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Old 02-08-2015, 03:16 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by myflyertrains View Post
I had the same problem on my Redhawk, and elected to just go to Costco and buy a spare identical to the one on my rv, and then to store the unmounted tire in a compartment. An unmounted tire takes less space, and weighs less, and the road service people are set up to mount the tire anyway. Now I do not have to worry what tire they bring, or what they decide to charge for it. We are planning a trip to Alaska, and I am thinking of traveling with a second tire, just in case, so I would carry 2 unmounted spares.

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That's exactly what I was planning on doing. Buy the "Tire" and that way I don't have to worry what type/kind/brand tire they have.

As for Alaska, I have a friend of mine who just went there with his Airstream and ended up having to buy 2 expensive tire over there. Not to mention the unpaved roads are hard on tires. ......just saying
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:58 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Seann45 View Post
Rick can you physically lift one of those tires off the ground to install? Many of us cannot and have to wait for road service anyway.
it is one of the reasons they stopped putting spares on rigs your size..saving a few bucks is the reason
Best bet is to have a good road side ERS and let them deal with it.. just think about the costs of the extra tire and rim, the weight penalty and the space they take up...You'll still get charged twice what the tire should cost - if they can find the right tire - otherwise you'll pay double for a tire that you'll have to replace
Tires like you have on that rig don't often go flat as long as you care for them and inspect on a regular basis... That's a good plan - don't even need an ERS then
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