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Old 09-07-2015, 10:05 AM   #29
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I carry an unmounted spare, (a mounted spare will not fit in any of my storage compartments).
IMO having no spare tire can result in having to buy a tire that does not match... and that you do not want... at a price you do not want to pay from the service provider that your EMS, (in my case CoachNet) sends to your location.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:57 AM   #30
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When I went through this mental excercise I was completely against carrying a spare. Roadside service would be my ticket. Then someone pointed out my particular tires are not so common, and getting a new one shipped could leave me stuck for days instead of hours. So I have an unmounted spare stuck in the basement hoping it never needs to be used.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:19 PM   #31
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:24 PM   #32
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We carry 2 spares mounted on wheels. A month ago we had an inner right tire go down and it slapped the outer one and blew it out. Lucky for us we had the 2 spares. AAA came out and changed both tires with no charge other than our annual membership fee. My father drove 18 wheel trucks for a living and he told me to carry two spares, because if one rear goes it my take the one next to it out. If I had carried a spare not mounted on a wheel the cost would have been about $100 plus the tire would not have been balanced. Also I would have had to buy a tire at their inflated cost for the second tire plus mounting.
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Any of you folk using tire pressure monitors?

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Old 09-07-2015, 02:20 PM   #34
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #36
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:47 PM   #37
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If you carry no faith in the tires on your rig, replace them or carry a spare. Peace of mind is very important.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:03 PM   #38
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My Bounder did not come with a spare or provision for a spare. I felt strong enough about being able to take care of myself that I fabricated an above frame rack with a removable winch to carry my junk-yard tire and rim. 255/80/22.5 is not on every-ones shelf. Having said that 58 years of driving never had to change a car or truck tire on the road, go figure, just paranoid I guess
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:27 PM   #39
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Spare tire

I've only had my motor home for 3 years and have had two rear tire issues! The first one I was coming from Eagle Lake California and picked up a tool through the side wall.I limped into Chester California and the tire shop had a used one to put on and it got me home! The next issue I had was when Les Schwab put the new one on to replace the used one, they didn't tighten the valve extension. both times my TPMS gave me notice. I have the unmounted spare, and if I travel to a area that will be tough to come up with a tire, I put the unmounted tire in the back of the toad.I definitely think it is better to be prepared than not.I know you may sit for a couple of days if you are in a out of the way area!
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Our Vista 27n came with a spare tire mounted on a rim, stored in the back large storage bay. I can get all my "stuff" in there with it so left it there for insurance. Hope I never have to use it but......
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If you carry no faith in the tires on your rig, replace them or carry a spare. Peace of mind is very important.

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ANY tire can fail. It's not about having "no faith", it's about being prepared. Don't understand your remark.


And usually in the most inconvenient place.

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I always carry a spare mounted to a rim. Had a blow out one time that took out my exhaust system and drive shaft. So now I needed a flat changed and a tow. Not sure if Coachnet would have covered both so I called them and by the time the tow truck arrived I had changed the tire and was ready to have the motorhome towed home.
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