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Old 08-29-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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Installing 2nd spare tire holder under chassis

Looking to see if any of you have put one of these in the front of the trailer. I have one behind the wheels and like it since it is low profile.

I am wondering if I will have clearance issues.

Bal 28240 retract a spare

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Old 10-09-2018, 09:24 PM   #2
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Wanted to provide an update on this. We are 1400 mi into a trip and had two blowouts today. Both within an hour on the same side. No obvious cause. We heard both blow so got off the road quickly so as to minimize damage to the other tire. Tireminder TPMS quickly confirmed the blowout. We were driving slow and I suspect that is why we heard the blowout. Otherwise highway noise would have likely covered the loud boom.

Glad to have both tires today. Highly recommend a 2nd spare if you travel longer distances and don't want to be too inconvenienced. Tomorrow's challenge is to find a tire shop in Ouray, CO area with Goodyear Endurance or Maxxis tires. No luck so far in a 60mi radius.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:41 AM   #3
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Hi, I know this was a couple months ago, but I hope you got back on the road with new tires under the rig. Ive had that same experience in a 33ft class A. Blew one tire and and had triple A come out to swap out the spare, only to blow a tire on the other side of the rig 100 miles later. We ended up limping on a side road the rest of the way to the campground. Lucky for us it was only 20 miles or so. But that 20 miles took us 2-1/2 hrs! I have photos of the rig up on the hydraulic jacks waiting for new shoes. Boy was that an expensive trip!
Anyway, I just bought the BAL retract a tire and was wondering how yours worked out for you.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:17 AM   #4
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Installing 2nd spare tire holder under chassis

It works great! Very happy to have the piece of mind of two spares.

Unfortunately I was unable to find Goodyear Endurance tires in the Ouray area. But, I was able to find new spare tires to get us back on the road.

Two spares is particularly important for us when we have a long mileage (500ish) days.

Our experience has been if we have a blow out, we immediately change priorities to get a new tire (avoid being stranded if another tire blows). Our history indicates a 2 to 4hr time adder to an already long day.

The 2nd spare means we donít have to stop immediately to get one flat replaced.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:37 AM   #5
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This one is also made by BAL
Whatís nice about this one is you can pull the tire out and not have to crawl under the trailer to get it out from under there check out the video.

https://youtu.be/hsPze0XeHj8
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This one is also made by BAL
Whatís nice about this one is you can pull the tire out and not have to crawl under the trailer to get it out from under there check out the video.

https://youtu.be/hsPze0XeHj8
Yes, I have 2 behind rear axle.
You can see them in this photo under the slide out. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-01-2019, 02:37 PM   #7
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This one is also made by BAL
Whatís nice about this one is you can pull the tire out and not have to crawl under the trailer to get it out from under there check out the video.

https://youtu.be/hsPze0XeHj8
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