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Old 02-15-2018, 09:50 AM   #1
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Greyhawk Ford E450 Tire?

My Greyhawk came with no spare and I'd like to carry a spare on the rear but was wondering what rim , are the rims different for the fronts than the dually rims??
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:01 AM   #2
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Normally, when it comes to motorhomes and other large vehicle platforms with dual rear wheels, the rims for the back duals are the same rims for the front wheels. "Normally" there are always exceptions.
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You might do what I did (as my dad recommended). Just buy the tire then when the road side assist people come, they can use their equipment to mount up the new tire and you are good to go. Problem with these beasts is you have to have some pretty heavy duty equipment to do a tire change, so my choice this go around is to pay the small amount on my auto policy for assistance. I found a used take-off tire in good shape (for free in this case) which will allow me to limp back to a tire store of my choice rather than pay 3x what they want to charge for a roadside sale (if they even have one in stock).

All that said....I do like the idea of a spare and hate that they don't give you one, but as heavy as these coaches are now, I guess I understand it.
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Get a standard steel rim, it will work on front or rear. Your inside dual is already a steel rim.
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I bought this one. Says E350 but fits E450 as well. The mounted spare weighs in at about 75 lbs. I keep it in the large rear storage compartment in my 31 DS. New Michelin tire and new rim came to just under $300


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Not 100% required to carry a spare, as you can "limp" to the nearest town on only 5/6 tires as long as you swap the flat tire to the rear axle.
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Not 100% required to carry a spare, as you can "limp" to the nearest town on only 5/6 tires as long as you swap the flat tire to the rear axle.
Tire manufacturers don't recommend that since the single tire is excessively overloaded.
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Tire manufacturers don't recommend that since the single tire is excessively overloaded.


Iíve limped numerous medium and heavy trucks on a single tire after one of the duals failed- Iím never going to sit on the side of the road and wait for a $400 service call because of a tire manufacturerís recommendation.


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I have no doubt that it's not "recommended", however it's commonly done. Also, the tire itself is rarely the weak link. Keep speeds way down if you do this, as handling will be much worse.
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Greyhawk Ford E450 Tire?

Just something to think about. A spare is approx 75lbs as mentioned above. The motor home has a carrying capacity of about 1300-1500lb? Less water300, propane 50 and two people 300 so about 650-850lb. So the tire eats up about 10% of your capacity. The Boy Scout in me would carry the spare but the desire for family and stuff might make me leave the tire out. Or at least the rim.


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