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- Feb 3, 2020
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- Lafayette, CA (SF Bay Area)
- GMC Sierra, electric trials bike
I still want a full size spare. I'm hoping the under bed location, accessible from the bed. Yes it will be slightly inconvenient, but a little planning can go a long way.Maybe Tesla will develop some kind of folding spare to help you limp to a service station. With the adjustable suspension and the computer limiting speed most of the weight could be born by the other 3 wheels. Wounded paw mode.
Most of us are not serious off roaders, if you are put your full size spare in the vault.
I don't want a full size spare at the expense of weight and storage. Give me a great tire repair kit and the aforementioned folding donut.
If you know the bed will be filled, perhaps stow the tire for this particular trip in the frank (space allowing), or in the cab (space allowing). To me, having the under bed hatch unavailable (for example hauling a load of construction material, or large item like a fridge), simply unload the spare and place it in the bed on top of the load. And perhaps one very last option, strap it onto the tonneau cover somehow. It is only for this hopefully one-off load. If none of those ideas work out, rent a trailer or have it delivered. Necessity is the mother of all invention.