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Old 11-24-2015, 09:36 PM   #85
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Our smallest tire is a 315/80 and the largest is a 365/70. Just plain too big to carry even though I have the tools to change one if already mounted.
And, which size would you carry? For sure, the other size would be the one that's needed.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:57 PM   #86
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Our 32' Georgetown (purchased from the original owner) had a complete spare wheel and tire. It was attached by a chain beneath the propane tank. From the condition, I don't think it had ever hit the road and we never used it in the four seasons we owned the rig.

It was probably the same original build date tires (8 years old) as those on the wheels when we bought the rig.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:17 PM   #87
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I carry a spare for the tow dolly since I have one and could change it. As far as one for the MH, just to much of everything to deal with. Would call for road service if needed.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:20 AM   #88
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I carry a spare for the tow dolly since I have one and could change it. As far as one for the MH, just to much of everything to deal with. Would call for road service if needed.
Not a bad plan in the east. However if you are out west, there are roads with no cell service for hours.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:40 AM   #89
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Not a bad plan in the east. However if you are out west, there are roads with no cell service for hours.
I guess I don't need to travel west then. I don't carry a spare - no place to put it. And even if I could carry a spare, there is no way I could change one of the 22.5" tires on my coach by myself anyway. The lugs are torqued to 475 lb-ft and I'm not even sure I can pick up a mounted spare with my bad back. It has to be approaching a hundred pounds.
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Truckers aren't running around with spares. You can get good, quick road service about anywhere. The best you can do is to be using tires common with the trucking industry so a match is likely available anywhere. Something to check when buying a new set...if you have original Michelins it's a crap shoot and keep your wallet full.
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I guess I don't need to travel west then. I don't carry a spare - no place to put it. And even if I could carry a spare, there is no way I could change one of the 22.5" tires on my coach by myself anyway. The lugs are torqued to 475 lb-ft and I'm not even sure I can pick up a mounted spare with my bad back. It has to be approaching a hundred pounds.
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I am not trying to say this is a "I am right and you are wrong" thing. If you are happy with not carrying a spare, that is fine. I feel a spare is a must have for me. As for going out West, make sure you go with or without a spare. If you want to see what man made go East. If you want to see what GOD made go West.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:15 PM   #92
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Spare in toad

Put an unmounted spare in the trunk of our Malibu. Out of the way and it stays clean, car goes every where the motorhome does on the Karr Caddy. Just Another Old Doggy, Don
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[QUOTE=ga traveler;2840733) "If you want to see what man made go East. If you want to see what GOD made go West."[/QUOTE]

Excellent summary.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:17 AM   #94
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Truckers aren't running around with spares. You can get good, quick road service about anywhere. The best you can do is to be using tires common with the trucking industry so a match is likely available anywhere. Something to check when buying a new set...if you have original Michelins it's a crap shoot and keep your wallet full.
Have you looked underneath OTR truckers as they drive down the highway. A lot of them have thingies underneath in cradles that look suspiciously like . . . .well, like TIRES . . . .
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My daughter had a blow out on rear duel traveling on Rt 95 NC with minor damage.
Didn't have road side assistance.
Got off 95 next exit. Called for nearest tire repair shop at 11pm. Immediate responce but when all was said and done, tire size matched, but not the same manufactorer.
Total cost $800-----CASH only. Son in law had to find ATM to make up his cash on hand shortage.
Now son in law made room for spare.
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My daughter had a blow out on rear duel traveling on Rt 95 NC with minor damage.
Didn't have road side assistance.
Got off 95 next exit. Called for nearest tire repair shop at 11pm. Immediate responce but when all was said and done, tire size matched, but not the same manufactorer.
Total cost $800-----CASH only. Son in law had to find ATM to make up his cash on hand shortage.
Now son in law made room for spare.

And hopefully signed up for roadside assistance.
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Talk about timing! I posted on this site on the 27th of November. The next day,the 28th, we headed for Savannah. a hour and a half from Savannah we had a blowout. Our granddaughter was following in her car. She heard the explosion. Said it sounded like a shotgun at the front of her car. I had checked the pressure the night before leaving and had visually checked the tires at the same time. I had a spare and was back on the road in 31 minutes. Now more than ever I believe in carrying a spare.
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