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Old 10-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #57
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Well, not a mounted spare anyways...
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #58
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Some tried it in the trucking industry and found that the axle was not built for a single tire. Lead to wheel bearing problems, bent axle tubes, and tire wear problems. Bottom line is you have to use an axle that is designed for it.
Just curious why SS would be any worse on axles or bearing over duals.
Wouldn't the weight be the same? the SS rims are such that they don't appear they would put anymore stress on the axles/bearings.
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My comments about bent axles and such was the informantion I heard when I attended a seminar that featured Mike Becket of MD Alignment. The guy is recognized as a real tire/alignment expert in the trucking industry. He consults for both tire manufacturers, and truck manufacturers. When he says it doesn't work, without an axle that is designed for singles, I tend to believe him.

Truckers, at least owner/operators, do carry spare tires. About the first time you pay someone to bring you a new tire and install it, you just lost a week's wages or more. Those guys know you have to buy their tire, and it ain't gonna be cheap.

I carry a spare tire in my motor home. Now, I will have to pay someone to mount it, but I don't have to buy their tire...
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Truckers, at least owner/operators, do carry spare tires. About the first time you pay someone to bring you a new tire and install it, you just lost a week's wages or more. Those guys know you have to buy their tire, and it ain't gonna be cheap.

I carry a spare tire in my motor home. Now, I will have to pay someone to mount it, but I don't have to buy their tire...

I'm not trying to stir up crap here but I had 24 trucks that ran over the road for over 22 years and "never" carried a spare, only a few company trucks carry spares.
That said I never ran SS.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:38 PM   #61
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My comments about bent axles and such was the informantion I heard when I attended a seminar that featured Mike Becket of MD Alignment. The guy is recognized as a real tire/alignment expert in the trucking industry. He consults for both tire manufacturers, and truck manufacturers. When he says it doesn't work, without an axle that is designed for singles, I tend to believe him.

Truckers, at least owner/operators, do carry spare tires. About the first time you pay someone to bring you a new tire and install it, you just lost a week's wages or more. Those guys know you have to buy their tire, and it ain't gonna be cheap.

I carry a spare tire in my motor home. Now, I will have to pay someone to mount it, but I don't have to buy their tire...
Most truck DON'T carry a spare. the weight is just to much, with customers wanting to maximize what they can put in the trailer. The trucking industry is a funny game, if someone can legally carry 100 lbs more they will get the load. Part of our contracts are written that we must be able to carry 50,000 lbs in a dry van, which we can do with our newer trailers.
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Hi all
I may be a novice motor home owner but
In Australia I own 100 trucks and not one carries a spare
I wouldn't use super singles because they are not part of my fleet
We get 70000 , 4000 miles from a set of tyres
In the USA the truckies get better than 100000 miles
I have a 6 axle Monaco dynasty and would nt waste my time carrying a spare
The chances of a flat are so close to zero it's just dead weight
If you get a flat call hood sam

They do 12 months on one set
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You are excused mate!
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Was just reading the threads on singles. I have seen them on tractors infact if you go to hrewell.com you will see one of their tractors on their home page with singles
on the drives. I think their entire fleet (180 trucks or so) have singles on the drives. I am not saying I am for them because I also like the ability to get off the road if you
happen to blow a drive.
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