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Old 04-28-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Saga...

It's not easy to set up a spare tire!

Finding a good source with a best price took some doing. 19.5 / Goodyear RV760. I know, there are better tires, but the MH is new and we wanted a matching tire. $600.

The rim. I called 5 MH dealers and 3 regional truck shops to find a used 6.75 x 19 1/2", 10 nut pattern wheel. No luck. So I got the idea to call a Ford commercial truck shop (in Buffalo) and they had 3 used rims. I probably should have gone in to the brokerage business and bought all 3 because they we charging $75.00 each.

Mounting -- no thought in the design of the MH for a tire. And it won't fit in the basement. So I ordered a Roadmaster spare tire carrier. I've yet to assemble it and I'm unsure if it's going to cause me an issue with my tow bar elevation. $547. (Amazon Prime - my best friend).

I did all of this so I never have to use it. And should we need it, we won't be overly delayed in our travels.

But it's been a real pain... Oh, now I need a torque wrench to assemble the tire carrier!

Question (if you've read this far) any reason I can't paint the rim with some black spray paint?

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Old 04-28-2016, 05:21 PM   #2
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A few years ago I bought 4 Alcoa 9.25 X 22.5 and 2 9.25 X 22.5 steel wheels. The Alcoa's were $150 each and the steel were $50 each. Then it cost me $50 a wheel to have the Alcoa's polished.
I found them at a truck wrecking yard about 50 miles from home.

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Old 04-28-2016, 06:33 PM   #3
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When we were preparing to go to Alaska in 2009 I weighed the Pro's and Con's as to whether to carry a spare tire. One of my rationalizations was that, while driving the Alcan, if I had a flat there was a chance the rim would be ruined. I bought a new Accuride rim for $265, I had kept one of the older tires I had changed out.

Still carry the spare, have never had a flat, cheapest insurance I could get.
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