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Old 07-03-2015, 11:00 PM   #21
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If you don't have a tire, they will bring you one...At what cost? Tain't free Lot of bux for the tire carrier for sure but if you have a tire on a wheel, the cost should be the cost of a tip for the tire guy.
About 12 or so years ago I bought my first bus in Indiana, I was driving back to Ca & had a blow out some where in Iowa, it was over $300.00 for a used tire & the service call
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:28 AM   #22
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My tc2000 had the spare mounted up under the left side behind the battery box. I ended up moving the spare tire winch to behind the rear axle so i can mount a water tank where the tire was.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:08 PM   #23
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Many home brew jeeps on pirate 4x4 have swing down spare tire mounts.

I like the ones on the big 8 wheel drive army tucks better. Unlike the hummer, the 8 wheel trucks have a tire closer to the size of a bus.

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A hummer runflat rim and tire may not be as big as a bus tire, but it is darn near as heavy.

I put deuce and a half A3 rims on my old grain truck, that super single is heavier than both tires it replaced. 44-14.5-20, 9000 lb rating at 60 psi, and never stuck in the mud again :big grin:
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:27 AM   #24
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A hummer runflat rim and tire may not be as big as a bus tire, but it is darn near as heavy.

I put deuce and a half A3 rims on my old grain truck, that super single is heavier than both tires it replaced. 44-14.5-20, 9000 lb rating at 60 psi, and never stuck in the mud again :big grin:
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:10 AM   #25
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spare

Thanks for some great ideas. I believe we are going to mount two spares behind the rear wheels with a crank system with cables then have a swing arm to fully support the tire so that the tire weigh is supported by steel not just a cable. Maybe two spares is over kill but it's better to be prepared right!
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #26
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That would be a good question. All of you who have had tires go while on the road, how many have you lost on one trip one two or god forbid three? And those of you that had someone do the switch how much did it cost on the road to swap out for a tire you had vs swapping out for a tire they brought.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:46 PM   #27
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I keep new tires on it, but a flat can happen even on new, so I carry no spare just cash and a cb radio and cell phone
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:01 PM   #28
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Last year, me caring a spare no rim and outside dual cost me $42 and some change,to get it fixed. No way will I not carry a spare. Unless like others say, and carry your cc card close. That was with no aaa or other. This year I added good sam. Not home yet, but we'll see..
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:06 AM   #29
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That would be a good question. All of you who have had tires go while on the road, how many have you lost on one trip one two or god forbid three? And those of you that had someone do the switch how much did it cost on the road to swap out for a tire you had vs swapping out for a tire they brought.
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:58 AM   #30
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Here a credit card is no guarantee help is coming.

Not being able to do the flat change yourself, means your leaving your self in a venerable situation.

If traveling distance, I will carry two spares. One on a rim, and one unmounted.

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