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Old 03-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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2 spare tires?

I've seen discussions on wether people are carrying spares tires at all or not, but does anyone carry 2 spare tires? Where would you put them? thanks
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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I carry 1 in the back of my truck when using my 77,on my 73 the spare is carried under the aframe.
Have never needed 2 [knock on wood].Dave
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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yep, two spares

yep, I carry two spares-I built mounts for them inside my E350 van. I removed the trailer spare and mount because I wanted to reduce tongue wt after adding my generator on the tongue of the trailer. With a tandem axle trailer, and two spares, I feel pretty confident in my travels. I also carry a 2-5/8 diameter analog tire pressure gauge as well as a small air compressor. I check tire pressures before hitting the road-AS & TV. In addition, I plan on using the space where the spare was on the trailer for a disc brake actuator, as well as my charger, inverter, batteries and door bell(!?) all currently inside the AS up front and in the way of my planned 2 person dinette. I plan on using a drop down battery box, similar to what street rods use. And that, is waaaaay more than you asked.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
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And here I didn't think anyone had carried two spares since, oh, 1947.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:23 PM   #5
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thanks.

What do you use for a jack?
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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6 ton bottle jack on the road...

floor jack when at home.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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i carry 3 spares (not counting bike tires)

2 4 the trailer and 1 4 the truck.

but the OP has an argosy moho, not a trailer, it appears.

so where to carry is a different issue.

with the moho i only carried 1 spare and in 25 years of travel...

had 1 flat (inner dually) but drove to a shop for service.

jacking a MOHO is a bit more of a challenge than a trailer, as are the lug nuts.

so 1 of the better roadside assist plans might be the way to spend the 2nd spare tire money.

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Old 03-15-2010, 05:11 PM   #8
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Haven't carried a spare on the M/H since 2002. Do have the Good Sam Roadside Assist but have never used it. Between using the tire gauge daily before starting and the Hippy Stick during the day we have not needed tire service. 5-7 years on M/H tires is max for me then I buy new ones regardless of mileage. Think this helps too.
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Depending on where I'm going I'll carry one or two trailer spares.

With a tandem axle trailer you can pull the good tire up onto blocks of wood to change the other wheel without using a jack. (assuming you have only one flat)
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No MoHo's here just two TT's. We never have carried two spares though I suppose if we were on caravan it would be a good idea.

We had a flat on the curbside rear of our Avion while traveling back from TN last year. The Avion comes with a chain that hooks on the frame when you jack up the flattened tire axle. The chain hooks in to two slots and holds the wheel/tire high enough that it does not touch the road surface while you continue to a repair location. It does have a spare too but I try to avoid roadside changes when possible.





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Old 03-15-2010, 07:52 PM   #11
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I think one spare is adequate if you have a tandem axle, because you could limp off of the main road in the unlikely event that you would get two flats.

Not mentioned here is an often overlooked issue -- make sure the spare is inflated, and keep it treated from cracking, and wash off any salt and road grime regularly.
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Well, if you're serious about spares, you should include them in the tire rotation pattern.
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