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Old 02-12-2003, 06:32 PM   #1
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Why have 2 spare tires

If I by a Casita it has 14 in tires wouldn,t it be great to have some small lightweight adpter to make the tow car or truck spare tire fit the trailer being towed to save weight.
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Old 02-12-2003, 07:35 PM   #2
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Hi Art
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The one spare idea has some merit , but the tire ratings for RVs are different than For Cars and Trucks.The other draw back that I can see is for those folks who strictly boon dock or are away from main stream areas.If all my trips were to local camping area I would do it, But getting farther away from home I would want the extra security of additional spares.:wave
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:06 AM   #3
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Well said, Ches

The true key is that they ARE different tires. I think that if you have 14's, you might be able to go a short distance with a spare that is a 13, but I'm not sure I would even trust that for very far. Since many of these fiberglasses are single axle, I would be concerned about fishtailing with one side being higher off the ground than the other. Also would put more stress on the smaller tire as the weight would be shifted to that side. Just my opinion.
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:12 AM   #4
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I don't think my truck wheels have the same bolt pattern, so you would make the tt have the same pattern? can you do that?
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:15 AM   #5
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Thanks Jana

...for bringing that up. That was another point that I thought about, but failed to mention.
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:30 AM   #6
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wheel adapters

It's a metal plate, about an inch thick with holes of one bolt pattern, and between the holes, offset, is a row of studs in the other bolt pattern. Commonly 5 holes on 5" circle and 5 studs on 4-1/2" circle.

The're not a good way to go. Things come loose.

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Carrying two spares:

When the Cassiar hiway, in Canada, was gravel, travellers were advised to carry two spares, extra gas, and a shovel. At that time you could travel 300 miles without coming to even an 'intersection'. Met some folks who'd been waiting 7 days for a tie rod end to be delivered for their Ford pick-up. :E :E

Important to be self-suffecient!

But that was before cel phones and UPS.:)
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Old 02-13-2003, 03:06 PM   #7
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I carry three spares

I always carry three spare tires:

two for the trailer

one for the tow vehicle

Now, I've never had a blow out, but I've had numerous flats, some of which damaged the tire beyond all repair.

It's easy to get a spare tire for a tow vehicle.

Trailer tires can be kinda hard to come by.

By carrying two spares for the trailer, I can continue on down the road, without stopping at a 100 places looking for a replacement tire for the trailer ... and then when I get to my destination or home, replace the tire at my leisure.
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Old 02-13-2003, 05:38 PM   #8
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Cassiar hiway

"When the Cassiar hiway, in Canada, was gravel,.........." It must have been paved in October. That's my truck covered with twenty pounds of Cassiar pavement last August. I wasn't even north of sixty yet. Don't count on your cell phone. My phone quit at Hazelton. When the pavement ends it's like walking into a mine field. When you have your first flat, you are bound to have another. Just take two spares.

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