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Old 05-17-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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Store spare tire on rim or not

I have room in my front compartment to store a spare on a rim or just the tire. I can get a rim and have the tire mounted.

Is there any benefit (I have Coach net) to storing the tire on the rim?

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I have room in my front compartment to store a spare on a rim or just the tire. I can get a rim and have the tire mounted.

Is there any benefit (I have Coach net) to storing the tire on the rim?

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I carry an unmounted spare and also have coachnet. I understand that coachnet will pay for the service call but won't pay to have tire mounted on rim. I think it's a small price to pay to be on my way.
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I carry an unmounted spare in the trunk of the toad.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Unless you can change the tire yourself, carrying a rim around is a waste of money. If you are not sure if you can do it yourself, you probably can not. It is about a 10 minute job for the tire truck and will not cost that much.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #5
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We carry tire only under the coach. A good tire repair tech can remove and replace a tire very easy. Most road service men can do it without removing the rim from the coach.
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We carry tire only under the coach. A good tire repair tech can remove and replace a tire very easy. Most road service men can do it without removing the rim from the coach.

I'd sure pay to see that--especially on an inside dually (rim shot)
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:17 AM   #7
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I carry an unmounted spare and also have coachnet. I understand that coachnet will pay for the service call but won't pay to have tire mounted on rim. I think it's a small price to pay to be on my way.
They will mount your tire at no charge in fact if you don't have a spare they will bring you a new tire and mount it at no charge other then the price of the tire it self.. In other words the service is always no charge....
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I am 71 years old. When I got ready for my spring trip, I found my inside rear dually flat. Driving from my storage pad to my house. (300ft) The tire came off the rim seat. I had to remove both tires, reseat the tire and reinstall. I am not burly. I am only 5'10". I say all this, to say If I can do this anyone can. I believe in spares. I have had 3 blowouts and 1 tread seperation, in 43 yrs of camping. I always carry a mounted spare and change myself. I can change a tire and be underway in less than 30 min.
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With coach net if you have a flat they may send you a tire guy.. Or they may send just a tow truck.. A Tire Guy can mount your spare (But read on) a tow truck can not. But if the tire is mounted on the rim, he can mount the wheel.

Now the downside.. Tires are designed to be driven on, The spare is NOT driven on, I've seen spares go bad faster than service tires because they were not being driven on.. However if it's in a "under deck" storage (out of the sun) it generally lasts longer.
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I am 71 years old. When I got ready for my spring trip, I found my inside rear dually flat. Driving from my storage pad to my house. (300ft) The tire came off the rim seat. I had to remove both tires, reseat the tire and reinstall. I am not burly. I am only 5'10". I say all this, to say If I can do this anyone can. I believe in spares. I have had 3 blowouts and 1 tread seperation, in 43 yrs of camping. I always carry a mounted spare and change myself. I can change a tire and be underway in less than 30 min.
I admire your spirit.

I have a different philosophy. I like chatting with AAA persons while they work.

22.5 rim tires are not always easy to come by so maybe carrying one would be a good idea. A rim? Well if you see yourself changing a tire OK.

I do not---but then I could have to be towed from the side of the road someday---and sit for a bit while they find a tire----who knows? I have time just do not want to chance spending any of it getting a hernia repaired.

I'm 68 and it is not that I cannot change a tire--I just do not want to.
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With coach net if you have a flat they may send you a tire guy.. Or they may send just a tow truck.. A Tire Guy can mount your spare (But read on) a tow truck can not. But if the tire is mounted on the rim, he can mount the wheel.
If I had Coach net and they sent me a tow truck driver for a flat tire I would switch to Good Sam.
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It is not coachnet's fault.. Sometiems the nearest mobileTire Guy is a long way off. and it is less expensive to tow you in, if possible.

I had the good sense to blow my tire less than a mile from the mobile tire guy.
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When I had a blowout, they asked if I had spare and if it was mounted. With a mounted spare, they just sent a strong kid out with a jack. I was told the truck with junk to change tire to wheel was a long way off. As it was, I had to wait 2 hours. My wife wouldn't let me change it even though I could have real quick like. I carry all the stuff. 19.5. I say if you can carry a mounted spare, do it. It may make your trip go faster.
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I am 71 years old. When I got ready for my spring trip, I found my inside rear dually flat. Driving from my storage pad to my house. (300ft) The tire came off the rim seat. I had to remove both tires, reseat the tire and reinstall. I am not burly. I am only 5'10". I say all this, to say If I can do this anyone can. I believe in spares. I have had 3 blowouts and 1 tread seperation, in 43 yrs of camping. I always carry a mounted spare and change myself. I can change a tire and be underway in less than 30 min.
My hat is off to you sir. I hope I can do it when the time comes. I too carry a spare mounted on the rim, but I believe that just carring the spare has been my lucky rabbit - I haven't had a flat tire in 60,000 miles. As soon as I stop carring a spare you know it will happen.
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