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Posted: 11/01/19 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just switched from a C Class to a A Class. 2015 Thor Hurricane 34J.
Looking to add a spare. What size Wheel do I need ? Currently running
245 x 70R 19.5

Also has anyone tried this. And would it work on the new coach ?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-Camper-Hide-Spare-Tire-Storage-Carrier-Underslung-Easy-to-Mount-Wheel-Holder/113643323460?epid=18024658891&hash=item1a75ab8044:g:y0kAAOSw3qRbvO~c

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My spare is on the back but about 3' off the ground. That's quite high to lift a 150lb. spare wheel and tire. Requires 2 people. I like the mount you posted but I don't have space under the Class A to mount it. That would fit on my TT but not under the MH. Have you checked to see if you can mount it under yours?

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Visit a truck tire dealer, let them look at what you have and tell what you need to order......and maybe sell you one too.

The front rims and the back ones might not be the same.

Because of that, I carry a spare "tire" only without a rim.
If you do that, you need to specify that the truck they dispatch needs to be capable of putting your spare on the rim at the side of the road......OR be able to tow the entire rig to a place that can.


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It looks like it would ? I need to look into more. Was wondering if anyone has tried it with an A Class like mine.?

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I carry 2 spares but they are in my trailer with the Explorer.


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I carry a Visa card. Lot less weight and less stress. A 19.5 tire can be purchased and mounted anywhere. In over 50 years of RVing I've only had 2 flats. Don't overthink this...JMHO.....Dennis


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Posted: 11/01/19 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A spare tire is just not worth the bother. I have been RVing since the mid 80's and have logged over 200,000 miles, have RVed to Alaska and Mexico and only had one blowout, and that was due to a 20 yr old tire an unscrupulous dealer stuck on the inside dual.

Check your tires before every trip, replace them around the 7 yr mark and your odds of needing a spare are nil. If the odds are against you and you have a problem, due as mentioned above, make a phone call.

Think about it....I can't remember even using a spare on any of my other vehicles.

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I like the confidence you have with your tires and road side service. I have been stuck on the side of the road for 7 plus hours with wife and kids. Not much fun. I travel in areas that has no cell phone service ? What if your wheel is damaged ? What's the cost of tire being brought to you to be mounted vs buying a spare to have for the scenarios mention above. Glad you've been so lucky. I'd rather be prepared. Thanks for the replies though.

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I'd suggest you do some more researching. The BAL website (maker of the gadget) shows about 4 models, all of which only discuss mounting under trailers. A thread on the Forest River site discusses the mounts, one mentions it having a 100 lb capacity. Could be that this works fine for trailer-size wheels but might have a problem with our 22.5" heavy boys. You might want to contact the manufacturer directly with some questions before you dive in based on an Ebay listing (which also appears to be overpriced.)

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