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Old 05-22-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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Class A Spare Tire

I have added a spare tire carrier and spare tire to my MH. Now I need to find a decent 40" spare tire cover.



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Old 05-22-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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How do you tow your toad with the spare tire in place. Nice setup.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:05 PM   #3
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How do you tow your toad with the spare tire in place. Nice setup.
Based on his mounting style of that spare, I'd say he's not worried about towing anything.
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I bought a set of tire covers from Camping World that fits my 295/80/22.5 tire. I used 2, one on the inside and the one on the outside to completely cover the tire. It has held up for 6 years.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:35 PM   #5
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I bought a set of tire covers from Camping World that fits my 295/80/22.5 tire. I used 2, one on the inside and the one on the outside to completely cover the tire. It has held up for 6 years.
I have been thinking about doing that exact same thing. Thanks!
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Did you do any calculations or determine the impact - if any - of that amount of weight at the rear of the coach on your steer axle?
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Nice, but where's the Toad? I keep my spare in my wallet. My Toad and my Credit Card, can't leave home without it.
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[QUOTE=JumboJet;3079584]I have added a spare tire carrier and spare tire to my MH. Now I need to find a decent 40" spare tire cover.

I agree with the need for a spare, mounted or unmounted, for a number of reasons and those that have been thoroughly thrashed around many times before.
A cover shouldn't be all that hard to find and you might check out, one of these.
http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...%22+tire+cover
By the way, does your rig have a rear radiator and if so, does the tire in anyway hinder max air flow, which may not be noticeable until you're climbing long steep grades?
With questions on pulling a toad, it looks like one could easily do so with one of these...
https://www.etrailer.com/search/Dual+Hitch+Receiver?gclid=CJzlzaqP8cwCFYFahgodCsEH iQ
Also, if one should have a toad with a hitch receiver and not have another use for it, then the Coach spare could be carried there.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:20 AM   #9
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I have added a spare tire carrier and spare tire to my MH. Now I need to find a decent 40" spare tire cover.
I agree with the need for a spare, mounted or unmounted, for a number of reasons and those that have been thoroughly thrashed around many times before.
A cover shouldn't be all that hard to find and you might check out, one of these.
http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...%22+tire+cover
By the way, does your rig have a rear radiator and if so, does the tire in anyway hinder max air flow, which may not be noticeable until you're climbing long steep grades?
With questions on pulling a toad, it looks like one could easily do so with one of these...
https://www.etrailer.com/search/Dual+Hitch+Receiver?gclid=CJzlzaqP8cwCFYFahgodCsEH iQ
Also, if one should have a toad with a hitch receiver and not have another use for it, then the Coach spare could be carried there.
Yes rear radiator. I will check if there is any difference in operating temperature during next trip. Outside air temperature will be higher, but I did watch the temperature during a 500 mile trip in early May on my ScanGauge.

I am a little concerned about the heat being passed through the radiator to the tire, and that is why I want to cover both sides of the spare tire with a white or silver tire cover.

I have no toad and current use is for vacation trips only. If we arrive some place we are staying for several days, we just rent a car from the people that "Will Pick You Up".
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Did you do any calculations or determine the impact - if any - of that amount of weight at the rear of the coach on your steer axle?
I'll just eat an extra doughnut or two before next trip with the spare tire back there. That should offset any change.

I really don't think there will be a noticeable difference in steering even though I am sure there is a nominal change
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Nice, but where's the Toad? I keep my spare in my wallet. My Toad and my Credit Card, can't leave home without it.
Me too!!
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Why wouldn't you just put the tire in the basement? Out of the way...and the weather.
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Nice, but where's the Toad? I keep my spare in my wallet. My Toad and my Credit Card, can't leave home without it.
Coach Net, credit cards and our Ody. No way to carry one each of the tires in the sizes we need (365/70 front and tag and 315/80 drive).
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Did you ever find a cover? I see the ones intended to cover your actual tires when parked but can't find a 38" spare cover (one that hugs the tire all around the tread)
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