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Old 09-09-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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Do you carry a spare tire?

my spare is located internaly.
i can't change it my self,lug nut and shear weight of tire.
i could use the extra storage space.
i fiqure if i get a flat i will have to buy a tire anyway.
any thoughts?
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:58 PM   #2
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You may need to purchase a new tire. BUT.... There may be quite a bit of difference money wise. Most road side assistance refuses to tow if you do not have that tire. They will make you buy from them, and they will return to put it on. I prefer to shop for my tires and check pricing.
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:12 PM   #3
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thanks; good point.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:19 PM   #4
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Welcome to irv2, I see you joined in Jan 14 but only have 11 posts.
You might want to put your rig info in the signature block.

We have a very good search engine you might want to use.

An ongoing thread or spre tires now has over 50 posts.

Who carries a spare tire in a class A?
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:54 AM   #5
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If you have a class 3 or better receiver hitch on your class c (or a) there is a very easy way to carry a spare, and get it to where it dosen't take up space.
Mine was under the rear frame rails, hard to get to.
Curt Towing makes a nice, very strong and well built spare tire carries, 70-80 bucks on Amazon. And several companies make a dual 2" receiver extension, running from 40 to 110 bucks. If you tow anything with your rig, you need the dual hitch extension. One I have pictured is from Curt towing.
Not going to go into whether or not you should carry a spare or not, thats up to the individual.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:04 AM   #6
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I have one on my DP mounted like grumpy only straight up and down on top of the hitch.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:47 AM   #7
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I've actually upgraded the dual extension. The Curt is rated for 3500 lb towing and 350 lb carry weight. I just received, via Amazon, yesterday, a Roadmaster 077-4 dual receiver extension. Much more robust, rated at 10,000 lb towing and 400 lb carrying.
Will post some pic's later today when I mount it.
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Here's new Roadmaster 077-4 dual receiver mount.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:09 PM   #9
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My 2007 Winnebago Access class C had a spare tire/wheel in the rear cargo compartment, and a lug nut wrench, but no jack. Never had to change it. If I had a flat I would have called Coach-Net. Traded that coach for a 2013 Newmar Baystar class A... no spare. Now with my new 2016 Itasca Navion class C, I discovered there's a spare tire/wheel mounted underneath. I never saw any mention of it in the brochure nor did the salesperson mention it. Glad to have it, and again if it needs to be changed I'll call Coach Net.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:45 PM   #10
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thanks

thanks to all who replied.
the hitch extension sounds good.
i think i'll check amazon now.
May all your trips be safe ones!
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:05 PM   #11
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365/70 22.5 on a 10" rim used on the front and tag axle, 315/80 22.5 on a 9" rim for the drive. There is no way to carry even one of each of that size mounted our unmounted.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:35 PM   #12
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My 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree has a tire in the rear storage. No rim, no jack. If I ever need to use it, I will need to call roadside assistance.
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My 88 Fleetwood Southwind that I bought a year ago, and rebuilt the interior, and removed every thing from within and from the storage in the basement, has a tire on a rim in one of the center pass thru compartments.

I could pull it out on either side of the MH, but never have. It is the one thing in the motor home I have not touched.

I suppose I should at least look at it. Considering it's weight, I have not been too inclined to play with it.

I have not seen a jack or lug wrench. May be some stuff under or inside the rim.

I guess I have a project for tomorrow.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #14
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I do have a spare that is underneath the back of the rear axel. It is a 16" rim. and I can change it myself if needed. Most likely will call road service and have it changed if I get a flat.
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