View Full Version : Spare Tire

04-11-2007, 11:53 AM
Looking to finally get a spare wheel/tire for the MH. Are the wheels a standard chev. 22.5 wheel or is it a special from workhorse?

04-13-2007, 06:53 AM
Must be nobody knows, guess I will ask the Allegro people.

04-13-2007, 08:21 AM
Now I feel bad for not answering, but I don't know....

My unit didn't come with a spare. I asked why & was told "they" don't want me changing my own tire. Also, the torque requirement is more than I could loosen, & therefore more than I could apply, the weight is more than I could handle" (& I might get my hands dirty?)

Anyway, that's why I never looked into the source of a spare ever again.

The Workhorse chassis arrives at the factory with wheels & tires. GS has a local tire repair center that does the factory warantee work when a tire fails. The factory tour guide told me that is an excellent source for spares because the service is allowed to keep & repair wheels/tires that are replaced.

Do a Google search for Michelin tire service center in Napannee, IN. I'll bet you are taken care of faster than Allegro can say "Boo".

04-13-2007, 08:29 AM
Thanks for responding.
The reason I thought about getting a spare now is the two road services that we have state they will not mount and unmount the tire on the wheel. I always thought that just having the tire would work, not so.
After talking with Camping World road service and AAA Plus they said they would change the flat tire if I had a mounted spare. Glad I found that out now and not on the side of the road with a flat tire.

04-13-2007, 08:34 AM
Whooops, correction: Bridgestone tires.

Also, their most likely location is
( http://tireweb.zolmantire.com/533723.htm ) Zolman tire in Mishawaka, IN. Napanee is much too small. Seems as though all products & services used by the Napanee RV builders comes from South Bend, Mishawaka, or Elkhart. Use those cities in your Google search.


04-13-2007, 12:09 PM
With a Class A unit I prefer carrying a tire only and having a truck tire dealer with a road service truck mount the tire on the rim on the road. That's what most truckers do. My tires weigh 113 lbs and I would hate to wrestle that much weight on a rim into a belly door. AAA trucks don't look like they are capable of doing much more than changing tires on cars and pickups. Having a rim would considerably reduce the cost of a tire change though if we could find a suitable storage area. We have roadside assistance insurance with our primary insurer and we just send them the bill. Fortunately we haven't had that kind of breakdown. (Yet).

04-13-2007, 12:38 PM
Everyone, thanks for the come back.
I think I may get a spare and carry it on the top of my 99 jeep cherokee. That way if I have a flat on the road, the complete spare will be there. I don't think I have a bay large enough for a spare anyway.
I always tow the jeep when we travel.
I hope to never need it.

04-13-2007, 01:21 PM
Ron, I see two problems with your idea (1) how are you going to get the tire up and down off the roof. (2) I don't think the roof of the jeep can handle that much weight safely. They do make a mount that is part of the trailer hitch I think this would be a better solution. Check it out at (www.rvtirecarrier.com (http://www.rvtirecarrier.com)) also you can still tow with it and a lot less height to lift the tire.


04-13-2007, 02:11 PM
You know when I got my Gulfstream Sunvoyager I also worried about not having a spare tire. But then I began to think about it. torque on the wheels are over 400 lbs, no way can I handle that, The 22 inch tire and wheel must weigh over 100 lbs, I can't handle that either . Then I am retired, If I have to wait a few days for a tire to be delivered somewhere, no big deal. Also no where to carry it on my Rig. I looked into a add on spare tire carrier and with buying the carrier , tire and wheel it would have cost me about $700.00. Also If you carry that spare tire around for a few years it probably won't be any good anyway.
Just my opinion, forget the spare tire and wheel. Get a good Road Service.

Beaufort NC
04-13-2007, 08:43 PM
In my former life with a 36' Holiday Rambler, I carried a spare around, and actually got to use it once. But I now agree that the best thing to do is have the road service people come and deal with it. I think that in most cases, provided it's not a weekend or a really remote location, you're not going to have difficulty getting a tire of the correct size.