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Old 02-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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I have been following this forum for quite a while. It is GREAT! I am a retired law enforcement officer (Chief) and ready to hit the road, part time anyway. After two class C's I finally purchased a 2004 Winnebago
Adventurer 35U on a Workhorse chassi. I have had all the recall work completed and all is well....so far. However, I am going to carry a spare tire and I am having trouble finding a 22.5x6.75 rim....
any suggestions?

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Old 02-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Welcome Bill. Retired Louisiana State Police. Most people don't carry a spare. Too heavy and a hassel to change a flat tire. I rely on road service.

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Old 02-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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Welcome Chief. Well looks like you got some big ol' tires there. After googling i did find 22.5x6.75-22.5x6.75 Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.com that shows a lot of suppliers, but I'd call around to any large workin tire shops. Good like findin a spare.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #4
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Hi Bill and Welcome to the Forum!

I've read many a comment on the pros and cons of carrying a "big ol' spare" ready to bolt up but most folks with the 22.5's find them too much to wrestle with, not to mention the high-torque lug nuts.

A reasonable compromise is to buy just the tire and find a place to strap it down. Some put it top on their toad. Then if you have a flat, call for road service and they can mount the new tire on the existing rim while you kick back in the lounge chair and watch.

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Old 02-25-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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Hey Chief! Welcome to the forums!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum Bill. Good luck with the new MH. Hope you find the tire you need. I do have a spare, but a lot of people on the forum feel they aren't necessary and too much extra weight to carry for what there worth. I guess there are pros and cons for having one.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:48 PM   #7
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235/80 22.5 tire only, bought new at Sam's club. They order them and had a tire rack made to fit under coach behind the gas tank. feel better having the tire so if I had to call coach.net they would only have to mount.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:21 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard Chief,..... from a retired NYPD. Looks like you already have found some info regarding the tire. For what its worth we have a 2005 Georgie Boy Class A that came with a spare. In our almost 50,000 miles we have had two occasions to use the spare due to blow outs. I am not sorry we had it on board. Do hope you have many safe and enjoyable miles with your new rig.... bill
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #9
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Welcome Aboard!

Don't worry about the rim, they all are not the same. Get a roadside service from someone, & let them install the tire where needed! Coachnet & Good Sam are around 100.00 per year.

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