RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-08-2019, 04:55 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Teamfoxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 532
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
For my situation, the odds of needing it are low in the first place. I don't travel fulltime all over the country. Second, if needed, I know it will be short jaunt at a slower speed to a repair/tire shop. I do agree, it would be a pain if the spare lost air or blew on the way, but I've weighed that into my decision and is a chance I'm willing to take. Again, I'd be driving slower on it and don't feel it would be a hazard to anyone. Also, finding a replacement is easy for our smaller rig with 19.5s.

I would think differently if I was traveling more often in a heavier coach, especially one with an uncommon size tire. For now though, I have both, peace of mind and the good feeling of saving the $300+ on a tire that would probably never be used.
\

Last year, I put 8000 miles on the coach and less than 1000 of that was on interstate highways. My commercial grade 19.5" spare tire was $190 including shipping from Simple Tire in PA and I have the good feeling of knowing I will have a reliable spare when traveling.
__________________

__________________
TeamFoxy ~ Sebastian, FL
2011 Coachmen Mirada 32DS
2005 Itasca Spirit 324V
Teamfoxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-08-2019, 12:26 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 9,602
Buy a new tire.

If your RV isn't overloaded and if you check your tires regularly and replace with age (5 yr.) not with looks, then flats rarely happen.

If you keep an old tire for the spare by the time you 'may' need it then it would be much older. I wouldn't trust it.

Big motorhomes don't come with spares. In 16 years of full-timing and traveling constantly we never had a flat.
__________________

__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 12:58 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
jenandjon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 832
I would bring them both.
__________________
93 Jayco RK 325, 03 freightliner Columbia HDT 435 hp 60 series Detroit, 10 speed, 3:55 gears with full locker. 260 inch wheel base, 07 Chevy classic crew cab long box LBZ Duramax. I am a Father, Farmer, and A Trucker.
jenandjon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 07:24 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
CJ7ole's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,067
So how many of you are thinking "spare, uh, the one that came on it..." That is me, mine has never been off the rig, so it is now 17 years old. If I get a flat, I will call a mobile tire service and either have them bring a new tire, or have them put my spare on and drive it to the nearest tire store for a new one. I do bang on it every few years to make sure it has air. Not something I am going to loose sleep over.

Ultimately I would like to replace a bad tire with the same brand but am not going to buy a seventh tire to just keep as a spare. Which brings up a thought, who ever rotates their tires?
__________________
Ole and Anne Anderson, Highland, Michigan
'02 Adventurer 32V, Ford F-53, ours since 4/08,Goodyears, Konis, SeeLevel, CHF
'84 CJ-7 , 5.3 Chevy, 3" lift, 33's, Detroit Locker, Fiberglas tub, winch, hi-lift
CJ7ole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 07:45 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Mr.Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: CA and TN
Posts: 848
Mark and Marie, as other's have said, either will do as a spare for a very temporary use.

I bet you will never need it so spending money for a new tire to use as a spare would probably just age out with no road use.

CJ7ole.... There is no need to rotate unless you have unusual wear. If you have a single axle coach and the front tires are wearing on the edge, etc., get a good alignment and switch the fronts with one side of the dually set. We had wear on the front tires of our previous Dynasty from a bad alignment from Colton Truck in Colton, CA. (jerks) . So, I got a new alignment at a reputable shop in Nashville and had my tag tires put on the front and the worn tires (inner edge) put on the tag. Soon after, I bought a whole new set.

Michelin states that we can get 180,000 miles out of a set or up to 10 yrs. of use. I have 365/70R/22.5's on the front and tag axle and 315/80R/22.5's on the drive axle. We do not carry a spare. In the twelve years of RV'ing, we have never had a flat.

Our tires are so heavy (including the wheel), I couldn't lift them anyway with my bad back. That's what roadside assistance is for. I will be changing the tires on the coach as we are nearing the 6 yr. mark on date codes (2014 chassis). I know it's a little early but I NEVER want to have a blow-out and we are heavy at 55,500 lbs.

Safe travels!
Mark
__________________

__________________
2015 Prevost Liberty Coach, 45 ft, 4 slides, 1.5 baths, 500 hp Volvo with 1,750 lb. ft. of torque.
2017 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 2.7 V6 335 hp twin turbo
Mr.Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To spare or not to spare BeckyFe Class C Motorhome Discussions 142 02-24-2019 10:02 AM
To have a spare or not a spare that is the question bassoneman MH-General Discussions & Problems 32 08-13-2016 05:24 PM
Spare tire or no spare tire R1Kirby iRV2.com General Discussion 25 05-11-2015 06:23 AM
Where to put the spare, spare tire. Virago-Rider Class A Motorhome Discussions 13 05-15-2014 10:06 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×