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Old 10-29-2010, 08:09 PM   #29
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dsbike, I went ahead and finalized my 1st RV purchase and will be buying a spare for mental piece of mind, no wheel/rim - just the tire. I look forward to future blogs! Thanks...
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:35 PM   #30
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RogueLeader, Congradulations on the new RV purchase. The cost of the tire is a small price to pay over the whole scheme of things. Post pics when you get your new RV.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:39 PM   #31
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So if a spare is carried always out of sun light, does it need to be replaced after 6 or 7 years just as those which are mounted on the coach???

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:18 PM   #32
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This is just my opinion, I have nothing to back it up with & will stand corrected if anyone can prove with facts differently. If & when I get a spare tire, it will be that only, a spare. If I need it, I will have it installed in the event of not being able to get a new one of the correct size at that time. I would then have it removed as soon as I could get the correct replacement. However if I found the spare starting to seperate due to dry rotting or any other fault with it I would have it destroyed.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:27 PM   #33
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I had carry one in my cargo compartment and one in my towed pickup ever since I got stuck in Bishop california and tire delivery was from Reno every Tuesday.
Two flats that trip.
Not even used tires were available. My wife did win $600 in the local indian casino we stayed at,which made up for alot. They have a nice casual parking area for RVs with Large cottonwood Trees and grass and no one close! Nice breakdown spot. We only had to stay 2 days,but it could have been quite a drag if we had to wait 6 days for tire delivery.
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I haven't heard anyone, that does carry an unmounted spare, say that they carry one on the roof in the roof rack.

Does anyone use the roof rack rather than in the basement?

I always figured that's where I would carry an unmounted spare if I went to Alaska or Mexico.
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Tires are pretty heavy,esp w/ a wheel. Even if one can "swing" it up on the roof,Id be afraid of the constant vibration and movements from little bumps, even on freeways,which could cause the tire,to eventually wear ,crack,break etc on something.

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I haven't heard anyone, that does carry an unmounted spare, say that they carry one on the roof in the roof rack.

Does anyone use the roof rack rather than in the basement?

I always figured that's where I would carry an unmounted spare if I went to Alaska or Mexico.
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Tires are pretty heavy,esp w/ a wheel. Even if one can "swing" it up on the roof...
A mounted spare would be almost impossible to get down from the roof without a cherry picker. If one pushed it off the roof it would probably bounce like it was on a bungee cord and roll down the road a mile... An "unmounted" spare would be somewhat more workable... would only roll a half mile down the road, and the weight may not be a potential problem. One would most likely need a hoist to get it up to the roof, however.

I did hear, somewhere on a forum, that someone did carry one on the roof for a trip to Alaska.
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Would be kinda unworkable for our Revolution as it utilizes 2 different sized tires.
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