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Old 02-25-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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Spare Tire?

I just ordered a steel rim and now I need to choose a tire. Did you choose the factory Michellin or a cheaper tire for the spare?
Michellin is about $200 found some others a bit cheaper .
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I stayed with Michelin and go thru Costco as I'm very pleased with followup service if necessary.
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Im gonna get the Michellin when the rim gets here. I just realized the inner dual rim is steel not alum like the outter and front so i can put it their perminately if for some reason i needed to.

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I use a spare which is exactly like my michelins. This year, the new mounted spare goes into the rotation, and one of the front tires goes in the Greyhawk basement.
I don't think that you are correct about different wheels? Those aluminum things are merely wheel covers. Pry one off to see the wheel.
Remember, that a tire (even in storage) gets old, dry and ages . So get it rolling, or it's useless when you need it.
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Dealer ordered it with the optional aluminum rims. But the inner rear is just steel so i can put it in to rotation their i guess.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:01 AM   #7
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Im gonna get the Michellin when the rim gets here. I just realized the inner dual rim is steel not alum like the outter and front so i can put it their perminately if for some reason i needed to.

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I don't get it. The wheels are all steel irregardless if they are the inner rear, on the front, or wherever. The only aluminum are the four decorative wheel covers showing on the exterior of your tires. This is the set-up I see on my 2015 Greyhawk 31 FS. So are you saying you have a mix of aluminum as well as steel wheels on your MH? I am interested.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:24 PM   #8
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"Alcoa" style Aluminum rims are an optional upgrade from Jayco. They are not "covers" but actual complete Aluminum rims. You see them often on larger Class A's. They look like these :



Because you can't see the inner dual most people don't pay the expense of having those as Aluminum as well but rather keep the cheaper steel wheels as the inner dual and just run with a plastic spacer between the Aluminum outer and the steel inner.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:57 PM   #9
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Intresting about the spacer when it warms up here im gonna pull the rear wheels as a test run so i have no suprises if i ever have to change on the side of the road KNOCK ON WOOD.
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Ideally you will have spacers on the front as well between the steel hub and the Aluminum rim. By "ideally" I mean they are not mandatory, they just make changeovers much easier as they cut down on corrosion (ie. the rim doesn't "stick" to the hub or to the other rim made from dissimilar metal).

Just to clarify, something like this (the one in the link below isn't the correct size) is what I'm talking about :

Amazon.com: Accuride Wheel-Guard Separator Plate 10 hole 285.75mm: Automotive
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