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Old 04-29-2015, 09:54 AM   #1
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Spare tire

I just bought a 2015 freelander.are they supposed to have a spare?
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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We had the same exact experience! No spare. Dealership actually told us that they could not get one for us and tried to justify not needing one. Balderdash we said! We ended up ordering a "reconditioned" wheel on the internet and had a tire put on it. The only thing we got from the dealership was a mounting bracket. We mounted the spare in the storage compartment because we have plenty of room, and we hope to NEVER need to change a tire ourselves. We definitely wanted to have a spare onboard for that most remote possibility. We also bought a good jack from Harbor Freight. You never know......
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I have learned that spares are optional equipment on most TT...
have to supply your own jack and lug wrench even if you did get a spare
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In the last 2 years I have had to use my spare tire twice. One time I changed it myself on the side of I80 in UT. The second time I called Good Sam roadside assistance and they had someone come and do it for me. That was on I85 near Atlanta.
I would not travel without a spare tire.


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A spare tire is good if and when its needed. I used mine when I had unusual tire wear. Could of bought a new one. The change out because the rim did not match cost $25.00 that could have gone to the cost of buying. Now I have a badly worn spare that I'll never use....
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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.
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...BTW, my Toad doesn't have a spare or a jack either.
Didn't know toads didn't have a spare tire/jack of some sort. What make/model is the toad?
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