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Old 05-13-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Where to put the spare, spare tire.

When we got this project, one thing we told the dealer was to make sure it had a spare tire.

So they got a new rim and tire. Then when we picked it up they had laid it on the bed, saying there was no place to mount a spare.

As I discovered when we got home, in not only has a place to mount the spare, but there is one there already. Apparently the people at the dealership did not look under the MH.

Now to figure out what to do with the spare spare. It would not fit under the bed as that is where the water tank is located.

A few measurements showed it would fit under the sofa.. So after removing a few screws that hold the front of the sofa on, the tire slips inside.

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Why two spares? Is the extra returnable, else resell via Craigslist?

I also did not realize my coach included a mounted spare under the coach up between the rear frame rails. Was carrying the spare from my previous coach, until I stumbled on the existing spare.
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Trust me I would keep the 2nd spare - since you have such a great spot for it.
I have a class A - presently trying to figure out where we can carry a spare.

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Why two spares? Is the extra returnable, else resell via Craigslist?

I also did not realize my coach included a mounted spare under the coach up between the rear frame rails. Was carrying the spare from my previous coach, until I stumbled on the existing spare.

I was supprised that a major RV dealer would not think to look under it to see if there was a spare.


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I was supprised that a major RV dealer would not think to look under it to see if there was a spare.
I am not surprised by this at all.

Just this weekend, a friend with a new coach of a few months was talking to me about an inverter to power his residential frig while on the road. We were discussing alternatives to the $2500.00 the dealer quoted to add. While investigating, a inverter on off switch was found. The coach has 1000w dedicated inverter for the frig already... I don't think the dealer was purposely trying to double sell, rather I think they just did not know it was standard with this model.
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I hope I'm wrong, but I'd bet that your motorhome begins to smell like a new tire after a few days with the tire under the sofa.

It's a great idea to use that space, however. I hope it works out for you.

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I hope I'm wrong, but I'd bet that your motorhome begins to smell like a new tire after a few days with the tire under the sofa.
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I hope I'm wrong, but I'd bet that your motorhome begins to smell like a new tire after a few days with the tire under the sofa. It's a great idea to use that space, however. I hope it works out for you. Fred
I agree with you, I just put 5 brand new tires on our 1961 VW Bug and the new tire smell is overwhelming from the new tire under the hood .
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I have all the spares I need in my smart phone!

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Years and years ago I had talk with president of winnebago Why is the spare tire not included any longer? Answer was "you guys are getting too old to jack up that thing and lift off and on a 22.5 tire wheel. Get road service and save your back fingers and neck muscles."

I had one dual show bad on tpms in middle of nowhere and I put a plug in aired it up with coach air and drove the 60 miles to page nv and had it fixed by a pro.

I am not ready to try to get a inside dual off a 40,000 coach on the side of the interstate myself.
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The last inside dual I changed was on my pickup and I think I was around 50 years old then. Don't want to mess with the ones on my motorhome.
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An inside dual I might pass on, but a front tire I would change.


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Years and years ago I had talk with president of winnebago Why is the spare tire not included any longer? Answer was "you guys are getting too old to jack up that thing and lift off and on a 22.5 tire wheel. Get road service and save your back fingers and neck muscles."

I had one dual show bad on tpms in middle of nowhere and I put a plug in aired it up with coach air and drove the 60 miles to page nv and had it fixed by a pro.

I am not ready to try to get a inside dual off a 40,000 coach on the side of the interstate myself.
Plugs, in general, have a bad reputation, however the newer type plugs are fantastic. I also carry a plug kit in my truck, and my RV for flats made be a sharp object.

I however, do not take the plugged tire to the tire shop. If the tire holds air, the plug stays there! Have one plugged tire still on the truck that I repaired up in the mountains about five years ago.

The real beauty of the use of plugs is that you can repair the darn tire while it's still on the vehicle.

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