Originally Posted by old rv man
I just bought a 2015 freelander.are they supposed to have a spare?
Motorized rv's are generally not equipped with spares. They are not "optional" either. There is no place to carry one unless you install a carrier in one of your compartments or under the bed. The logic is, if you need a tire change call the Coachnet service they give you for the warranty period. Your tires are easy to get so the road service can bring one. If you want a spare then you need a really heavy jack, lug wrench, torque wrench and a strong back, especially if its the inner dually. I feel that you can crank up the genny and rest in cool comfort while the roadside assistance folks do their thing.
Why no spare, the business case: Added cost basis for tire, wheel, jack, mounting bracket and lug wrench. Added weight means lower cargo carrying capacity. Added labor costs. Added liability.
I carry slime and an air pump. Good enough to get me to the nearest tire dealer in the event of a nail, screw puncture in the tread area. Anything other than that I call the man.
BTW, my Toad doesn't have a spare or a jack either.