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Old 10-06-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Picked up 86 Bounder with rebuilt 454,new tranny,2 year old refer.Everything works and resealed vents and seams.Has spare on back like norm.But when I looked under it, found 2 more spare tires.Do not think this is the norm for a 34ft class A. Did I just luck out or is this a factory thing in 86. I got it for 2500, just have to replace driver side window. It looks good inside and out
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If the RV was used for going to Baja, then it is explained...poor roads and shady service.

But no, I have never seen 3 spares on any vehicle. My Class A doesn't even have a spare, but I wish it did, just feel safer.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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or Alaska.

Had no spare with mine so bought a used tyre with 50% tread and pulled it up between the chassis rails with ratchet straps so I do at least have one the right size for roadside service to fit to get me out of trouble.
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or Alaska.

Had no spare with mine so bought a used tyre with 50% tread and pulled it up between the chassis rails with ratchet straps so I do at least have one the right size for roadside service to fit to get me out of trouble.
Someone must have installed the additional ones, Newer coaches have none.
Wouldn't hurt my feelings going to Alaska with additional spares. Did it once in the 60's and no problem but saw many who had problems. No pavement back then, just gravel.
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Thanks everyone,did not think Bounder came with 3 spares and did not know that some newer ones come without a spare.Now just have to go someplace to find lug wrench and jack.Spare no good if you can not get flat off rig.Truck stop may have lug wrench and I know there to get jack.Again THANKs
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Don't worry about the lug wrench and jack. Your leveling jacks should be able to get the tire off the ground. Odds are that the lug nuts, if properly torqued, are too tight for you to get them loose by hand. You will probably need an air impact wrench. For less than the price of the impact wrench and jack you can get a good road service contract like that of Good Sam or Coach-net.
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Don't worry about the lug wrench and jack. Your leveling jacks should be able to get the tire off the ground. Odds are that the lug nuts, if properly torqued, are too tight for you to get them loose by hand. You will probably need an air impact wrench. For less than the price of the impact wrench and jack you can get a good road service contract like that of Good Sam or Coach-net.
I have Good Sam Roadside Assistance Platinum. I do not carry a spare. If I get a flat, does GS bring me a new tire?
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I have Good Sam Roadside Assistance Platinum. I do not carry a spare. If I get a flat, does GS bring me a new tire?
GS will send someone out to change your tire for a mounted spare! If you have no spare they will pay for the tire change, but not for the new tire or mounting. My motorhome has 22.5" wheels. I carry an unmounted spare (older tire). A mounted 22.5" tire and wheel is simply too heavy for me to be manhandling on the road. If you have 19" wheels, a mounted spare is much more managable. You will still have problems with the lug nuts as the torque spec is quite high for these large vehicles.
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