I've started making written notes from the many helpful posts on this forum that I might consider in the future. Good News! I, also, am considering my spare situation & I'm happy to share them with you. The post stated to use a 17" Trailblazer as the spare wheel. A 226 60 x17 tire was recommended. A Trolley jack from Sears & a lug wrench. Since I can't remember ever needing a spare & only having the typical "nail in tire-slow leak", I'm thinking about a portable air inflator approach.I saw a post where someone said where to purchase a jack, think it was sears. Also gave the information on what rim and tire to purchase. I can’t locate the information. Would appreciate the info. Was very helpful. Thank you.
I usually just crawl under the R in my skivvies with my handy toothbrush and coffee cup of water and scrub them real good. Just be sure you clean the toothbrush afterwards so you don't get all that grit in your teeth. lolI went for the aluminum TB wheel.
I usually take the jack that came with SE kit. That and a torque wrench and extension and socket. I have never had to put the spare on thank goodness. I am thinking about putting a newer TPMS kit on that works for up to eight wheels (trailer monitor also) and putting one on the spare.
Sometimes I take the aluminum rolling jack that I got from Harbor Freight if I have room. That way it is easier to jack up The R and take the wheels off to wash them every night on our trips.
First, let me thank all those members that posted info on spare tire alternatives.
Installed my kit today and it includes: 2003 Envoy aluminum wheel 17X7 with a used 225x60x17 tire = 27.63 inches
Also: chock (handmade), flashlight, gloves, Gojo, tarp, ATD-7462 2 ton scissor jack, plywood board for under jack, Torin Extendable lug wrench, black tire cover. Total cost: $174