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Old 05-21-2014, 10:10 PM   #43
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My Super C did not have a spare. I went to a truck tire shop and bought a used tire and wheel so I do have a spare. Still need to figure out a mount for it, as being fully mounted it is a big heavy thing! I paid about $130 for everything out the door, mounted with new valve stem.

X2 make sure you have the proper tools also. Big enough jack to lift the motorhome and the right socket and breaker bar for the lug nuts.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:32 PM   #44
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It's a personal choice. I bought and carried an unmounted tire on my first RV. I never needed it and ended up tossing it because it aged out. So the money I "saved" by not buying one while on the road, was MINUS several hundred dollars. I had to throw away a tire that never saw a day of service. Some might say that I should have rotated it into use with my other tires, but that's even more money and more headache. I no longer carry one and I enjoy the extra cargo space.

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:24 PM   #45
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First, I would never pay that much good money to have spare rubber hanging around. I always use one of the best looking tires that comes off of the coach when new tires are installed. It doesn't matter that it has aged out. All I expect from the old tire is to get me to a location where a new tire can be installed.

The one that I now have in my rolling garage is date code xx03. It was removed from service in April of 2010 when I had all new tires installed just prior to my first trip to Alaska. It is still lashed to the inside wall of my "garage".

If a new tire is readily available from the ERS or a local company that will supply a tire to the ERS at a reasonable cost then I would have them install a new tire. If not then they can install my spare.

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:50 PM   #46
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....I always use one of the best looking tires that comes off of the coach when new tires are installed. It doesn't matter that it has aged out. All I expect from the old tire is to get me to a location where a new tire can be installed.

As I said, personal preference. In your case, if you carry an unmounted spare, you would have to pay to have your spare mounted on the bad tire's rim, ERS will not pay for this. You then have to drive on a questionable tire to who knows where, to have the spare removed again for placement of a new tire. If this is done on an aluminum wheel, you double the risk of damage to your nice wheel by having the tire R&R'd twice (I speak from experience). No thanks, but that's just me....to each his own.

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When we started looking at MH's I was up in the air about having a spare tire. But When we bought our used Dutch Star it had spare tire mounted on a wheel in one of the bays. We lucked out.
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As I said, personal preference. In your case, if you carry an unmounted spare, you would have to pay to have your spare mounted on the bad tire's rim, ERS will not pay for this. You then have to drive on a questionable tire to who knows where, to have the spare removed again for placement of a new tire. If this is done on an aluminum wheel, you double the risk of damage to your nice wheel by having the tire R&R'd twice (I speak from experience). No thanks, but that's just me....to each his own.

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Maybe your ERS charges to change out a flat tire however the ERS that I have does not.

If you don't have Coach-Net Premier then for those that don't I would suggest looking closely at what they offer versus other ERS plans. You may be surprised.

Since I travel all over the NA continent I always have the best ERS available to me and Coach-Net Premier fits the bill.

I have had them service tires on my rolling garage twice now while traveling to and from Alaska. Once near Whitehorse Yukon and once in Calgary AB. Never a problem and I don't expect to ever have one.

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After being gouged a couple times in my trucking days I carry a spare. You can be at their mercy.
I agree 100% they will burn you if given half a chance. I carry a spare tire mounted on a spare rim, no exceptions.
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Maybe your ERS charges to change out a flat tire however the ERS that I have does not.

Richard,

I have Coach-Net as well, have been with them a long time. You are correct, they do not charge to change out a flat, but I was referring to an unmounted spare. I have only had to use Coach-Net once...I had a flat tire associated with a bad valve stem. The job involved breaking the tire from the rim and re-mounting it after the valve stem was replaced. Coach-Net told me that they only pay for tire changes. If the service call involves mounting/unmounting a tire from a rim, it's considered a repair and the member is responsible for the extra cost. They did cover the initial service charge, but I had to cough up the difference.

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If you have more money than you need you don't need to carry a spare.
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