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Old 08-01-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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I was a bit dissappointed that my Greyhawk 31FS came without a spare. Whether or not I change it or not is another debate. I see a need to carry a spare and maintain a spare. Should I not want to gear upto change it myself, atleast a quality spare that I can trust will be there waiting for an appropriatly outfitted road side assistance person to change it.

Can't help but think this was a cost savings as well as a weight savings. 1 Spare carrier, 1 rim and 1 Michelin LTX probably accounts for $500 saved and a couple hundred pounds.

I have thought of the scenerio and the time involved, should I have a flat. By far, having a spare available will decrease the time you are on the roadside.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #22
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I bought a spare and the rim. Peace of mind in case something happens and I am not close to where I can purchase another.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #23
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Campergma. where and how did you mount it. Jayco rep told me not to mount it under the bedroom.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:15 AM   #24
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What did Jayco say the issue was with mounting it under the bedroom? There seems to be plenty of room under there.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #25
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They said trash from the rear tires will be thrown into it..Duh. But this is pretty typical for under frame mounts..
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #26
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Just an update got a new wheel from Colorado Wheel Co, and ordered,a tire and had it mounted/balanced at Costco. Investment was about $300 total. Welding up an under coach rack with a Teca hoist. Weight is really not an issue, the 16" thre and wheel combo is under 90 pounds, a little heavier than a pickup wheel. Peace of mind.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #27
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after reading some of reply's on here.. my question with the people saying you can carry just a tire minus the wheel and have a commericial tow driver replace the tire at roadside .. How does he balance the wheel before installing it? Does he have equipment on his truck to balance wheels??
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #28
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I would think a road side repair is a temporary fix then later would need to be done proper. If you carry a full spare already mounted and balanced, you ar set. If you carry the rim only, than most likely you will end up with a non matching tire.
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I would think a road side repair is a temporary fix then later would need to be done proper. If you carry a full spare already mounted and balanced, you are set. If you carry the rim only, than most likely you will end up with a non matching tire.
I agree that the complete spare is the best solution, but carrying a tire us #2. (TX Arvee:You wouldn't carry the rim, you'd carry a matching tire. The rim should still be good even if the tire shreds.) I would think you could get it balanced later.



I used to do that with my pop-up because I'd blow a tire on almost every trip and then I wouldn't have a spare. I could get the tire mounted on my rim for $5 and I have a good spare. I stated doing that after pay 3-4x the normal price in the middle of nowhere for a new tire
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I would think a road side repair is a temporary fix then later would need to be done proper. If you carry a full spare already mounted and balanced, you are set. If you carry the rim only, than most likely you will end up with a non matching tire.
I agree that the complete spare is the best solution, but carrying a tire us #2. (TX Arvee:You wouldn't carry the rim, you'd carry a matching tire. The rim should still be good even if the tire shreds.) I would think you could get it balanced later.



I used to do that with my pop-up because I'd blow a tire on almost every trip and then I wouldn't have a spare. I could get the tire mounted on my rim for $5 and I have a good spare. I stated doing that after pay 3-4x the normal price in the middle of nowhere for a new tire
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