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Old 05-24-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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Extra Spare Tire

The 1st tip I'll throw out there is to carry an extra spare tire for your trailer. An extra spare is relitively inexpensive insurance for good trip.
I learned the hard way that only 1 spare may be not enough.
On a trip to the coast (Corpus Christi) a few years ago with my previous 5'er (Prowler) I had 2 blowouts on the way back home. Luckily we were only 35 miles from my father who had a spare to bring out to me so we limped into town and to a Discount Tire and re-shoed the whole rig.

I now carry 2 spares with me. Extra rim is about $30 new. Extra tire depending on your rig is anywhere from $50-$100. I keep my extra spare in my garage out of the sun and while I travel it goes into the bed of the truck.

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Old 05-25-2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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Aintgotnun,

Good suggestion!
I was thinking about that myself, but was starting to wonder if maybe I wasn't over-preparing, as I often do.

Where did you get your spare, spare rim from?
Dealer, order from FR, or elsewhere?
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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Aintgotnun,

Good suggestion!
I was thinking about that myself, but was starting to wonder if maybe I wasn't over-preparing, as I often do.

Where did you get your spare, spare rim from?
Dealer, order from FR, or elsewhere?
Discount Tire or any tire shop for that matter. Take your existing spare with you and tell 'em you want a similar setup. They may not have the exact tire or rim but they'll have something close. Remember you want a trailer tire (don't let them talk you into an LT), they are usually marked ST "special trailer", LT are light truck tires. The ST is for trailers and are designed for a lot of sidewall stress that trailers get while turning.

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Old 05-25-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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Okay, thanks for the info.

One thing complicating this entire thought train is that I am starting to also think about upgrading to alloy, or some other type of wheel on the trailer.... there are a few spots of corrosion on the white painted wheels it wears now, but I haven't researched or looked into this yet either. I'm trying not to let the small blems get to me, and really just want to get it out on a trip or two.

First planned travel with it isn't until NEXT weekend.
Hmmmm, wonder if I should maybe re-badge my travel trailer to say "Stay at Home Trailer"???
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:11 PM   #5
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Okay, thanks for the info.

One thing complicating this entire thought train is that I am starting to also think about upgrading to alloy, or some other type of wheel on the trailer.... there are a few spots of corrosion on the white painted wheels it wears now, but I haven't researched or looked into this yet either. I'm trying not to let the small blems get to me, and really just want to get it out on a trip or two.

First planned travel with it isn't until NEXT weekend.
Hmmmm, wonder if I should maybe re-badge my travel trailer to say "Stay at Home Trailer"???
White painted wheels with rust spots??

That's what the hardware store and spray paint are for. I'm cheap. No alloy wheels for me.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:26 PM   #6
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I'm with you on that suggestion also

That's actually my A-plan and I have the can of white krylon in my pile of things to do to the trailer when I get a moment.
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