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Old 02-23-2006, 09:38 PM   #15
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NO spare.......NO Problem!

I have mentioned this product before. It's called Ride-On. It's a water based tire sealant that also keeps your tires in perfect balance as you drive. I have nothing to do with the company, nor do I sell this product, but when I went to change my rear motorcycle tire and found a nail and screw in it with no air loss (I never even knew they were there!) I bought a bunch and added it to every rolling tire that I own: TV, wife's car, the CCD, motorcycle trailer and both motorcycles. www.ride-on.com
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:44 AM   #16
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What? Carry a spare tire? Where's your spirit of adventure? (Nope, we don't carry a spare.)

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Don't need no stink'n spare you have an Airstream and it will tow on 3 wheels...now what you do if 3 tires go flat is another story I have a spare but only throw it in the truck if we are going more than a couple of hours from home. PO used to put it inside the unit...not my choice.

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Old 02-24-2006, 06:57 AM   #17
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Don't need no stink'n spare you have an Airstream and it will tow on 3 wheels...now what you do if 3 tires go flat is another story I have a spare but only throw it in the truck if we are going more than a couple of hours from home. PO used to put it inside the unit...not my choice.

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Sounds great! But I don't think they will work as well on the single axles with only 1 tire .
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Old 02-24-2006, 08:32 AM   #18
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Here are a few older threads discussing different options for spare tire carriers. One of them has diagrams I drew for the carrier on our '64 GT if you want to build your own.

And yes Lew, it might be difficult to limp to a tire store with a single axle trailer!

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:37 AM   #19
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Sounds great! But I don't think they will work as well on the single axles with only 1 tire .
Maybe it would be like those videos of the front wheel drive car towing a trailer with the rear wheels off to show how well a WDH worked Now all the WDH's come with stickers and directions telling you have to have ALL the wheels on the tow vehicle

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:58 AM   #20
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Here's a little something I fabricated some time back to accomodate my spare...

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Old 02-27-2006, 03:21 PM   #21
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I am a tweener.

I have a spare tire. Just not a spare wheel. So I carry the spare tire in my van when I tow.

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Old 02-27-2006, 05:18 PM   #22
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I carry the spares for both the TV and the coach behind the rear seat of our van.
IIRC, Insideout has a spare tire carier behind her propane tanks.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:54 PM   #23
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Insideout has a spare tire carier behind her propane tanks.
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:09 PM   #24
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Question Where would I find brakets to mount spare?

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That is where the spares were located for a long time. There are brackets for this, so the tire won't rub the shell.
I would like to mount my spare behind the propane tanks. I can move the propane forward but need a bracket to protect the trailer skin. Does anyone know where I can find this item?
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Check out TomW. He has a great site with details on his spare carrier. I just for get the address right now. But id you serch for TomW you can find one of his posts and there is a link to his site in his signature.
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:28 PM   #26
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Our 60 trdwnd has the battery box on the front . had a factory rear tire carrier . Doesnt have any frame issues or floor separation . Took it off right away .\installed a brand new bumper ,as original .I keep the spare in the travelall on the rear floor cargo area . no real problem there. I dont think having it underneath the trailer is a good idea (sorry) but they are heavy and difficult to handle ,who's gonna lay under the trailer and hold it up trying to secure it in its frame or holder ? Big hassel ,make it easy to deal with .Believe me after a blow out and all the stress ,going under to retrieve the spare tire on a single axle no less !? forget it .I had a blow out in my 60 trdwnd on friday night on I 70 just outside cheyenne at 8:00 .Talk about stess , just pulled out the spare from the travelall .No problem.there ,it was the outrigger (which is now replaced) that was bent down that caused the grief .Lucily I brought my small sledge hammer an a compliment of tools just in case and this was the case.

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Old 04-11-2006, 12:30 AM   #27
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Other damage?

Scott -

Sorry to hear of your blowout! Sounds like a bit of a problematic situation if you had to get a sledge to get the outrigger back into a managable position....

What else got banged up? Sounded like more than the "put the spare on, and let's go" type situation.... Photos? Sounds stupid huh, sorry! Couldn't resist!

Anyway, all the best of luck!

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Old 04-11-2006, 06:37 PM   #28
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First Accident, "spare tire bracket"

Well, I am 1 week into my bambi 1999 ownership.I was moving it to the back yard.The incline is maybe 3 feet and I climbed the side walk with ramps.I got hung up on the spare Bracket.Dug in deep in the grass and loom.Bent the Brackets where the 2, 3/4 bolts attach to the frame.I took it off no more worries.I will carry spear in my truck bed.life is not fun with out little problems. Pss, my spare was not in carry, otherwise I would have more damage to the belly pan.
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