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Old 09-28-2014, 08:41 PM   #15
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Well it is a nice look - I agree with the rationale for carrying a spare - especially the Alcan - super boondocking - out in the hinterlands.

We are about to go full time and unless we get "out there" I'm going to go spareless on the grounds that we won't be in a hurry. Like most things RV - I don't think there is a right or wrong. Just what you're comfortable with. In my first 20 years of having an RV, I never had to mount a spare. And that included the boat trailer when I had it. Fingers crossed.... for all of us!
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:59 PM   #16
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I am in the carry-a-mounted-spare-tire group. I do not like being at the mercy of someone who wants to gouge me for a new tire. I can change to the spare or have ERS do the tire change.

We boondock the majority of the time and sometimes in some remote places so I try to be as self sufficient as possible. If we get a flat and put on the spare I have time to find a reasonably priced replacement or get the tire repaired.

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Old 09-28-2014, 10:13 PM   #17
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I carry a mounted spare only because this is a storage rack for one above the propane tank. I have Coach-Net and would have them change the tire.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:27 PM   #18
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Spare tire

I had a class c in 1978 it had a spare I had to use it twice due to blowouts on the GY I had back then so I have always carried a spare. I just put 6 new tires on my 1996 Allegro and had my newest of my old tires mounted on my spare. The old spare was the original to the coach 18 yeas old it had never been used. I knew it looked good but had never checked the date code on the tire until they took the tire down. I have a under mount like a pickup on my coach and I'm sure glade I had the tire guy check . Keep them shining
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Haven't carried a spare tire for an RV since 1997 when we got our new Type C MH. Since then I've had ONE flat tire, that was on the front of our present DSDP and was due to a leaking Pressure Pro sensor.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:42 PM   #20
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I carry a fully mounted spare tire. I do this because of my 275X70X22.5 size tire. It is not easily found. I have changed 5 out of 6 tires on this coach. My first choice is roadside service. However, in a pinch, I could do this myself.
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Just had a flat tire. TPMS saved me as it warned me I had a leak soon enough to drive to the nearest town. Tire shop did the repair. Tire and rim (150 lbs). Air wrench to dismount. Torque wrench had a 6' handle.

Probably could do it myself, do I want to - NO. Visa - priceless!

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