Originally Posted by Scrambler
Just got a 2023 Thor Sequence and realized…No Spare Tire! what’s with that? Is it wise to travel without a spare?
Nope many cars these days do not even have a pseudo-spare. So you can get a swing-away carriage, or one like I did- a Landed Gear mount for the Promaster. I got a LH side one and used the bike rack to carry a small gear box, and I also have a Yakima gear box that clears nicely. All kinds of options.
I will not go anywhere w/o a spare tire! One time I went out, and guess what heppened? Just my car, I had a spare with me, but NO TOOLS... so phone call to home and son brought me my kit I had left behind.
Source for Promaster alloy (or steel) wheel for the 3500 PM best found on eBay- lots there.
Tire should match size/type and most important, load index of 115. I got mine from Simple Tire.
Pics show before getting the LG carrier, using the bike rack-
WARNING- Do not attempt using the bike carrier w/o verifying that Thor actually used adhesive on the install- mine was dry and had scratched the paint badly from the weight of the wheel. (damage can be seen in the 2nd pic with the exposed wheel)- I decided to put it back on and used Sikaflex 252 as per the Thule manual. Moved the spare, and added a box instead.
Thor had agreed to repaint, but I went with plan B instead. The adhesive covers the damage nicely, and it ain't never gonna come off!
Also note the use of 'wheel hanger bolts' (eBay or Amazon) that I use for stud-less hubs like VW and Ram have. Use these to hang the wheel on the carrier and also to hang on the hub when changing a flat tire. I keep them in my handy tool kit. Wish I had these for my cars when I was younger!
I also have a 12V jack I carry with me, and spanner for the bolts. I have had 40 cars, and never go out w/o some kind of kit- this bag is in either my car or RV, depending on which I am using. My car has a spare too- none supplied...
This site turned my pics 90 deg. btw...
You can PM me for a pdf I made to install the Landed Gear carrier on my 20L Tellaro. I added Havelock wool in both doors. LG now includes the plate holder, which I later added.