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Old 07-31-2015, 07:20 AM   #1
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Why would my spare tire be a 8 bolt and my trailer is 6 bolt. Its been a year and I just noticed that last night good thing I haven't had to use it yet. I have a 2014 sierra select 329re with 6000 lb axles
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:30 AM   #2
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Lol.. I would have been mad as hell stuck on the side of the road in that situation! Thanks for posting this, I've been laughing for five minutes. Lucky you haven't not been able to use it yet!!
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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Wow! I found out I had different size nuts from the axles to the spare tire mount, but at least the rim had the same number of stud holes.
Sounds like someone screwed up at the factory if purchased new.
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I'm curious why you didn't check that when you bought the RV?
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I'm curious why you didn't check that when you bought the RV?
It usually isn't part of the pdi process and most of our concerns are everything that should function as we would have it at a campground. Spare tire isn't usually the most used item. I am sure when people buy a new car/truck they made sure it does have a donut/full size spare but they don't actually count the lugnut holes or pay attention to the rim size. It is an automatic assumption that the spare is meant for the vehicle just as the spare for the trailer is.

The spare tire is probably added on by dealer after delivery from factory. They don't use the most experienced tech to install the spare, it was probably installed by lowest/newest technician who knows little about mechanical aptitude. Or they didn't pay too much attention to installing it.

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Old 08-09-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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Dave,

I re-read my post and I apologize if it sounded wrong. I didn't mean it that way. Having been through several PDI's ourselves, I know how something like this can get missed. If it was the dealer tech, I think I would be concerned about having him/her work on it in the future. This is one reason I do all my own work, or if it *has* to be done by the dealer, I double check it with a keen eye.

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I am sure when people buy a new car/truck they made sure it does have a donut/full size spare but they don't actually count the lugnut holes or pay attention to the rim size.
Very true. And now I'm going to crawl under my truck just to make sure I have the correct rim.... I checked for a tire, but who knows....
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