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Old 01-21-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Spare tire for FR3

I am looking for ideas to install a spare tire, under the machine or a rack behind it. I am trying not to put it in the cargo space as it is too bulky and I would lose a lot of storage. Any ideas?

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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My FR3 is in storage, so I can't look, but is there the possibility to put it under the plywood that supports the mattress? Seems like that's some extra space.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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I do not think that the plywood lifts under the mattress.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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I asked a similar question here some time ago about getting/mounting a spare tire... The replies I got indicated that I would be better off calling a service to come out since I wouldn't be able to change the tire myself. Thinking about it, I kind of see what they're saying if it's a rear tire. I think we have some roadside assistance the first year and can obviously buy that going forward...

But I got to thinking how much are those tires and if you wait to buy one from a road side assistance crew will you pay out the nose, or are they reasonable? Anyone had any experience with flats on the road?


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Old 01-22-2014, 12:54 AM   #5
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We have a 2004 g Georgetown. The original spare still has the white tag on it. I'm not sure you need one.

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #6
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There is no spare with the FR3. I bought one here in Ontario, Canada. Cost me $850.00. I am thinking it would cost more if I buy one on the road. We are planning a cross country trip and I don't want to take the chance of not having a spare. I will look at mounting it under the motorhome, if not, probably attach it somehow to the back. I don't think I want to put it in my tow vehicle
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #7
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Spare tire for FR3

I Had a friend who while on road trip waited 2 days in a tire store parking lot waiting for his spare tire to be shipped after roadside assist picked him up and brought him to the "closest authorized " repair shop.

I decided to buy a spare for that reason. No rim. Just the tire. I figure either Ford roadside or Good Sam if advised that I have an un mounted spare they can dis patch a service truck that can mount the tire on the side of the road and I'll be on my way faster. I attempted to fit it under the coach behind the fuel tank but it didn't fit due to the scrape bars. Made this carrier from stock at Lowes.

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BTW. The G670 RV 245 19.5 Goodyear tire with F load rating are scarce here in the east and Expensive! Campers world wanted $560 for one without a rim! My local Goodyear store got me one for$490 took two days to get it.


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Old 07-07-2015, 09:03 AM   #8
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That is a good idea. I got a G670 RV 245 70 19.5 for $463.17 delivered from simpletire.com. I chose the G rated over the slightly less rated F tire.

Now to make a holder. Thanks for sharing the idea and joy of dry camping at the tire store.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:07 PM   #9
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If you had someone fearless and willing enuf to cut out those u bars behind the fuel tank out it will fit nicely under the rear storage bin. The u bars could possibly be repositioned a few inches further back. But I wouldn't want to pop a cutting torch behind e fuel tank!


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Old 07-07-2015, 08:31 PM   #10
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I keep mine in the rear pass thru storage. It lies flat on the mid point shelf and fits perfectly.
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