Spare Tire Question
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:31 PM
It is my hope that my roadside assistance would take care of this issue instead and I would just pay to have a tire and service person come to me.
I would agree with the salesman that most larger RVs do not have a spare on board while many smaller RV may or may not have a spare.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:45 PM
1. No spare-- the majority of coaches, particularly DP fall into this category.
2. An unmounted spare tire (much lighter than a mounted one. Still allows road service to install it where you are.
3. Mounted spare. A reasonable option IF you have the equipment and ability to change the tire yourself. If you have to have road service for this, not much advantage over #2.
We carry an unmounted spare ONLY when traveling to remote areas where a replacement tire might be hard to find.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:59 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:15 PM
Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:47 PM
What I have found is with the larger RVs - your tire is a specialized size. You might call your roadside assistance company and they can mobilize quickly, but they may not be able to find the correct tire. Also - if you do find a mount big enough - you can't access your engine on a diesel pusher. But then I saw a mount that was big enough and they ended up having contact info for it. You might check it out. You don't have to do the heavy work - just have the right tire with you. http://www.rvtiremount.com/
Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:34 PM
By the way,
Welcome to FMCA , jrp62 and Loveto RV.
The only item I have run into in like 40 years of owning a Motorhome was having my road service arrive and not have the proper sized socket to remover the wheel covers on the DP that a nice sharp piece of something made a tire not hold air.
The fact that I'm just to detailed ( according to the DW) I had the size with me for the 3/4in. drive.
So no sitting at a rest area for one to be delivered.
45 min. later we where back on the road.
It took longer for the Road Service to find a tire then to change it and that fact has always made my gray mater twitch from time to time while driving in less populated areas. They are not quit as common as car tires, but once in over 175,000 miles is not to bad.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:13 AM
I have two YouTube videos just on spare tires
Should you carry a spare
What you probably don't know about your spare
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