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Old 10-01-2012, 04:28 AM   #1
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Leave the spare at home?

I'm seeing message threads indicating that they are leaving the RV spare tire at home. I could use the 100 lbs or so for something else to bring along.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
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Take the spare who likes sitting on the side of the road

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:10 AM   #3
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sure, go ahead, I'll honk as I go by ya

seriously, I think it's a bad idea to NOT carry a spare.....Bill
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:20 AM   #4
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Keep your spare with you and make sure you can remove it. Had to use mine for the first time this past month and could not remove it from the holder because the factory cross threaded the lug nuts. Finally had to snap the bolts (thanks to roadside assistance) in order to use it.

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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If you or people are leaving the spare at home so they can carry (as you said) 100# of stuff there is some serious down sizing or reality checks that need done. So you blow your tire at 5pm sunday on way home, no spare I am just trying to figure out what you would do. Maybe someone of the non spare carrying people can answer that.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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Two weeks ago I was traveling down I-16, blew the left rear tire on my tv. Glad I had a spare with me. Tires only had about 13k on them, age got them. I was expecting to have one of the TT, also carry a spare and tire pressure set.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:15 AM   #7
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Never leave home without it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:49 AM   #8
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I'll echo the sentiment above. That is a very bad idea. Also if you are that close to the GVWR of your trailer, again you need to do some rethinking your load.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:14 AM   #9
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I can only mirror what others have said.

Do no leave home without a spare !

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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Carry mine ALL the time. Reason being I removed it from the Trlrs rear bumper and put it in the bed of my trk and use a ratchet strap to hold it in place up in the front of the bed.


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