coach's and they were never use.
Never had a blow out of a tire so never a need to use a spare.
I never purchased the tires they just came with the new coach when I bought it.
So what more can I say but to save your money for a new tire if ever needed and collect interest while your saving.
Plus the added weight you will be paying for you can put that in the bank on gas you will save without the added weight.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thought about it real hard but the 06 35W model had only a 35 gal grey water tank. I decided to put the spare under the bed and installed an additional 30 gal grey water tank between the rails behind the gas tank. The system works perfect. It will come in real handy camping.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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I have had five motorhomes. I have had blowouts on four of them. All of the tires were michelons. I am meticulious about tire press. I check tire press. before each trip. I have switched to goodyear, and have not had a blowout since. To be fair, all my motorhomes have been used, but I change tires at seven years on the mich. and ten years on the goodyears. I like having a spare because i can change tires and be on my way in thirty minutes. If you call a tire service, they can take forever to get there and will charge top dollar for the tire.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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ga traveler you must have some strong muscles to get the tire nuts to move, thats something I use to have mine are now deflated.
I had a friend who went to FL. last winter and had three blow outs on trip Michelin's.
Like I said in previous post never had a blow out just can't figure why some people do.
My tires now are 7 years and expect another year or two with them.
Have also had Goodyear's on coach's and they served us well also with out blow outs.
By all means be safe and use what your comfortable with, safe travels.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #7
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Tires

I just changed tires 2 years ago. I saved one of them just in case. I put it in the back of my Jeep GC and it doesn't take up too much room. If I have a flat, at least the service can change the spare tire to the wheel with the flat, and I can be on my way.
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007 are you suggesting that some wheel nuts are tight? I was a ser. mgr. and i spent a lot of my time trying to remove tires that some dumb a$$ tire changer installed with a one inch drive air tool. I now have a five foot drive shaft from a thirty nine chevy, that i slip over a 3/4 breaker bar. I loosen all the nuts, then i torque them with a torque wrench. I carry a long 1/2 breaker bar in my motorhome. This will remove and install all the nuts easily.
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In addition to the torque wrench, breaker bar and sockets you'll need, don't forget a hydraulic jack that is capable of lifting your rig.
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We bought a new 235/80 22.5 from Sam's club and had a very nice rack welded behind the gas tank on our coach. Our F53 is a 2007 and after reading pros and cons on this site decided to carry a spare. rack was design so a child could get the tire down.
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I had all the Michelin's removed from my `97 Dodge CTD after the second one blew the right rear quarter panel off. Janet Stevens(Michelin) said the first one was "Run Flat". When it explodes with 80 lbs pressure, it ain't run flat. I had an independent company inspect the second one and they said the tire was defective. I will not buy Michelin tires.
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