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Old 08-31-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Where's the spare?

Hi Folks,
When we bought our Old Monaco from the dealer I kept hitting on him about the spare. In a previous owners records he'd mentioned a rack and spare. Can't find any sign of these. Anyway, guess the spare is about to appear.
My question is where the heck do people store 'em? It's diesel pusher so that area is taken up. Don't want to be wrestling a 22.5 wheel up or off the roof. So should I sell it and buy a case of beer?

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi Bob,
You wrestle a 22.5 tire up on the roof and you'll be my hero. I carry a fully mounted tire in the center of my middle basement compartment. Did this when I first got the coach. Since I never had the space to store anything else, I've not missed it. It is resting on a large painter's drop cloth. I can remove the tire by pulling on the drop cloth. And yes, I have changed a tire on this coach (another thread).
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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Very few class A's come with a spare. I have carried an unmounted tire for about three years now, and would gladly give it to anyone who wants it (do you want two??) ... Michelin XZA2 275/80R 22.5 LR H, mfg date 0602, great condition, apx 30k miles, no weather checking outside or inside.
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You get somebody else to put an unmounted spare up on the roof (forklift, small cherry picker, etc). Only have to do that once. It's easy to wrestle down - just roll it to the edge and let go. Then the road service guy picks it up and mounts it on your rim, puts it on the hub and you are good to go. If the flat tire is worth saving, put in in the toad until you get to a tire shop. Or let the road service guy take it to his shop to repair (though he can probably do it in the spot just as well).
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We have one Monaco Owner here...Diplomat Don...who has a spare tire. You can look at his photos in his "Modifications" photo album and see what he does.
Diplomat Don...can you chime in here when you get home? What is your reasoning and thoughts on this subject?
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Over the last 10 years,I have had 4 flats,2 were blow outs. Three of the 4 flats,there were no tires my size to be had. I always carry a spare in the bay next to the sewer compartment with all my sewer hoses stuffed inside.
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The spare for my '02 Suncruiser is mounted undereneath the frame towards the rear.
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The spare for my '02 Suncruiser is mounted undereneath the frame towards the rear.
Hard to use that technique on a rear engine coach. And the generator is mounted in the front, so no space there either.
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When a Spare is carried on the Roof how do You Secure it and what do You cover it with?
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TireGate.com - The Ultimate Spare Tire Carriers!

Can not say as I recommend it (A 22.5 with rim may exceed the weight lmite on a class 2 hitch) but... There you are.
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