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Old 03-18-2019, 01:09 AM   #1
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Class A spare tire???

To all my fellow Class A owners....I was wondering if any of you still carry the spare tire and wheel combo ours came with the Rexhall...(new tire added periodically).

I am looking at the space usage and weight issue....I also don’t even know if any Class A owners even bother caring a spare at all.....

Thanks again Mike��

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:38 AM   #2
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I carried one in the belly only because up until rd recently I was running on 10yo rubber. Will remove it when I get back to home base. So depends on your tire conditions.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:59 AM   #3
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During our nearly 15 years of full-timing, we never carried a spare in any of the motorhomes we owned. We were lucky, I suppose, as we never needed it as the flats and blowouts we did have, we were able to get to a tire shop without assistance. Yeah, that's really lucky ...no guessing.

If I were to do it again, however, I may consider carrying an un-mounted spare.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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I carry a mounted spare with me and have no problems changing tires. My tire is mounted and covered on the rear of the coach. The spare is a used tire that is only a couple of yrs old and holds air just fine. My tire shop charged me $25 for the tire including mounting so I have no problems replacing it every 5-7 yrs.
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My tires are 8R/19.5, seldom stocked at dealer shop, and would need to be ordered from a warehouse so I do carry spare. It is mounted on winch cradle under the motorhome.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:07 AM   #6
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I was amazed when we got our coach that there wasn't one, and when I asked around no one carried one.

Now, after 27,000 miles I don't want to carry one. I'm pulling a trailer so have no room back there, and certainly have no room in the basement.

I have had wheels off and weighed them..... 155 pounds. That's a lot.

Coach net will send me a nice man to fix it if I have a flat.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:53 AM   #7
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I bought a spare rim and mounted one of the tires I took off when they were changed as we preparing for out trip to Alaska. I considered it cheap insurance, must have worked, didn't have a flat.



Still carry it, old habits are hard to break.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:01 AM   #8
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We carry a mounted 22.5" spare in an outside compartment...sits 1/3 on a pass thru shelf and 2/3 in space....supported with 1/2 inch angle iron running fore and aft and with a 2 x 4 vertical wood support. Does not move. Good insurance. I can't fix a flat and CoachNet/AAA won't have to search for a tire on weekends or holidays.
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To all my fellow Class A owners....I was wondering if any of you still carry the spare tire and wheel combo ours came with the Rexhall...(new tire added periodically).

I am looking at the space usage and weight issue....I also don’t even know if any Class A owners even bother caring a spare at all.....

Thanks again Mike��

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I have my spare tire in my in my bay area right now, but I'm going to build me a tire carrier, like in the picture, as soon as it warms up. I had a blow out on the interstate, 99 degrees (murphy's law) generator would start, dash air conditioner, went out. 6 hours before anyone could get there. Don't always count on your road assistant's to be there quick, there always a busy day for them too, and don't forget Murphy's law. I just bought the motorhome, and was heading home, 10 hour drive from home, are there would have been a spare.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:07 AM   #10
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We're hopefully heading to Alaska later this year and decided a spare would be prudient. Picked up one of these in Quartzsite. They installed it (very easy) and we pulled our fullsize SUV with no problem. It has a built-in 2" drop. Less than the 4" we were using but seems to be OK as far as inclination of the towbar.

https://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-19.../dp/B00SQ49S82

Now I need to get a 22.5 steel rim and spare tire!
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Have mounted spare only used once in 5 years
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I carried a unmounted spare on the roof of my Dynasty for 14 years and never needed...unlike the previous that I need several times. On my “new” rig I did the same for 6 months until I decided to add 900W of solar putting the tire in the way so off it went. Hope I’ll never need it. Guess I can get rid off the jack, breaker bar, and tire tools too.
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I carry one on a hitch mount spare tire carrier (19.5 inch wheel), needed it once after hitting a bad pot hole in a 1 lane construction zone on I-80 in Nebraska and causing a belt separation.
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I carried a unmounted spare on the roof of my Dynasty for 14 years and never needed...unlike the previous that I need several times. On my “new” rig I did the same for 6 months until I decided to add 900W of solar putting the tire in the way so off it went. Hope I’ll never need it. Guess I can get rid off the jack, breaker bar, and tire tools too.
Ivy, how did you secure your spare on the roof?

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