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Old 10-03-2017, 07:37 AM   #15
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We carry a mounted spare on a Roadmaster spare tire carrier. Great product as it lowers to the ground, and you can still tow with it.

We've only had one flat on a RV (at night and in the rain, of course). Really glad we had a spare, because we would have had to wait on the side of the road while the roadside assistance guy went and bought a new tire. He told us that it would have been an "off brand", and the price he quoted would have been about 3 times the normal price. Sigh....
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No right answer, purely a personal choice. If you have space to carry a spare go got it. Its really a risk management exercise--probability vs severity of outcome. For me--one blow-out in 14 years and 165k miles--Saturday afternoon, middle of Kansas. Have cheap, road-side insurance [like $1 month]. Roadside service brought "useable" tire, was on our way in couple of hours. Once at destination, traded road-side tire for one I wanted/match. Yup--cost me couple hundred to trade. Conclusion--best case, you may save a couple dollars if it ever happens; worst case, you end up with a worthless, age-out tire in your basement--good luck????? .
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:11 AM   #17
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Carrying an hour unmounted tire is a good idea, imho. You don't run the risk of getting an unmatched tire, a tire you really don't want, paying a high price, or trip delays waiting for a tire.

An ERS will not cover the actual tire/wheel swap.
I just added CoachNet. The regular first year membership price is $249 for a Class A. Subsequent years go down to $149. If you bundle it with Hazard Protect...the total come to $329. That's only $80 more for a complete tire replacement plan. Hazard Protect will replace up to two tires per year and handles even more patch type repairs. In this case...ERS can actually cover everything. Tire, mounting, balancing...the whole thing. We're taking a 4,000 mile trip..,and wanted to be covered. Next year we'll probably drop the Hazard Protect services...and just keep the 24/7 Roadside Assistance. The Hazard Protect goes to $180 for subsequent years...(stays at $329 for the bundle).

We may find a friend that's buying new tires...and pay them for one of thier discards to keep as a temporary spare. It would look cool up on the roof rack of the 🚙 Jeep.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:35 PM   #18
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I do not carry a spare tire, although I do have space to store a spare tire. My plan in the event of a flat is to call a tire service and purchase whatever they have in my size. Then when I am near a GCR Tire Center I will have them mount a tire to match the other 5. I will then carry the tire purchased from the tire service as a spare. If I never have a flat I am not out any money and I am not carrying unnecessary weight. If a flat occurs in an area that does not have cell service my toad has a 450 mile range. I have not had a flat in over 20 years.
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