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Old 08-29-2014, 08:19 AM   #1
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spare tire

No this is not another question about tires, I was just wandering as I was checking the air pressure in the tires before our trip today. How many people check the air in their spare tire. Just a friendly reminder.

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Old 08-29-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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I was thinking about doing it..lol
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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I inspect/air my spare tire every spring/fall.

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On the checklist already for both the TT and the TV.

One thing I did not realize when I took possession of my Yukon was that it originally had C rated tires. It had been upgraded to E rated at some point, but the spare was not.
STS caught the discrepancy for me and replaced the (dried out anyway) spare with my best old tire when I replaced all four. They have earned a lifetime customer.
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Someone posted a month or so ago a tire pressure story. Checking the spare for the first time he discovered there was 20# in it. I lowered mine before the my next trip and guess what, 20#!
We've owned the 5th less than a year and I suspect that's pretty common from the factory.
If you've never checked the spare, I'd put it pretty high on the "do" list.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:39 AM   #6
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I check it before every trip when I check the rest of the tires. Why wouldn't you?
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I check it before every trip when I check the rest of the tires. Why wouldn't you?
Same here. I don't even have to bend over to check it.
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Well, I guess when it is buried underneath the unit, it makes it a little more difficult. Must admit, I only checked it once, when it was on the dealer's lot and easier to get underneath. Will have to make a more concerted effort. I am good about checking the tires on the unit and must be living right as I have never had a blowout on a Jayco unit I have owned. Probably just jinxed myself!

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Same here. I don't even have to bend over to check it.
I wish. Gotta crank it down, crawl under and pull it out so I can get to it.
For me it's more a matter of ...... um wait, what was I talking about?

It's on my checklist now.
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Mine was low when I brought it home (just like all my tires ). I guess I'm a little luckier than some. My spare is under the trailer up front (like under the bed area) but I don't have to drop it to check the pressure, I can just reach around it and pass the gauge hose through the wheel spoke. Every couple times I have it home, I dig out my "creeper" and roll around under the trailer for a while checking things out from front to back. I check it then and it's held air ever since I got it up to proper inflation. If it was on the back bumper, I'd probably check it when I check my other tires (which is every time I use it) just as a matter of habit.
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