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Old 04-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #11
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Does a bear $#!+ in the woods?
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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It's as important as gas if you ask me.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #13
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I have roadside assistance with AAA plus RV for the piece of mind when towing (and because it covers my motorcycle, too). I've spoke with AAA and asked and they do not repair tires but will change the tire if you have a serviceable spare or will tow up to 100 miles ($3.75 per mile over 100 miles).

I always carry a spare for the trailer and feel better knowing that I have the tire, jack, tools and air compressor to fix as needed.
Yes carry a spare. We (HAD) AAAplusRV for (39) years.We pulled our trailer into Ft.Meyers,Fl. campground and setup. Discovered a Chineese Bump on the side of the trailer tire. Called AAA they sent 1 big wrecker who said he cant change the tire unless it is along the (ROAD). Boss came in a Big rollback and said the same thing. We now (Have) Goodsam Rv Platinum ERS,and it even covers my snowmobile on our long snowmobile trips. We had a mounted spare tire at F/M. Youroo!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #14
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Definitely get a mounted spare. It does add some weight and if it puts you over in GVWR weight limits, I would get rid of something else not the spare. My 2012 came with a spare but no lug wrench or jack. Seemed stupid to me but I guess it's a liability concern for the RV manufacturers. Just go on ebay and you will find several vendors selling "new takeouts" of jacks, handles, lug wrench and instruction labels. Interesting that they are usually located in Indiana. Makes me wonder where they come from.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #15
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Always best to be prepared.
A few years ago on a trip to West Yellowstone to go snowmobiling in the mountains, we blew out BOTH tires on the snowmobile trailer in the span of ten miles. But you know what? I brought TWO spares.
I always travel prepared.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #17
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one does not need a spare tire

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My concern is when traveling if we encounter a
flat.....oops no spare.

I know it would be difficult to change yourself
one does not need a spare tire
unless
we have a flat
and at times
they come just when not wanted
so
we should never leave home without a spare

if you get a flat while out on the road
make sure you have a lug wrench that fits
and the truck jack should work out fine

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Old 05-05-2012, 02:32 PM   #18
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Sure glad we had a spare. $1800+ damage not including 4 new LR D Goodyear Marathons to replace the cheap factory junk tires.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #19
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I could have used three spares on the way back from Myrtle Beach. Thankfully no damage to TT.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #20
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Also check your lugs because not all of them are standard sockets. Mine are metric.
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