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Old 02-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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I carry a spare and I have a ERS (one does not negate the other). Have used twice. One blow-out, and the other a flat from a nail.

Having your own unmounted spare saves one from trip delays and/or paying a high price for a tire. ERS will change out you unmounted spare - usually with an additional charge for the wheel swap. Having a mounted spare for ERS to install will save the wheel swap charge.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Clayobx View Post
22.5 inch, too heavy, no room. Get a good road service program, the best insurance!.
^^ This.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #17
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My 2006 37' Southwind had a spare (22.5), my "new" Coach didn't come with one.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:19 AM   #18
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My 93 HR Navigator has a 22.5" spare, but no tools to change it with. I just call CoachNet if I need it changed, which I have had to do once in the last 6 years.

It seems not carrying a spare on the larger rigs is becoming more common.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:06 AM   #19
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One blow out years ago in SC, outer rear dual, was assisted with the change by a State Trooper. He loosened the lug nuts as I jacked it up. I wanted another spare for my continued trip to Florida, he called a station he knew on his cell phone and made arrangements, I was on my way in several hours with my new spare. Couldn't believe he got down and started to go to work on the tire. Gave me his card said if I needed help with anything give him a call. A first class Trooper.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:53 AM   #20
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I carry an unmounted spare, in a compartment made for the purpose. Had a blow out last year, on the inside right rear dual tire. Called Good Sam, they sent a tire company out to change it, didn't charge me anything. I'm a happy camper.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #21
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I have seen Class A people carrying an unmounted 22.5" tire when they traveled to and from Alaska. You will still be at the mercy of roadside assistance for mounting and installing but NOT for having to buy a new tire from who knows where and for how much. Friends of ours wished they were carrying one when they had to buy a new one in Needles, CA.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:02 AM   #22
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Ours is smaller, uses 16" wheels. RV came with a mount and fiberglass cover on the rear for the mounted spare. I used it on our first trip home from buying it... I didn't know then about RV tires aging.. I sure do now !! We'll keep the spare, and tools to change it. I can understand though when you get to bigger rv's, that would not be an option..
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:21 AM   #23
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I always keep the best of the old tires for an unmounted spare. Since I run 22.5 XRV's they may not be available if I had a flat and if they were I'm not paying premium price because I have no choice. I would replace it ASAP.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #24
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I use this to remove my 245/75/19.5" tires to work on my brakes. I also carry one 6 ton jack stand and heavy duty wheel chocks for safety. I use my leveling jacks to get one corner up and down at a time. I can remove my 450 ft/lb lug nuts with one hand with this torque multiplier tool.

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #25
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I have never carried one in this coach until our Alaska trip last year. I put an unmounted spare in one of my compartments. It is still there.

I had a front blow out 6+ years ago. The tire the guy brought and mounted to my rim was awful. Only good enough to get home, barely. I was in the process of going home to have all six tires replaced. Only had 60 miles to go. Oh well. No one was hurt and no damage to the coach.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Terry Walter View Post
I have had a blow out a while back in L.A. on the freeway (Rear tag tire) it was a good thing I had a spar one with me other wise it would of cost me around $300.00 to have toe truck driver bring one with him.
Another time I had a toe truck driver check the air pressure in my tires andr he told me that the inside dull tire had no air in it.
He took it off and showed me where their was two large staples in it, he repaired it.
I would not go any where with out a spair.
Just a thought.
Hope things continue to work out for you. Having one dual flat for unknown miles means you had the other dual 100% overloaded and the 0 psi one might have internal damage as well. Hope he didn't just use plugs and inspected the interior for possible damage.

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