Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2005, 07:35 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 254
Default Should I buy a spare tire and wheel

My Sunvoyager did not come with a spare tire and wheel. The tires are 22.5 I have ran into a good buy on a wheel and tire but cannot figure out where to haul it. I looked at the carrier that goes on the back of the motor home but boy are they expensive. I figure it would cost $500.00 or more , then the cost of the spare wheel and tire on top of that. I had a spare on my other motor home and never did use it. So I am wondering if is is that important. I always call road service and they have so far always been able to provide a tire for me. What do others think on this subject. My motor home is a 2004 Gulf Stream Sunvoyager triple slide out, with atarium.
Darby R. Corwin
darbyjudy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 03:54 AM   #2
RV Wizard
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 92

I would not try to haul aroud a spare for these reasons: I have weighed my rig and am not overloaded. I keep the right air pressure in all tires. I keep the sun off the tires and keep them clean. I do not drive over 65 (most of the time). If I did carry a spare I think that by the time I needed one (Present tires should be replaced) the spare tire would be as old and in worse shape than those on the road. The flexing of the sidewalls is waht will help keeep a tire in good condition. If I puncture a tire I could not change it myself and so I have just opted to have and use roadside assistance bring me a tire of brand and size I neeed.
Mike, Amy & Muffin, Full Timers
RVSA Certified Master Technician Moderator -Gulf Stream Owners Forum Leader
2000 Scenic Cruiser
99 Chevy Silverado 4 X 4 Toad
2006 Saturn Vue AWD Toad
NASCAR #3 & #8
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 09:18 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: White City, Oregon
Posts: 10

My answer would also be 'no,' but for a different reason. To actually change a tire requires special equipment and skills that you don't want to mess with.

Remember your unit weighs in at SEVERAL TONS, not a few hundered pounds sitting on each wheel.
fredaevans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 07:25 PM   #4
Site Team
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 938

I also do not carry a spare for the same reasons that the others gave.

GStream40 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spare Tire sunvger79 Class A 3 11-14-2015 08:56 PM
Spare Tire LabCab Class C 4 02-25-2013 07:34 PM
Relocation of spare tire Miltsc6 Class C 1 12-12-2010 11:52 AM
Spare Tire BigRed8100 5th Wheels 6 06-02-2008 08:10 AM
Spare Tire Cakeman Class A 9 04-13-2007 08:43 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.