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Old 06-01-2018, 05:27 AM   #1
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Default Do most of you have a "spare tire" onboard?

I would have thought that nearly everyone would have a spare tire... but, I was a little surprised to find a number of models like Pleasure Way and Leisure Travel do NOT.. I wonder if this was just a space thing, weight thing or what??

Hope I never have to use my spare tire... but, sure glad I have one.

If you don't have one... what do you do in the event of a problem?
I imagine getting a replacement on the road in a rural area is not too handy or easy.. and of course it would cause a pretty big delay getting you back on the road...
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:07 AM   #2
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I would have thought that nearly everyone would have a spare tire... but, I was a little surprised to find a number of models like Pleasure Way and Leisure Travel do NOT.. I wonder if this was just a space thing, weight thing or what??

Hope I never have to use my spare tire... but, sure glad I have one.

If you don't have one... what do you do in the event of a problem?
I imagine getting a replacement on the road in a rural area is not too handy or easy.. and of course it would cause a pretty big delay getting you back on the road...
We have one but because it came with the rig (Continental Kit). Many have said they couldn't/wouldn't change it themselves anyway and that many of these vehicles have reasonably easy to get spares. Most cars have gone to a no-spare model as well.

I have been tempted to take mine off to make it easy to access both rear doors but probably leave as is.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:36 PM   #3
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Many, many vehicles come without spares these days. I own a spare, but don't carry it. No perceived need. I have a plug kit and a compressor. In the extremely unlikely event I get a flat, CoachNet will save me. Yes, it would take a couple of hours, but it's a B-van. We can be comfortable and entertained no matter where we are.

I don't carry spare NOX sensors, either. The odds of needing one are considerably greater than ever needing a spare tire.
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Our Roadtrek has the continental spare and it has come in handy on a couple occasions. The last time we had a flat we were deep in the woods of Arkansas and a long hike to cell service. If you don't boondock maybe no spare.

I jacked up the RT 210 with the jack that the factory put in it and changed the rear tire. Nothing like being in your 70s and hefting around an E tire and wheel but I feel blessed I can still do those things.
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Only my GWV had a tire on the back door which was easily opened because of the style of carrier unlike Roadtrek's, but I never touched it. The LTV came without. The RT came with a tire taking up 50% of the area under the sofa, so it went into storage. So basically I haven't carried one since 2007. I use the same system as Avanti... retired, don't have a schedule... I can wait for the roadside assistance.
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OP, to make a long story short and to re-post a pic I've shared on other threads, I lost not one but TWO tires last year in the location shown below (which is in Canada, not the U.S.). I had Good Sam coverage and they managed to dispatch a guy from 25 miles away who took one of those mobile "tire hospital" trucks out to the site and fixed them both right there (both had faulty stems). I was amazed at the quality of service. I called it in after business hours and it was done by noon the next day.

We do carry a spare underneath the chassis, but I'm debating whether to jettison it entirely. There are very few instances where I'd opt to change a tire myself. For the price of a good service plan, I'd rather leave that to the professionals.

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Count me as another one that had a spare, but probably would never use it by myself.
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We have spare in ROADTREK. We drive to Yucatan each winter and there is no RV coverage. The Nexican government Green Angels ate on the main roads. We also take a fifth wheel and we have two spares for both fifth wheel and tow vehicle.

Have changed tires in Baja, Oakenque, and near Chichin Itza.

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Have spare on left rear door...have never used it...but like to know that it is there even though it would be nice to have easier access to the rear doors.
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Both of the RV's have a spare only because they were there when we each purchased ours.
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