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Old 06-05-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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Spare Tires

I am new to all of this, we bought a used Alfa Gold and have looked underneath for a spare tire, it doesn't have one. Do most part time rvers carry a spare or what do they do if they get flat. We do have Sam's Club emergency road service for the 5er and AAA road service for the truck.


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Pay me now or pay a lot more later. If Good Sam brings you a tire , it will no doubt cost you retail/ retail plus. You'll also be on the side of the road much longer waiting for it to be delivered.


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Old 06-05-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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All cars, trucks, and trailers are to have a spare. If yours doesn't, get a rim that fits and a tire the same size as the tires on the rig. Mount it underneath the trailer. Most trailers have a crank up / down tire mount for underneath. If you bought it from a dealer go hit them up for it. It's required and the dealer should have caught it in the inspection before they sold it.
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New cars sold without spare tires: Automakers sell more cars without spare tires - Los Angeles Times

Spare tires are not required by federal regulators because they are not considered an essential safety feature.

The spare tire was an option on both the TT and TV purchased in 2005. On the TV the option includes a 6T jack. I am certain there is no spare tire on the coach and did not see it as an option on the manufacturers option list.
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Originally Posted by albertson1 View Post
I am new to all of this, we bought a used Alfa Gold and have looked underneath for a spare tire, it doesn't have one. Do most part time rvers carry a spare or what do they do if they get flat. We do have Sam's Club emergency road service for the 5er and AAA road service for the truck.

No matter who has to pay for it, the piece of mind is worth the cost. If you can't mount it under the trailer, maybe in the storage basement or even the bed of the truck. Mine is in the front storage compartment.
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I would carry a spare for a 5th wheel, also a 20 ton bottle jack. Alfa's are heavy, if you have 2 axles and the tires are the G614 Goodyears, I would advise to go with the 215/75 R 17.5" wheels and tires. Since you have a 3 slide unit, I know that you are heavier than I am, and I am right at 16,400#. If you have 3 axles, then the G614's might be ok.

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