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Old 04-19-2017, 04:29 AM   #1
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2nd Spare

Just received my BAL Hide-A-Spare. Also worked a good deal on a new wheel and tire at my local DT. Now I just need to get everything mounted up so I can carry the 2nd spare.

Things got a bit hairy last year when we had a flat 200 miles from home on a Sunday afternoon. That's a long way to go without a spare in NM. I slowed way down and prayed that I'd make it home. Another flat would have meant trying to limp home on 3 tires which probably would have lead to another flat. I know in many areas of the county 200 miles would have presented several options to stop for the night or pull over, but in NM that's not really the case. I will feel much better having a second spare with us. I'll post some pics once I get everything mounted up.

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Old 04-19-2017, 06:23 PM   #2
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I carry a 2nd spare in the truck. Don't want a repeat of last summers trip.

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:36 PM   #3
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I had to install my spare in Terra haute on my way East. Landed in Dayton and found slide override cut a groove in tire and spare lost the entire tread.

2 new tires next morning, didn't get to replace ruined rim until New London Ct. it was a nerve wracking drive to say the least. Never thought about a second spare.

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