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Old 05-09-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Spare tire

I just got my 2015 36 la, i did not know that they don't come with spare tire, is this true......
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:49 PM   #2
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MY 2001 Horizon does not have one either, its a DP. You should ad your details of your MH to your signature so people know which direction to point you in.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:27 AM   #3
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Yes. No spare. I think none of them come with a spare. Those tires are so large and heavy and require so much torque on the lug nuts that I think most folks would never try to change one anyway. Coach Net is a well regarded roadside service for such things.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #4
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Do a search on spare tires here for more info, but they are just too big to carry around. Some people keep an unmounted spare if they have room. IF you break down and need road service, the tech will mount your tire on your old rim in most cases.
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If you have a cell phone use that for your spare. Been doin' this for 17 years and mobile rv repair and mobile tire repair are all available by phone. The most I might do is, if making the trip to Alaska again I might carry a unmounted tire so road service doesn't have to find one for you.
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I just got my 2015 36 la, i did not know that they don't come with spare tire, is this true......
This topic reappears from time to time.

For most of us with DP's, carrying a spare is not a practical option. It takes up too much room, is too heavy and we can't change it without power tools. The exception to this is an Alaskan trip. Many folks carry a spare skin that matches what they are driving on. Getting it put on is not a problem from a road service. Getting your particular tire up there may be.

Here in the lower 48 we have no problem getting roadside assistance and our tires are common enough to be available.

The most important thing to do is properly maintain your tires. You will get many trouble free years out of what is now on your coach if you don't run them under inflated. If you hit some bad pot holes, expansion joints or curbs get a tire shop to remove the suspect tire and inspect it inside and out for damage. Replace if need be. You really don't want a tire to blow. The damage can be extensive and expensive. I found out the hard way.

Happy trails and congratulations on your new coach.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:02 PM   #7
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I think a 36la comes with a 275 by 22.5, way too heavy for you to mount...I think the wheel lug torque on those is around 400 lbs.
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I carry a fully mounted spare on a Continental kit I built. Attaches in receiver and folds down for engine service. The problem with these is most new coaches have 2 different size tires on them. Mine even has two different wheels as the IFS has ZF wheels (metric components with SAE wheels, a difficult wheel to find any more.) Do your research before you do any type of spare hauling.
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Come to think of it....my QBA does not have a spare either. Guess it is the size... My 99 Adventurer did but it was a smaller tire and it was a pain itself to change.
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I have a simpson tire mount! I am not changing the tire but at least I have a spare!
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:26 AM   #11
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Here is a picture of the tire on the back of my coach!

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Must be fun checking fluid levels..
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Must be fun checking fluid levels..

No problem at all!
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Well, we need at least two tire sizes and maybe three different wheels as the front and tag axles take a 365/70 and drive takes 315/80 tires with different width wheels and offsets as I remember. There's no way I can carry all that.
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