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Old 08-20-2021, 08:28 AM   #41
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Tire change

Why keep one of the old tires?

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Anyone carry an extra spare tire? I just upgraded the stock tires on my trailer to GYs, and I kept one of them to use as a spare. We're tentatively planning to travel the Trans Taiga Road in Canada next summer, which is remote enough that I plan to take two trailer spares and two TV spares along with tubes just in case. However, given that I have the spare tire (and a rim I plan to mount it to), I might just mount it next to my other spare, because why not?
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Old 08-20-2021, 11:13 AM   #42
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Iíll be wondering if you have any spare flys in yíallís tackle box.
CastleRocks need 3 spares.
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Old 08-20-2021, 12:14 PM   #43
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We got our GreyWolf in 2020 and this spring we pulled the china bombs and put on GoodYears. I kept 2 of the china bombs and one of them went on a rim this week to be taken with us so we will have two spares. Soon we are going to make our first truly long trip, covering over 1700 miles in the next two weeks.
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Old 08-20-2021, 07:18 PM   #44
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Oh Yeah!

Trip to Ten/Ky. 50 miles out from campground ... boom. On goes the spare. Twenty miles later ... boom from the other side. My "spare" had been used so on the side of the road till I got a replacement. Yes, I had China Bombs. I have since gone full Endurance and an extra spare (on a rim) that rides in the back of the truck. Proud member of 2-spare club!
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Old 08-20-2021, 09:41 PM   #45
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I have been carrying 2 spares for a couple years now. So far we havenít had to use either. Both are kept in the back of my Chevy 2500HD.
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Old 08-21-2021, 05:59 AM   #46
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Why keep one of the old tires?
To use as a spare
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Old 08-21-2021, 08:02 PM   #47
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To use as a spare
Makes sense to me. I view used tires as being the equivalent of a donut tire. They get you to the tire store.

Edit: that assumes the used tire, used as a spare, is in reasonable condition.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:25 AM   #48
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This is a key enabler for me to easily carry two spares. https://www.rvupgradestore.com/BAL-2...BoC8jsQAvD_BwE
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I do, I have three 5th wheel buddies that each had blow outs on both tires from the same roadway debris. I figure what the heck, I'm not using the bumper mount for anything just yet.
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:47 PM   #50
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On the subject of spare tires, does anyone know of a rack designed to carry a spare tire on the tongue, behind the propane bottles? I moved my batteries inside and would like to shift some weight off the bumper and onto the tongue. I can't mount it on the side of the frame due to WDH jack mounts. I can fashion a cross-member to mount the standard bumper tire rack on, but hope to find something ready made.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:12 AM   #51
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we had 5 fw that could carry 2 spares. problem was we needed 3 spares for our 1,500 mile trip. drove slow the last 200 miles. it still heald air, belts were twisted. new warrenty replacements being delivered at end point. only 7 bad ones in 4 yrs
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