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RE: Should I carry a spare tire?

Thanks everyone: The majority of posters recommend to carry a "spare". I believe that a TPMS is essential monitoring sensor and will protect you from catastrophic failure. Also a portable inflation compressor is a must. To clarify, I would never try to change a tire on a Class A Motorhome. I am trying to avoid a delay and some expense by carrying a spare tire. I have roadside assistance. I don't believe a rim is necessary to carry. The rubber tire is most important. The $1300 solution is nice, but I think I am going carry just the tire instead. My plan is to bag the tire and mount it on top of the rear 4"x4" Bumper. The bumper will carry the tire weight and I will secure to the back wall.
AlwaysDreaming 05/23/20 10:14am Tech Issues
Should I carry a spare tire?

Scene: On our first cross country tour with our 28 Ft. Class A Gas Motorhome, 50 miles outside Winslow, AZ on a hot Desert afternoon. All of a sudden, the TPMS (tire pressure monitor system) sounds off, rapid loss of pressure in the passenger rear inside tire. I immediately pull off and call for Emergency Roadside assistance. They ask for the tire size, Goodyear G670 RV 245/70R19.5. They said $600 and they have to order it, could be a week or two to get the tire. So that’s my nightmare. I want to carry spare tire/wheel or just the tire. Has anyone had this happen to them? Is it a common occurrence? Are most of the flat tires a tread puncture that can be plugged and be run on for 500 miles? Can most roadside service plug the tire. I priced a spare tire system: Tire: $400; Wheel: $200; Roadmaster 195225 Spare Tire Carrier for Motorhomes $595; Hi/Lo Hitch $95; Lug Nuts, 1 Locking. Grand Total: $1300. Does anyone have a cheaper solution? Does anyone carry just a tire? How do you carry it on the Motorhome? Thanks, Al
AlwaysDreaming 05/21/20 07:31pm Tech Issues
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