Roadmaster RV Spare Tire Carrier for Motorhomes

Roadmaster RV Spare Tire Carrier for Motorhomes


Many vehicles today come with a spare tire either standard like the one on our Jeep or as an option. We found that a lot of RVs you can order a spare tire as an option. Especially on Class Cs, Class Bs and a lot of the towables out there. However, our Class A RV didn’t come with a spare and the manufacturer didn’t offer one as an option. So we’re looking at ways to bring spare tire with us either roof mount it on the top of our Jeep with a rack. Try to find some space in a bay where we
could stick a tire. Although that really wasn’t an option for us. Or find another solution where we could bring a spare tire along with us but keep it out of the way. You might be asking why we wanted to get a spare. A lot of people have said we’re crazy for getting a spare on our RV, but we look at it as an insurance policy. We’ve met lot of people in our travels that have blown a tire at one point or another. When they called their roadside assistance to come change it for them, the people who came out didn’t have the size tire that they needed. So they were either stuck in that area for a long time or they had to pay a premium price to have that tire ordered and shipped to them right away so they weren’t stuck. The biggest problem we heard about was when someone blew a tire, as they were driving off the road on that tire, their aluminum rims got shredded and were unusable. Which means they had to find a replacement rim before they can get that tire mounted and get back on the road. For those of you who have looked for rims, you know it can be a difficult proposition if you have an odd size tire. So to answer the question as to why we
wanted a spare tire. We simply didn’t want to be stuck out in the
middle of no where. We did have roadside assistance through Ford and like many roadside assistance programs it’s not guaranteed that they’re going to have the tire we need, if and when we break down. That’s why we wanted to bring a spare with us. We go to a lot of out-of-the-way places. We do BLM camping. We’re going off-road. So we wanted to make sure that we would always have a tire if we ever needed it. This was an important insurance policy that we were willing to pay for. For those of you with large DPs, you may be running on the same size tire that a standard over-the-road truck uses. If that’s the case, it’s going to be a lot easier for you to find a tire if and when you’re close down the road. Our gas Class A coach had a very specific tire
and wheel size. We only found those on similar size gas RVs. Which meant, when we went to try and find a spare to carry on the motorhome, it was actually very difficult to find a rim in that size. A little easier to find the tire, but we could only get the tire at RV shops. Another reason to consider taking a spare with you if you have an odd size tire. We ended up getting a Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier. This was perfect for us because it could be mounted in the
hitch receiver of our RV and it would allow us to still use our Ready Brute Elite tow bar. Installation was fairly straightforward. The bottom portion goes into the hitch receiver. Then I bolted up the top section which holds the wheel and locked it in place with a wing nut. The only thing we need to do after that was find a spare tire and wheel to put on it. You’re probably going to lose about 200lbs of hitch capacity. The tire itself, depending on your size going to weigh anywhere from about 100 to 150 pounds. Plus, I believe that tire carrier itself weighs about another 70 pounds. So that’s something to take into consideration. The most challenging thing for us was sourcing a rim. As far as I could tell, these rims only went on Ford motorhome chassis. So i was trying to find them at scrapyards and other places. We ended up finding a rim that had come off of a Canyon Star because of cosmetic damage. It was still usable and then we went to a RV dealership and ordered the tire in the correct size to put it on that rim. Believe it or not the easiest part of all of this was actually mounting the tire onto the carrier. The carrier has a very nice setup where you can lower the plate down. You roll the tire over to the carrier and then you bolt it up and then lift it up with an arm that they provide to make it easy enough for one person to do. The great thing for those of you with a DP is that the tire is very easy to lift up and down with one person. That makes accessing the rear hatch of your DP a much simpler process. In 15,000 miles with our RV we never had a blown tire, but we were always happy to have that
spare tire with us. Anytime we went into remote areas it was peace of mind having that there with us in case we needed it. Carrying a spare tire on a Class A motorhome is not for everyone. But if you are in the market, the Roadmaster Spare Rire Carrier is a great option to consider. If you would like to see the full review for the Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier, I will put a link in the description below. Thank you guys so much for watching. If you enjoyed this video please consider giving it a thumbs up. Subscribe if you haven’t already. See you next time. Bye!

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  1. Aren't the front and rear rims different? How do you decide which to carry? I've always thought, if I were to carry a spare, I'd just get a bare tire and have roadside assistance put it on. Many of the service trucks can balance it for you.

  2. I had no idea rims were so hard to come by…good advice.
    I kind of did the same when I bought my '94 Tioga Class C.
    It had load range Es on the rear and lighter Ds up front. Pretty squirrelly in the wind too.
    I put Es all around with one for the spare; now that spare can be mounted in any and all positions.

  3. I'm not driving to Alaska without a spare. Matter of fact, I'm going to replace both steer tires and wheels with new tires and wheels. I'll carry both take offs as spares.

  4. absolutely correct to have a spare, never ride without it. getting not only a tire, but having the right truck deliver it is tough. may not have tire and if they do you pay what they charge. some areas may not even have one. 100% spare tire required, I agree fully with you guys. I think the fool is the one who don't have one

  5. another buying top in a rv, before you buy it, call 2 or even local tire stores,and ask if they have the tire in Stock. easy way to find out what your future tire situation is. I have blown 5 tires I. 5 years, 4 on one trip of 2000 miles, turned out to be bad alignment.

  6. 13,021…and you're not putting out 4-5 vid per week anymore. Do you have any idea what that means?
    This is a good video. I can't imagine why anyone would NOT want a spare tire on their rigs-perhaps us baby boomers don't, bec those tires weigh about 80+ lbs (arthritic issues lol)!
    I know that this isn't dependent on you guys, but please hurry back!
    #PatreonRocks #TireCarriersRock #GoRVing

  7. When we got our RV, the salesman said how are you gonna get it off or on, and how are you gonna lift it..So I bought a Good Sam Roadside assistance.. That carrier is a neat idea..Would love to carry a spare… Joe Blow

  8. Have you shared what the new RV is?  I really enjoy your videos.  Really like the energy Katie shows, it is wonderful to see people full of life.  Happy and safe travels.    Joyce

  9. Wow, Really surprised that a lot of these "basement" model class "A" motorhomes don't come with a spare. Here's a place that specializes in salvaged motorhomes where you get get them: http://en.visonerv.com/cgi-bin/c/rvsalvagemotorhomes-partingout.pl

  10. The real question is why is there a video (and people watching it) "explaining" spare tires. If you don't know, you need your very own caregiver.

  11. Wish I could dismount my spare tire. every where I go it's still there. Y'all need to give us an update or just say hi! we miss u guys!

  12. Anybody that travels without a spare for anything is a damn FOOL !!! Especially an RV !!! Tire companies may not have a right sized tire or if you ruin a wheel, a wheel and you are stuck !!! DUUUUUHHHH!!!!!

  13. have you decided which motorhome to get?  if I missed that sorry.  I was impressed with the wonder in the calif. motor show,  you both do great videos,  keep up the work.  be safe and happy trails.

  14. Everyone else pales in comparison to you guys! Im on 20mg's of Wellbutrin antidepressants since you stopped making videos…#JustSayingLol

  15. Why would you not carry a spare tire and rim for your RV? There's always the chance the roadside assistance sent to your location will not have the correct size tire and/or rim.

    Carrying a spare tire and rim for your RV is simply common sense.

  16. We did purchase a spare for our Thor Four Winns Super C motorhome for the same reason, I have it when I need it and do not have to pay premium pricing. I also equipped the RV with a small 150 psi compressor, and some air tools. I check my tire air pressure and fill the tires with air when needed no matter where I am. During a practice tire changing session, I used the automatic RV jack system (this takes most of the weight off the wheels) "power off the system and use a smaller two ton jack under the axle where needed (just enough to get the wheel off the ground) then use my power tools. Good luck and happy RVin. Thanks, Lee

  17. Thanks for taking us along to see these beautiful sights. Also thanks for bringing the InstaPot to my attention, went & bought one, loving it & my best friend purchased one now as well. Enjoy your time off.✌💓🍻

  18. I take that chance since the removal of the spare in my pleasure way class B was replaced by a big bike rack to hold a duplex bike. The tires are a very common size and are the rims. I do carry two types of sealers, tires plugs and a very strong air pump. Clearly if the tire is shredded in an accident the sealer and plugs would be useless. After ten years of camping its worked out well for us.

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