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 Post subject: Spare tire accessory
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:09 am 
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Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:00 pm
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Location: Birmingham(Alabaster) Alabama
I am thinking of adding a spare tire accessory to our 2003 26' rear bath. I saw several at the homecoming at Humboldt last year. For those who have this, would you consider it worth it to add to our coach? Have you ever wanted to remove it due to nonuse of the spare?

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George W Becker
2015 Born Free Triumph w/slide
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 Post subject: spare tire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:06 pm 
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Location: granada hills california
I carry a sparetire,which I proberly never use.But it makes me feel better
that I have one in case its needed.It is important to carry a matching tire.

Hans Rueckert
1995 26 BF RSB


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 Post subject: Spare Tire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:01 pm 
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Location: Mobile, AL
I have a spare with a carrier that slides into the hitch mount. I bought it before a trip to Alaska (Didn't need it). It does not interfere with opening the rear storage door on my 26RSB. If I tow a vehicle, I move the spare to the vehicle and leave the mount at home. Even though I would not be the one to change the tirel, I like having it along since I might not be able to purchase a tire of the correct size (and wheel if need be) just anywhere.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:57 pm 
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Location: Birmingham(Alabaster) Alabama
Since only two people out of 431 members responded to my query concerning spare tire carrier, it is safe to say hardly anybody carries a spare tire. Thanks to Hans and Dallas for their responses. That was helpful in my quest.

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George W Becker
2015 Born Free Triumph w/slide
Birmingham Alabama


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 Post subject: Spare Tire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:58 pm 
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Location: Spencer, IA
I have carried a spare tire with rim for 8 years in both my earlier 1999 BF 24' RB and my current 2002 BF 26' RSB motorcoach. This tires fits nicely in the forward part of the compartment under the Flexsteel Sofa bed. I have never had to use it so far but that is OK. If you destroy a tire and get towed in free by AAA or whatever, the tire facility that you get towed to will most assuredly not have a replacement tire of the proper size and you will wait a day or two for a replacement.

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2002 Born Free (Ford E-450 V10) 26' RSB
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:21 pm 
I also have and still do carry a spare (rim & tire) in the same area as Bill in my '99 RSB....Wouldn't feel safe without it !! 8)


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 Post subject: Spares have a purpose!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:29 am 
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Location: Memphis, TN
I would never go anywhere without a spare. I had one mounted on my BFT immediately when I got home after purchasing it. I had a tire blow on a 5th wheel trailer one weekend. I changed it and tried to get a replacement. Guess what, none were available where I was! There are times you get into the "outback" so to speak and spares don't grow on trees. The old thing about calling the tire service doesn't work if they don't have a tire that fits/matches what you have on the rv. Personally, I'd never be caught without one!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:28 pm 
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas
We carry a mounted spare tire in the same place Bill and Charlotte do. Yes it takes up some space (but I manage to carry all the clothes, gear and food I did before - which means I carry WAY too much!) but we decided this was the prudent thing to have.

A nail popped our right front tire in Flagstaff, Az. and ruined the tire. Fortunately the rim was okay. Also fortunate for us was that this happened a block from a tire service center. We bought a new tire (not an exact match because it wasn't available) and made it home. We then bought two new matching tires for the front and made the decision to purchase an extra rim. The Flagstaff tire was mounted on the new rim and stored under our sofa. We hope to never need it, but just in case we ruin another tire AND a rim, we won't have any delay in getting back on the road.

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Greg and Linda Giuliani
2002 26' RSB
2003 Chevy Tracker 4x4 toad
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