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Old 09-25-2023, 05:53 PM   #1
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Goodyear Tires

Purchased a 2023 Whitehawk 27RB in June, and finally found time to get it out last week.
Had to leave for a couple days and didn't wanna leave the spare hanging off the bumper, removed the cover and started removing the nuts holding tire to carrier and noticed the spare is a China Bomb, not a Goodyear matching the other 4.

Thinking a 50K+ travel trailer would have 5 matching tires.

Is this a common factory practice or a dealer deal?
Pretty stinking lame in my opinion!!
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Old 09-25-2023, 05:58 PM   #2
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Some models do not ship from the factory with a spare. We've had a number of posters the past couple years comment on that. Your paperwork would show if it was a dealer add on.
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Old 09-25-2023, 06:33 PM   #3
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Sounds like an add on by the dealer.
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Old 09-25-2023, 06:59 PM   #4
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It was optional as a dealer install even back in 2012 when we bought ours. Some come with one, some don't.
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It is factory according to the brochure, but just like a car or even some trucks, the spare is not always the same as the 4 tires on the road. They have been shipped like that for years. Even our 2015 PINNACLE had a different brand spare. The Goodyear Endurance wasn't even out then. I swapped mine out for the G-614's after the first year.
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My spare wasn't even the same size as the other 4. I replaced with a tire of proper rating but went with a china tire for this purpose.
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Old 09-30-2023, 01:32 PM   #7
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Now, you got me worried. I have Goodyear Endurance tires and but have never checked the spare as it's under my 2020 Eagle HT 280RSOK.
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My Eagle didnt come with a Goodyear spare in 2019. I had an axle issue that wore down the edge of one my GYs so I made that my spare and tossed the China bomb spare.

On a side note I looked under my truck after purchase and its got a different size Michelin tire/rim while my truck is on 20s with GYs. Its a close match but off a little.
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On a side note I looked under my truck after purchase and its got a different size Michelin tire/rim while my truck is on 20s with GYs. Its a close match but off a little.
Must be common. Our F150 has 18s on the ground, and a 17" spare.
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Thanks for the post. Guess I'd better check mind. It's tucked up under the middle of the frame. Looks like a paint to get down.
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Now, you got me worried. I have Goodyear Endurance tires and but have never checked the spare as it's under my 2020 Eagle HT 280RSOK.

Not a good practice. You should always check your spare at least once a month. This applies to your car or truck or RV. All tires loose an average of 1 to 3% PSI per month. A spare that is 20% low after 3 years would not be appropriate to apply as that would effectively be driving on a tire when it is "flat".


If the spare is not easy to get to it might be worth the effort to run a short airline from the spare to a more accessible location. I see some 3' long hoses at the $10 - $15 range. Just be sure to confirm it is not leaking at the tire end with a spritz of windex and use a metal cap at the fill end to keep dirt out off the hose.
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Not a good practice. You should always check your spare at least once a month. This applies to your car or truck or RV. All tires loose an average of 1 to 3% PSI per month. A spare that is 20% low after 3 years would not be appropriate to apply as that would effectively be driving on a tire when it is "flat".


If the spare is not easy to get to it might be worth the effort to run a short airline from the spare to a more accessible location. I see some 3' long hoses at the $10 - $15 range. Just be sure to confirm it is not leaking at the tire end with a spritz of windex and use a metal cap at the fill end to keep dirt out off the hose.
or carry a small air compressor to add air if you need to before using
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Spare tire matching

I wouldn't care who had to put it on....I would expect it to match. The customer is paying for it. Things like this separates a top notch dealer from someone operating like a fly by night shyster. OK Now tell me why I'm wrong. My very strong opinion. MOMCAT
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TxLoser / JFlightRisk Are either of these trucks 4WD??? MOMCAT
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I wouldn't care who had to put it on....I would expect it to match. The customer is paying for it. Things like this separates a top notch dealer from someone operating like a fly by night shyster. OK Now tell me why I'm wrong. My very strong opinion. MOMCAT


I totally agree!! Haven't made it back to the dealer yet, it's coming with a few other things.
My last 3 trucks and the Big Boss Expedition had smaller spares, but they were the same manufacture and same dia. as the road tires. The spare on our camper match the road tires in size but that's it.
For me the real kicker is the fact they hid it under a cover. Seems to be the new way of doing business these days.
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TxLoser / JFlightRisk Are either of these trucks 4WD??? MOMCAT
Ours is a 2016 2WD Supercrew.
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TxLoser / JFlightRisk Are either of these trucks 4WD??? MOMCAT

22 4WD Chevy. Came from the factory that way.
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Purchased a 2023 Whitehawk 27RB in June, and finally found time to get it out last week.
Had to leave for a couple days and didn't wanna leave the spare hanging off the bumper, removed the cover and started removing the nuts holding tire to carrier and noticed the spare is a China Bomb, not a Goodyear matching the other 4.

Thinking a 50K+ travel trailer would have 5 matching tires.

Is this a common factory practice or a dealer deal?
Pretty stinking lame in my opinion!!
Bought a one owner 2022 Whitehawk back in August and it had a Goodyear spare. Don't know who put it on.
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There's another reason I'm thankful for my family run small town dealership, Huffys RV in Finleyville, PA. Our 2019 24RBS had 5 Goodyears on it, all filled with nitrogen!
Its nice to deal with an outfit that's not like some of the ones described on here!
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There's another reason I'm thankful for my family run small town dealership, Huffys RV in Finleyville, PA. Our 2019 24RBS had 5 Goodyears on it, all filled with nitrogen!
Its nice to deal with an outfit that's not like some of the ones described on here!
Off that topic for a minute and I dont want to reignite the nitrogen battle but try finding it on the road if you need to air up your tires.
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