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Old 05-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #15
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Yes, I would use it as a spare. Yes, one should carry a spare. IMHO.

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #16
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My 13 year old spare has gotten me in off the road twice now. It has no cracks and looks good. Sure they can bring you a brand X tire but I want the exact same tire and have had to wait a few days to get one so I don't want to wait on the side of the road. Just drive it in slow and easy and you will be fine.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #17
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As I've said before, I drove on a set of Michelins that came new on my MH for 14 years and never had a blowout or a flat tire. Age is not as important as the condition of the tire. On my current coach, I see no reason to carry a spare. I'm not going to be able to change it and Roadservice can bring me a spare in a short time.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #18
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my spare is brand new. It came from the factory in the storage compartment. It has never been dirty. It has never been damaged by a pothole. It has not suffered sun rot. It has never been run with low air pressure. It is a 1997 year tire. I will use it if I ever have a flat. It will go back in the storage bin as soon as I get to the next big town and purchase a new tire.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #19
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We have a spare about that old. It will eliminate the problem of having to buy a tire with insufficient load rating just because that's the only size they have in Podunck, nowhere. It will allow us to get on the road quicker, and with reduced speed (55MPH max), allow us to get to a place we can buy the right tires.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:57 AM   #20
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I would consider carrying the spare , as others have mentioned . It Might get you out of a tight spot . If it is stored underneath and not taking up storage space , that is much the better . The spare may be a better trade off for the weight.

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