We have a 2007 Hurricane and no spare. We do carry a spare tire in the toad when we travel long distances and to areas that have few major towns, like Canada and Alaska. During our short trips, which are either to major towns or close to them, I leave the spare tire in storage. So far, in 27,000 miles, we have been to Alaska and back and are halfway through a trip through central Canada to the Alantic coast we have not needed the spare tire. We have had one nail in a tire that we had fixed in Winnipeg and have one now on an inside rear. I have to pump a little air in it every 3-4 days and I check them every day that we travel.