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Old 10-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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Two spare tires

Does anyone carry two spare tires? I was thinking about getting a rim and mounting one of my old tires that I replaced last year for a second spare.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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Yes, I do. When traveling more than a couple of hours from home, I carry an extra spare. Call it overkill or whatever you want, but twice now I've had camping buddies blow out two tires within a few miles of each other, and one blow out two at the same time. Also, my rig is so heavy that if I lose one tire, even with a TPMS, by the time I get stopped, the good tire is going to be well over loaded which can cause significant damage to it. I have a rule that if one tire on the rig blows out, change both at the earliest convenience.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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yep, always carry two. I've heard too many times that one blowout could damage the other one. This proved itself to be possible a few years back. One of my tires blew, and before I could stop, it whacked the daylights out of the other. Fortunately I had two spares. I only replaced the bad one by the highway. Then replaced the other tire at the campsite. It had developed a bulge that I suspect was from broken cords.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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I never did,but I would certainly consider it if we were pulling our FW longer distances that we now do.

Storage of the second spare plus the extra weight probably one reason more people don't do it.

In thinking about it, seems like RV manufacturers would offer it as an option.
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