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Old 10-07-2020, 02:30 PM   #21
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...You can fill your fresh water tank to the half mark only to off set any weight.
20 gallons of water not carried would be a weight savings of about 150 pounds...
That would be a better option than leaving SWMBO at home!
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:01 PM   #22
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Spare tire

I just purchased a 2020 Thor 4 Winds, 31y. It has no spare tire and no interesting looking threaded rods underneath. I want to purchase a spare. Looking at wheels first, it talks of offset for the dually. I cant locate that info anywhere. My chassis is the 2019 Ford 450SD. Anyone with a idea that would help me chose the wheel? I appreciate the info about the C tire over the LT.

Anyone just carry a spare tire and no wheel? Do all road services have the mobile ability to mount a tire?

My first post so I apologize if this is under the wrong thread.
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:04 PM   #23
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I just purchased a 2020 Thor 4 Winds, 31y. It has no spare tire and no interesting looking threaded rods underneath. I want to purchase a spare. Looking at wheels first, it talks of offset for the dually. I cant locate that info anywhere. My chassis is the 2019 Ford 450SD. Anyone with a idea that would help me chose the wheel? I appreciate the info about the C tire over the LT.

Anyone just carry a spare tire and no wheel? Do all road services have the mobile ability to mount a tire?

My first post so I apologize if this is under the wrong thread.
I went to an auto salvage yard. I bought a used wheel off a ford ambulance. I made sure the lug pattern and the center hole were the same. The local tire store had a basic tire the correct size that was perfect for the spare they also changed out the valve stem with new.
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:16 PM   #24
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I just purchased a 2020 Thor 4 Winds, 31y. It has no spare tire and no interesting looking threaded rods underneath. I want to purchase a spare. Looking at wheels first, it talks of offset for the dually. I cant locate that info anywhere. My chassis is the 2019 Ford 450SD. Anyone with a idea that would help me chose the wheel? I appreciate the info about the C tire over the LT.

Anyone just carry a spare tire and no wheel? Do all road services have the mobile ability to mount a tire?

My first post so I apologize if this is under the wrong thread.
Yeah I had a flat in the spring (no spare at that time). They manually install new tire on my old rim.

Since then I purchased rim off of Amazon but it does not fix as well as the FORD rim. YOu can purchase used Ford rims for $80 on Ebay.... I would do this instead of my NEW $80 aftermarket rim that you cannot run on the front unless you grind like 2 - 5 mm off of the calipers.

Get the correct size tire and speed rating / load rating that your chassis shows (should match what your current tires).
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:20 PM   #25
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Doesn't all the 2020 class C models have a spare tire well inside the aft basement storage compartment? My 28A has the perfect round niche in the middle. It fits the spare and a 12 ton bottle jack in the middle of the tire.

Why not just put it there?
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:42 PM   #26
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Doesn't all the 2020 class C models have a spare tire well inside the aft basement storage compartment? My 28A has the perfect round niche in the middle. It fits the spare and a 12 ton bottle jack in the middle of the tire.

Why not just put it there?
I did not see anything like that on my 2021 quantum jm31.
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:40 PM   #27
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Mine didn't either. That mod that is pictured above in the thread worked up well. I modified a half inch extension and can raise and lower with a wrachet or impact gun
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I did not see anything like that on my 2021 quantum jm31.
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:16 PM   #28
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Doesn't all the 2020 class C models have a spare tire well inside the aft basement storage compartment? My 28A has the perfect round niche in the middle. It fits the spare and a 12 ton bottle jack in the middle of the tire.

Why not just put it there?

No, they don't. I used to have a Chateau 23U, and it had the spare tire well in the main storage compartment, and the spare tire was an option, which we had. But my Chateau 31E did not come with a spare, and there is no place to put one. The main storage compartment isn't very big, and putting a spare tire in there wouldn't leave enough space for our camping gear.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:49 PM   #29
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that threaded rod is part of the factory spare rack.
It's a triangular shaped steel bar rack. Two tabs forward with screws through holes form the hinges and the threaded rod is that attach point.
Simple and it works....
and would be easy to weld or fabricate a copy if you didn't want to order from thor

I posted photos of mine a long time back....
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:54 PM   #30
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:36 AM   #31
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Is there a spot to fit a spare under a Vegas 27.7 ?

I've read a number of posts about storing a spare under the RV but has anyone been able to do this on a Vegas 27.7? I've been all around the underside and can find no place to recess the spare sufficiently. Back aft the potential spots are occupied by the black and gray tanks. There's a potential area just aft of the fuel tank but it's not long enough for a tire because of the pipe crossing from the black tank on the passenger side to the wet bay on the driver side. I'd much prefer storing below rather than the bumper.
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:12 AM   #32
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If it comes down to it, maybe the front is an option.
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I've read a number of posts about storing a spare under the RV but has anyone been able to do this on a Vegas 27.7? I've been all around the underside and can find no place to recess the spare sufficiently. Back aft the potential spots are occupied by the black and gray tanks. There's a potential area just aft of the fuel tank but it's not long enough for a tire because of the pipe crossing from the black tank on the passenger side to the wet bay on the driver side. I'd much prefer storing below rather than the bumper.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:00 AM   #33
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Yes but it looks like you have to manually hoist it up in place. I think folks are looking for a more modern conclusion.

I'm jockeying a new front after a few punctures. They're not light. Any assistance in the spare location is welcome news.

My father has a f350 and told me about it. It also has a key to unlock, though that's not important in this situation. Whose going to take the time to steal it from under the coach? Locks keep honest people away.

You get the point.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:07 PM   #34
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Yes but it looks like you have to manually hoist it up in place. I think folks are looking for a more modern conclusion.

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The time I had to use the spare, the roadside service guy had a nice big floor jack that made easy work of it.

I don't carry a jack or tools for it on the road, but even if I did that would be the least of my worries. Any jack that can jack the MH can surely handle the weight of a tire.

I can understand the appeal of a more complex solution.... but sometimes there is beauty in the keep it simple approach.

Regardless, it's not my design. It's Thor's. I'll admit to liking the simplicity.... but if I were doing it I'd try to come up with a little better latch for it, otherwise I'd copy it.
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Old 10-24-2020, 12:56 PM   #35
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Here's the thread w/pics when I installed a tire winch. Oh, and I guess I did a good job, only one comment on the thread! https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...led-19862.html
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