Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-07-2020, 01:00 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Florida
Posts: 4,403
THOR #11130
48 Ford, 51 Chevy and 55 Plymouth came with a spare...everything since did also. First car we ever had without a spare was an 09 CTS. These days is a cost and weight thing.

__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2020, 01:12 PM   #42
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 9,052
THOR #7035
The "spare tire" was invented in 1904. I think Ducksface's memory may be influenced by the U.S. government prohibited spare tires on new cars in 1941. Shortages of resources caused by World War II led to quotas and laws designed to force conservation, including rubber that was produced overseas and difficult to get. A similar ban was also implemented by the U.S. during the Korean War in 1951.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2020, 03:12 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
ducksface's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
Posts: 4,840
THOR #13932
My memory is influenced by the maybe 100 trucks and vans a month I was involved in ordering and selling between 1984 and 1995, and a bit of foggy history based on common knowledge of even earlier trucks along with a brief brush with the Studebaker history.

I've charged a buyer $75 for a spare and $120 for a bumper at least 1,000 times.
I don't have the slightest memory about jacks, leading me to believe they all came with jacks.


I do kind of remember selling undermounts on dodges that didn't come with the mount. Maybe we had spare tire kits and not just tires... Too long ago.
This 'no spare tire' thing was too much of a 'daily do' to even remember specifics. It's just the way it was with a truck or van sale.

What's jumbling this all is, I used the words:
Base
And
Truck
Relating my conversation to our current cutaway and stripped e series vehicles.

And
you all are using the words:
Car
And
Cadillac.
Relating your counterpoint to everything other than our cutaway and stripped chassis.

(my first space saver spare was in a 1971 'Cuda convertible. I'm semi sure some 69ish mustangs were outfitted with them as either an option or a beta test.)
__________________
ducksface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2020, 06:01 PM   #44
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 73
THOR #14989
Hello Coveman! What is the company name of your coverage?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coveman2 View Post
I bought a spare tire and rim from my local Ford dealer and got a Curt hitch mounted carrier and tire cover from Amazon. It works well and even had to use the spare when the inside dually had a valve problem. I have CAA with RV coverage and had good service from AAA in Alaska, so it was worth spending $500 for everything
Coveman2
2018 Thor Compass 23 TB
__________________
Windsport_29_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 02:53 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
ducksface's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
Posts: 4,840
THOR #13932
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013H061IY...v_ov_lig_dp_it

81 bucks shipped
__________________
ducksface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 06:45 PM   #46
gmc
Senior Member
 
gmc's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
Posts: 1,873
THOR #2829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windsport_29_M View Post
Hello Coveman! What is the company name of your coverage?

CAA is the Canadian equivalent of AAA in the US.
__________________
Greg
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)
gmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2020, 07:50 PM   #47
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 73
THOR #14989
Hello our 2019 Windsport did not come with a spare. We bought a spare and mount. We do not have a jack. We have insurance and part of it includes sending a truck to take off flat tire and put on spare. See pic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRA View Post
OK, I'm a brand new, first time purchaser of an R . 2019 THOR Gemini 23TB. Going over the unit I find there is no spare tire and no jack provided for changing a tire even if I had a spare. My question; is this a normal OEM scope of supply ommission? And also, do other Gemini owners keep a spare on board?

Thanks in advance for your inputs.
Click image for larger version

Name:	20191014_202746.jpeg
Views:	53
Size:	93.2 KB
ID:	22144
__________________
Windsport_29_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2