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Posted: 07/14/19 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at the Mercedes Sprinter based MH's and have yet to find one with a spare tire . Is there a model with a spare included. I looked up the receiver hitch carrier and not a fan.
What are you folks doing ? I know about roadside assistance plans but have had a blowout on my 5er where there was no cell service so I have a concern.

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Many motor homes as of late do not include a spare tire, especially the Sprinter. Some RV manufactures offer one as an option, others don't even offer a place to mount one. The reason concerns the extra weight of the tire, most prominent on rigs that are already close to GVWR. Mounting a spare tire on or near the rear bumper amplifies the weight problem, over-loading the rear axle and the 4 rear tires.

To people without a spare tire, I advise to carry a tire repair kit with compressor, the kind where you use the sticky rope to plug the hole. Clean punctures like from a nail can be repaired with the tire on the vehicle. Walmart sells compact tire repair kits. The tire-on-vehicle repair is not advised to be a permanent repair, but for a clean puncture, it should be enough to get you rolling to the next tire shop for a proper repair.

Others will chime in to say that the spare is deleted to increase profits which is also true, but the primary reason involves "weight" placed in a bad place.

If you tow another vehicle, then carrying a spare is less of a crises when it happens by taking the flat tire in the other vehicle to get it repaired. Another thing a few people do is carry the RV spare in the tow vehicle.

Both our motor home and tow vehicle have a spare tire. I like the peace of mind to have them and also the appropriate jacks and tire irons.

* This post was edited 07/14/19 05:11pm by ron.dittmer *


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My '07 Forester came with a spare, have been lucky enough to never have needed it.


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my 2007 liesure travel van sprinter has one up under the rear. hope I never need it.

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Make your own using a 2" ID tube that fits over the 2" hitch receiver. I see no reason for one that folds down as your planned usage of the spare should be none. At least you'll have the spare with you.

It took me a while to adjust my head to no spare. But no spare and no equipment to change it. My concern isn't changing the tire but the damage and potential accident if a tire blows while traveling. My Toyo tires are 5 years old and next month I'll be talking to 2 shops about them before deciding on another year.


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Many cars today have run flat tires and no spare. This is common with sports cars. Just buy a spare tire and wheel and a jack. No big deal.

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I have allways had a puncture kit on board but my concern is a complete failure. Been there done that twice since our 1st camper back in 79. I just can't wrap my head around no spare so may be rethinking this idea of the Boss wanting to go back to a MH. Her thing is she won't drive the dually/5er and wants to give me some relief on the driving . She can drive it but won't plus to be legal here in Tx our gvwr requires an A class DL which she won't do. Oh the things we do to keep 'em happy.

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Think its the way things are going. My 17 super C came without...not offered as an option..... my 2015 dodge toad also bought new without a spare.

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Our 2007 Itasca has one, but I've noticed the trend to no spare in cars, too. Our 2008 Volvo has a spare (one of those little temporary things), but, when we bought it used, another Volvo on the lot, one year newer, hadn't offered one stock. The previous owner had chosen the optional spare - but it took up most of the trunk!

Early this year, I bought a 2016 Volvo, and it came with a bottle of goop to spray into the tire (for fixing a leak) and a little battery-powered air compressor to pump it up - all looking very lonely in a space under the back clearly large enough to hold a temporary spare.

But, in the several years between buying the 2008 and the 2016, I got to thinking about the last time I had to deal with a flat tire, compared to the frequency with which I had to do so in my youth. It's been quite a while.

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My 2006 Greyhawk 31SS came with a spare mounted to the rear bumper (which is WAY overbuilt and I'm grateful!) thanks Jayco [emoticon]


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