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Old 07-19-2021, 10:23 PM   #1
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Have Roadtrek Zion SRT 2021 and realize there is no spare tire. What is the smart thing to do? Flat fixer, or ?
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:40 AM   #2
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I added “roadside assistance” on my RV insurance policy.
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I do believe that with a 2021 you also get a year or two of Roadside Assistance from Roadtrek... and it is automatically included with your Promaster Warranty. It also comes with the flat fixing kit.

If you are still nervous about the situation, you can add the spare in the OEM position under the van rear at your local Promaster dealer... won't be cheap.

What some are doing is try to find a tire at a local junk yard and get a carrier for the rear. There is a discussion of this option on this board in the last week or two.
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230,000 miles in over 17 years and about 170,000 miles without a spare, and no flat tire, I don’t worry about it. I think the odds are greater from being inconvenienced or incapacitated by other stuff.
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230,000 miles in over 17 years and about 170,000 miles without a spare, and no flat tire, I don’t worry about it. I think the odds are greater from being inconvenienced or incapacitated by other stuff.
I had 4 flats in 10 years.
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230,000 miles in over 17 years and about 170,000 miles without a spare, and no flat tire,
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I had 4 flats in 10 years.
Ah, the miracle of the normal curve.
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Did you have a spare or get roadside assistance? I’m a very senior citizen in chronological age and we have a 16 year old dog with us so not looking for unplanned adventure. RV in for first check today..the Ram..part and OH will ask about flat fixer etc. 80 pounds of pressure sort of gets my attention for some reason.
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Have you as a senior citizen tried to change a van sized tire on a 5 ton van? I have and I failed.
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Have you as a senior citizen tried to change a van sized tire on a 5 ton van? I have and I failed.
Re: tire change…….Oops! My husband will appreciate that. Thank goodness for solar charged batteries for a/ c if long wait on a country road.
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Re: tire change…….Oops! My husband will appreciate that. Thank goodness for solar charged batteries for a/ c if long wait on a country road.
Just a warning... your solar will not run your AC. If you have lithium batteries, you may get 2-3 hours, but you do have the UHG and if you start your engine, you can go for longer.

BTW... in 58 years of driving, I have never needed a spare on the road. The very few flat tires I have had, the car was sitting in the driveway. lol

I also drove an RV for 7 years with no spare and never did need to call Roadside Assistance. Had a nail once in town and just pulled into the tire shop across the street and they fixed it for nothing.
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Thanks..we've had three flats on suv in small mountain home in Colorado.
Our solar panels wonderful, but good to remember engine if lose charge, thanks.
Getting brake vacuum pump ordered and replaced…too bad dealer is 90 minutes away and then hopefully can hit the road.
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2 flats in 10 years with my Chevy Roadtrek. One occurred in a remote area. Thankfully at 65 I can still change a tire, but that will end someday. Had 2 younger folks offer to help with the change in the remote trailhead parking area. Glad I had a spare onboard.
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You could keep a tire plug kit and small 12v air compressor.
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Here is my last week flat tire story. Trend MH with 6 year old tires, traveling from Smyrna, TN on Sunday to East TN, felt vibration and stopped in Knoxville and no luck finding a shop to check balance. Continued on up I40/I81 toward Bristol, TN hoping to make campground and then on Monday finding tire dealer. 2 miles from I26 turnoff right rear tire throws tread but did not loose air. Moved to side of interstate and checked tire, drive on shoulder at 5 mph to make exit, tire blows 1 1/2 mile from exit. Called Coach-Net, 40 minute wait for operator, 3 1/2 hour wait for new tire and roadside assistance. Ran generator for A/C as 90*F outside. Stayed overnight at tire dealer to replace other 3 tires.
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Thanks for sharing your resolution.
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You could keep a tire plug kit and small 12v air compressor.
I have both of those. Plug would not work on the nail hole I had. Again, glad I had the spare.
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Plug would not work on the nail hole I had.
Why wouldn't a plug work on your nail hole?
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Like mloganusda, had a rear tire separation on 2-lane in NW Arizona. Was able to pull into a cell tower access area. Sunday. The roadside assistance from my insurance estimated 3-4 hours. Took off cover to check spare. It was ok. AZ DOT truck pulled in at about same time. The guy had all the equipment and changed out the tire for me on the spot. Wouldn't accept any $$. I don't think that other states have that type of gov assistance, though. Glad I had the spare.
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Why wouldn't a plug work on your nail hole?
I could not get the plug in, even the smaller diameter one. I have done plugs many times before without problem. When I returned home I had the tire repaired properly, with a combination plug/patch from the inside.
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