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Old 05-12-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Thor Aria 3601
State: Georgia
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Aria spare tire??

I have searched for an answer to my question but have not been able to find any information.
We presently own a Class C Quantum KM24 and purchased the Roadmaster hitch mount spare tire carrier.
A great solution.
We are considering upgrading to an Aria 3401 and curious if it comes equipped with a spare tire.
I do not find an answer to that question on this forum or the web.
If you own an Aria can you please tell me if and how you carry a spare?
Thank you very much!

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Old 05-12-2019, 02:00 PM   #2
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Model: Tuscany 38SQ
State: North Carolina
Posts: 104
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None of the Thor Class A RVs have a spare tire and rim. If you want one, use your Roadmaster hitch mount spare tire carrier and buy a used tire and rim.

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Old 05-12-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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Model: Palazzo 33.3 34'bunkhouse
State: Georgia
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Class A coaches don't typically, if ever, come with a 'spare'... even a lot of newer cars don't, it's just not the issue that many folks 'fear' when traveling anymore, especially since newer coaches many times come with a year of 'free' roadside service.
Spare tires for larger coaches are very heavy, cumbersome, and not really even something you could even 'change' yourself, though some think that carrying an extra one would give them the ability to just hire a service to mount it... what most find out is that 22.5inch tires are very robust, and easily designed for the heat and weight that they are carrying.

Ours lasted for over 80,000 miles with little issues, other than some slight off-role on the fronts. Replaced them all with Falken RI150s last year, for another 80 thousand miles, or more, I expect, if not more.

You'll find that if you try to 'carry' a spare, you're going to experience a test of aggravation - 'where' would you carry it, store it, or mount it? Will it already be mounted on a wheel? If not, 'how' would it be mounted when you need it? Do you want it to smell up your storage area? Tires will do that. Even if you are determined to mount it to your rear, you may find that accessing your engine/oil/transmission fluids would be problematic.

The real chances of a 'blow out', or flat tire, is rare...very rare. So rare that carrying large 'extra' tires anymore is an exercise in futility.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:30 PM   #4
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I also just bought a new class c without a spare tire the dealer said they donít come with one. I have a few friends that are truckers they advised me that if you get a flat in the front you can take one of the tires off the back to get you out of a jamb . So I carry just a jack and tire wrench
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