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Old 01-23-2015, 09:26 AM   #1
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On the road tire repair-DP

Both AAA and Good Sam Club do not deliver new tires to the road. Since us DP users don't have spare tires/wheels, what are we to do?
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:32 AM   #2
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Hi y2kvette,
There are several choices:
1. Purchase a spare tire (unmounted) and place in the basement. Just the tire may not take up much space. One can continue to use the center "hole" as storage.
2. Purchase a road service that will dismount a tire and repair the tire. This assumes the tire is repairable.
3. Pay the road service a fee to find a tire and deliver it to the service location. This may take a while, depending on how easy the tire size is to find. Doing this one forfeits the choice of brand and price.
4. Depending on how comfortable you are, there are repair kits one can buy that allow the tire to be repaired from the outside. This is a temporary repair, until one can get to a tire store.

I carry a fully mounted spare tire in the basement of the coach.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:37 AM   #3
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Good Sam or Coachnet will attempt to find a tire, as Gary posted it will be your size but you may not have a choice as to brand or be able to negotiate cost..

Good Sam Brochure: Roadside Assistance for RV and Auto | Good Sam
"Flat Tire Service
A service technician will replace a flat tire
with your inflated spare, or we’ll tow your
vehicle to the nearest professional service
center. On occasion and whenever possible,
we will make arrangements for the member to
purchase a tire(s) for delivery to the disablement scene. In these
cases Good Sam Roadside Assistance will pay for delivery of
tire only, member is responsible for all additional costs including
cost of tire(s), mounting, balancing, other parts or labor, tax and
any other fees
"

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If they cannot deliver a tire, then towing would be the result. It would be free with Coach-net.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:06 PM   #5
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After years of trucking and getting stuck out on the road without a spare I always carry a spare. If you don't have one you can be stuck buying something at an inflated price that really does not match what you have, or you will be towed to a shop.
I carry a mounted spare and I know there will be no hassle about getting going again. A loose tire would be my second choice. A spare takes up alot of room but even if I never use it it is worth the peace of mind to me.
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I have different size tires front vs main/tag. No way I'm carrying two spares, so I don't even carry one.
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If you are going to carry a Big spare tire here is a way to carry a mounted spare without taking up any valuable storage space, check it out.


Simpson Tire Mount - Carry a spare without a care.
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