Originally Posted by Paul S.
I carry a spare tire and wheel fully inflated. I have a 2007 Georgetown 373ds and I have a trunk in the rear of the coach that is specifically for a spare. It was a bear getting it in there. I had to use 6' 2x8 boards and walk it up to slide it in. I have been on the Olympia peninsula in Washington state and have experienced the loss of Phone signal.
I just check with COACH-NET, their ROADSIDE Assistance would cost $600 per 5 years and the TIRE PROTECTION cost $900 per 5 years.
While it all sound good, but even with the TIRE PROTECTION, it subject to the tire availability. If they have to order the tire to get me going, it may take between 2 to 4 days lost the use of my RV or delay my arrival to the destination. If you have the spare tire, then it is just the matter of switching out the tire out and I am on my way, only lost few hours of waiting for service.
Even though tire blowout may not be a normal/regular event, it will happen sooner or later, especially if you are on your way to Alaska on the Alaskan/Canadian Hwy.
I did some poking around and found the Roadmaster Tire carrier for Class A. This gadget cost about $600 bucks, and the full tire and rim may cost me another $1000, which total around $1600 give or take. I could have this instead of buying the TIRE PROTECTION from COACH-NET. The only disadvantage is it will take away the weight allowance on my cargo depending on how heavy the spare tire and rim would be.
Another thing, I am assuming that the ROADSIDE ASSISTANT will help me to put on my spare tire to the coach, which I think they would.
What do you think?
Here is the link to the RoadMaster Tire Carrier Video.
Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier - By Roadmaster | HitchSource.com