Ok, I know some folks give me trouble for traveling with a lot of stuff ... and I do.
But I've found over the years, stuff is going to happen at the least opportune moment ... which is way I always travel with two spare trailer tires
No, I've never had a blow-out (which many RV'ers -- not just fiberglassers -- have experienced, especially with Carlisle Tires).
But I have had a couple of flat tires
Once, 100 miles into a 1000 mile trip, a piece of steel split the sidewall of one of the trailer tires
. When I stopped to get the tire fixed, I was told the tire was ruined and it would take a couple of days to get the right type/size/etc ... so because I was on a strict timetable (hard reservations in Florida), I continued on down the road, worrying myself half-to-death that I'd have another flat.
When we got to Florida, I had a Goodyear dealer order me a new Carlisle (on me) and get the tire installed while Pam and I sunned ourselves at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
The other time, I was up in northeast New Brunswick, when a nail got imbedded in a tire. We picked it up, driving behind an old truck, with old shingles flying out of the back. The tire was fixable, but I had to drive a long way to find a place to repair it ... again, nervous that I'd have another flat with no spare.
So, a couple years ago, I decided for my mental health, I'd just travel down the road with two complete spare tires for the trailer ... knowing if I have a flat (or a blow out, God forbid), I could change out the tire and still have another spare.
One less thing to worry about ... and that makes Charles a happy camper.
Now, I know someone is going to say why don't I carry two spare tires for the Suburban?
Well, it's been my experience that it's a whole lot easier getting a car or truck tire than a trailer tire.
And besides that, the tires on the Suburban are so darn big that a second spare that size would really cut down on the amount of other stuff I could carry down the road!