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Old 09-16-2015, 02:56 PM   #57
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8 year old tire? That's when I start looking to replace them even if unused. Tires age out on RV's before they wear out in most cases!
Yeah, that's why I said "I am due for tires soon". I've been shopping since March but it is just sitting so I couldn't see putting tires on it. When I do, the tire shop I've chosen is less than 10 miles (non hwy) away.

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Old 09-16-2015, 03:19 PM   #58
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My Tiffin has a spare mounted on rear of coach but I do not know if I could change it if needed. I've only changed tires on cars and trucks in the past. I hope my cel phone has a signal if and when I have a flat. I do carry a bottle jack in basement. I also carry Coach Net premium and hope they can help if needed.

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Old 09-16-2015, 05:57 PM   #59
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:23 AM   #60
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Is your spare just the tire or is it mounted? Do the roadside assistance services have the capability to mount the plain tire on-site or do they have to take it somewhere?
I have a Pace Arrow. Fleetwood put a mounted spare in the basement. I have it on a heavy plastic sheet. (the kind new mattress,s come in.) It slides out easily on the plastic. I have a 24 inch breaker bar to remove the lug nuts. I use the jacks to raise the wheel. I never, never get into the wheel well when it is up on the jacks. If a lug nut rolls under the motorhome, it stays there until the wheel is back on the ground.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:01 AM   #61
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Do some checking, I found that my unmounted 19.5" tire just fit between the frame rail in back behind the gas tank. Just slid it up in there and secured it. Peace of mind no wasted storage space
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #62
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I carry Emergency Roadside Assistance, a credit card and my cell phone. I do not carry a spare because I need the space for my golf clubs and fishing gear.

Here we go, let the flames begin.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:51 AM   #63
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I carry a spare. We have had too many blowouts over the years. We had a flat on the way home on a Saturday evening over 200 miles from the nearest major city and a mountain pass and over 50 miles to a small town. A Chinese knock off tire and roadside mount and balance could have cost well over $1000. RVs are spectialty vehicles and require special tires. Those tires may or may not be immediately available on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend. An unmounted spare in my bay is good insurance.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:10 AM   #64
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I have a mounted spare in my 1999 Rexhall. Why? Because it came with it and I see no reason to take it out.
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Wow ,that's smart!!I'm going to do that . Thanks.
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We just bought a 2005 Fleetwood Terra..has a spare but if I have an issue I will call my roadside assistance to help change.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:02 PM   #67
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My 2000 unit came with a spare tire. It's still under the motorhome. I'm not sure a 15 year old tire makes for a good spare though. When I bought the mh 5 years ago the tires were original. Swapped them out just cause.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:13 PM   #68
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Our '02 used Georgetown came with a spare wheel with mounted tire. It was hung under the propane tank with a chain. In four years, we never needed it. We put a new set of Toyos on the rig when we bought it, but didn't replace the spare. I think the spare was an OEM 2001 GY. We never had the need to use it.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:58 AM   #69
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I have a mounted spare in my 1999 Rexhall. Why? Because it came with it and I see no reason to take it out.

Same here.
The 2007 Bounder DP we just purchased, has a spare wheel/tire in one of the cargo bays. I've had so many blowouts....... I'm NOT taking it out.
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I couldn't fit a mounted 22.5" tire in my rear pass through basement , however I could fit an unmounted one there.If need be , I would advise my road service ( Coach Net ) to send a road service company that can mount the spare.


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