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Old 09-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #15
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That fix-a-flat stuff is crap. Oh, and please let me know how it works out for ya when ya blow out the tire sidewall too! Get, and maintain, a proper spare. I have two!
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:16 AM   #16
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That fix-a-flat stuff is crap. Oh, and please let me know how it works out for ya when ya blow out the tire sidewall too! Get, and maintain, a proper spare. I have two!

Anyone of average intelligence should be able to figure out that for anything more than a nail puncture it won't work.

I run good tires and a full size spare, I do have enough confidence in my tires that I don't need more than one spare for the TV.

Why would anyone carry two spares
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:39 AM   #17
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Two Spares

"Why would anyone carry two spares?"

I buy the best tires I can but on occasion I have carried two spares.

For example on our cross Labrador trip, virtually a 1000 mile dirt road, we had two spares because on that road you may drive for hours without seeing another vehicle and the nearest source of any tires can be 100 miles.

A friend did the cross Labraddor highway and simultaneously blew 2 tires on his Lexus SUV. You can be sure there are no Lexus dealers in Labrador (nor Honda dealers). The low profile tires had to be flown in. (Kudos to Lexus they did it free of charge.)

I do also carry a compresser and a puncture repair kit, generally capable of fixing the typical tire failure.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #18
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I always carried a can of fix-flat on my touring motorcycle. I was hoping that I could limp along to somewhere that I could replace the tire. It worked! never had a flat.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #19
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Why would anyone carry two spares
I've heard where people are heading for Alaska carry a couple of spares... not mounted on wheels. Especially important if your tug or tow has uncommon sized tires. It may be a trip-ender if you can't get the size tire you need when you need it. At least you could get a tire store to mount the tire, even if they can't sell you the size you need!
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:53 AM   #20
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Most of us have trailer and car spare tires and full size spare will fit in most of our TV's but have had cars that did not have the room for a full size spare. Lock the hitch and trailer and off to the service station we go?
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:14 PM   #21
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"two spares" although most people don't have two spares I did take two spares to Ca, when I went to pick up my egg. Have you ever seen a road hazard that you couldn't miss? If you hit it with a front and rear tire you may need two spares.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #22
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I guess if one feels better carrying two spares it's all good, me I would only do that if I were heading to a place where a tire would be hard to come by.

In close to a million miles of driving I can't say I ever needed two.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:34 PM   #23
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Remember to check the air pressure on your spare. I checked my wife's spare before she headed off on a long trip, and it didn't even register on my gauge. I check my spare at least every 6 months.
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Remember to check the air pressure on your spare. I checked my wife's spare before she headed off on a long trip, and it didn't even register on my gauge. I check my spare at least every 6 months.
We carry a small light duty compressor. We use it to regularly top our tires. It's come in handy when we had a nail puncture. As well we've had two occasions where we've rescued others.

There are plenty of places where we've traveled where there's plenty of air, but no compressed air....

Another backup system....
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I've heard where people are heading for Alaska carry a couple of spares... not mounted on wheels. Especially important if your tug or tow has uncommon sized tires. It may be a trip-ender if you can't get the size tire you need when you need it. At least you could get a tire store to mount the tire, even if they can't sell you the size you need!
My buddy is up in Inuivit. He carried two mounted spares and one unmounted. I have a dually and have been thinking about a second spare as I contemplated a trip to Alaska.
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Remember to check the air pressure on your spare. I checked my wife's spare before she headed off on a long trip, and it didn't even register on my gauge. I check my spare at least every 6 months.
Good idea. When I bought my Volvo it had a blown spare with perfect tread. Tires that slowly deflated themselces can have high stress on the tire and tear themselves apart. It is important to keep spares unflated to peoper pressures. Those pressures are a function of the weight carried.
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