My Class A doesn't come with a spare tire. Although all 6 tires are the same size, the inboard rear wheels are steel while the outboard rears and fronts are aluminum, so buying a spare wheel/tire won't work. If I carry an unmounted spare tire can most of the roadside assistance responders mount/balance that tire roadside, or would they need to take it back to a shop along with my flat wheel/tire to have the new tire mounted?
Some do but dont expect it from everyone. Why cant you mount two steel wheels on a dual pair? Just because otiginal is alloy is not a reason not to use two steel wheels as a temp to get you off the highway and to a proper tire shop.
Looks like the mfgr found a way to save a few bucks....more expensive alloy wheels that are seen, but the hidden wheels are less expensive steel.
I agree, you can get a spare mounted on a steel wheel, (or alloy, if you've got the money) and keep that for the spare......you really aren't going to care what it looks like, if you are stuck on the side of the road.
Just because you have roadside assistance, doesn't mean that they will have your size spare. There are lots of stories about folks who sat on the side of the road for a day or two, waiting for a special tire to arrive.
Carrying your own spare (and a wheel) would solve this problem.
Not sure if you will get the tire balanced on the side of the road either....but you would be able to get to the shop, and have the tire serviced properly.
Now I have to go check my spare, to make sure it's up to date, and has enough air in it
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Thank you for the post Moonshine094. As a member of one our roadside assistance programs we would send a heavy duty tire professional out to mount the tire onto the rim on the side of the road. If there is no spare we would provide tire replacement service. Onsite vendors now commonly use "bead bags" to self level the tire until you can get to a shop for balancing. The member would be responsible for the same fees that they would pay in the shop, mounting, tire disposal, etc. If anyone has any additional questions regarding this subject please feel free to contact me. Thank you, Zach
Jack&Kay: We too had no 22.5" spare tire but was able to buy a spare tire, mounted on a wheel and cram it into an outside compartment that had a shelf. There might be a drawing someone posted (I was too inept to scan or attach a photo) of how we did it. I'll look around.
OK, find Tree House posting of 12/12/2011. It will lead to a link on another forum, dated 12/12/2011, with a drawing of what I did.
ERA is fine......except if you are in a remote location and it is a busy weekend with lots of ERS events....and your specific tire is not readily available. And the tire dealer will jack up the price, no doubt. You might be tilted on a shoulder at 10 or 20 degrees and you don't want to wait 8 hours or 8 days for the right tire to find you.