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kybird 05-08-2019 06:28 PM

Spare tire
 
So iam fainlly getting the new hankooks. That was a issue. But was thinking on keeping a old tire for a spare. So would a steel wheel or the aluminum wheel. I can get steel for 20.00 and 195.00 for the aluminum 22.5. Is the aluminum that much lighter?

Frank W. 05-08-2019 06:40 PM

Consider perhaps keeping one tire (tire only) stored as a spare. It's easy to handle and store compared to a mounted tire & wheel. I'd wrap it or bag it to protect from ozone/uv.

I'm calling a service truck to change the tire anyway...they are generally equipped to mount tires to a wheel. The issue that can arise is getting a tire of proper size/rating out to you in a reasonable time & price. If you have one onboard...the issue is moot.

irmagoo 05-08-2019 06:46 PM

hi rodney
i have carried a tire unmounted on rooftop you may consider that i have thought about a aluminum wheel to mount the tire... never got that far-road service can mount it..
mike

kybird 05-08-2019 06:46 PM

Very good point

Crit Bliss 05-08-2019 06:54 PM

I carry a spare wheel, I can get s 11r anywhere

Randy Dupree 05-08-2019 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kybird (Post 451394)
So iam fainlly getting the new hankooks. That was a issue. But was thinking on keeping a old tire for a spare. So would a steel wheel or the aluminum wheel. I can get steel for 20.00 and 195.00 for the aluminum 22.5. Is the aluminum that much lighter?

The lug nuts are different between steels and alum. wheels.
Be careful mixing the wheels,you will need lug nuts too.

Randy Dupree 05-08-2019 07:51 PM

Its easy to mount a tire on a wheel.
Its easy to remove a tire from a wheel.
I do it and leave the wheels on the coach,idf its an outside rear,tag or steer.
Car tires are harder to do then bus tires.

Randy Dupree 05-08-2019 07:54 PM

look here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dobk8USpN_I

SUCHESTOM 05-08-2019 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy Dupree (Post 451408)
The lug nuts are different between steels and alum. wheels.
Be careful mixing the wheels,you will need lug nuts too.

Studs are different as well, ones for steel can be to short for aluminum.

birds_first 05-08-2019 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kybird (Post 451394)
So i am finally getting the new hankooks. That was a issue. But was thinking on keeping a old tire for a spare. So would a steel wheel or the aluminum wheel. I can get steel for 20.00 and 195.00 for the aluminum 22.5. Is the aluminum that much lighter?

Rodney, I carried a tire off the rim for years, wrapped it in a blanket then agin with a blue trap. I had it on the roof of the FC, figuring if I had a flat a road tire service could get her down. I don't think it is worth putting it on the rim with the trouble it is hauling it around. Just my opinion. KC and Mike Batista had made a good spare carrier mounted in the rear receiver. Sort of looked like a confidential kit on their bus. I do have a spare aluminium rim for $100 if you want it.


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