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Old 09-26-2016, 08:39 PM   #1
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Challenger spare tire

For those folks who have a 2015 or newer Challenger, did your coach come with a spare tire? Looked under the rear of my coach today and noticed there was no spare. Wondering if that was on purpose. There is room to carry a spare but no bracket to hold it.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:43 PM   #2
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No spare came with mine and I was aware of it when I purchased the coach.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
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Dealer told me the same before purchasing. Not sure how you would change those tires on the side of the road without a huge impact wrench.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:44 AM   #4
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no spare. Use the already provided Ford roadside assistance or through your insurance. Never going to change one of them by yourself anyway.
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:01 AM   #5
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thanks for every ones feedback. definitely will be using the roadside assistance if a flat every happens. my only regret will be when I see the price tag for a new tire when in desperation. cost of being an RV'er.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:58 PM   #6
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With larger MH's that have duals in the rear I don't think having a spare is worth it. If one of your tires in back goes you can slowly make your way to a tire shop. If one of your steer axle tires go, and you survive, then you would need a service truck. I will be changing out my steer axle tires every 3 years no matter how the tread looks, those are the important ones.


One of the first things I am having done when we get home is having valve extensions put on so I can get my TPMS on the this coach.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:45 PM   #7
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Good point. One of the first things I did before leaving the dealer was to install my EEZ TPMS system I had on my trade. I also had the dealer install a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer. If someone effectively carried spares for a class A, you would need three different spares (two for either dually and one for the front) which is not feasible. Road service will be my go to for tire issues.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:52 PM   #8
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"Ain't got no spare?" (Johnathan Winters in 'Let it Ride')

When purchasing our coach, we were told there was purposely no spare provided, as they would discourage owners from attempting to jack up and change their own flats. Luckily, our purchase came with a free, life-time membership to 'Good Sam's' roadside assistance, which is whom we'd call for any such problems. I'd be happy to observe the tire-changing process from a comfortable distance.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:55 PM   #9
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I had read many times on forums people recommending that you carry an unmounted spare. Then if you have a flat just call a roadside tire service. I took the advice and it paid off in 2011. We had a blowout on the left front. Lost a couple hours waiting on them, but well worth it. Tried to replace the spare before we got back underway, but couldn't find the correct size from either of two shops I checked with.
Six months later we blew the left rear inside dual. Again, very happy we had a spare. Tires were only 4 years old, but apparently had a manufacturing defect. Spare tire was one of the first things we bought for this coach last year. It fits well in one of the center basement compartments.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:15 PM   #10
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Good idea. Thanks for the recommendation.
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