The Right Spare Tire Kit For Your Off-Road Sprinter Based RV.
Modern Spare now offers a perfect solution for Sprinter-Based 4X4 RV owners looking for a suitable spare tire.
Many of the major RV builders are now leaving a factory-supplied spare tire out of the included-equipment packages. Furthermore, it is rare that an RV seller offers or has access to a proper aftermarket spare tire option.
Our ready-to-use spare is the genuine OEM aluminum alloy wheel found on the Thor Tranquility and Thor Sanctuary. Each wheel and tire combination comes fully inflated and balanced with a brand new BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A Radial tire matching your LT245/75/16 size. For Sprinter-based off-road RV owners in need of a suitable spare tire, this setup is suitable for your 4×4 RV even if your OEM wheels are not the exact style match. This wheel will fit properly for any 1500/2500 4×4 Sprinter-based RV.
Off-road, out-of-the-way adventure can go hand in hand with peace of mind. Take off without worry of potential tire failure. Simply put, no off-road RV should be without this critical add-on. The Alloy wheel is machined specifically to utilize your factory OEM lug bolts, mount exactly like your original wheels, and enable you to get back to your planned adventure.
Although the spare tire may not be included, generally the Sprinter-based RVs will have some factory-supplied tire tools. Considering the alterations made to your Sprinter for off-road capability, Modern Spare offers tools and accessories more suited for your 4X4 Sprinter Van. Along with your spare wheel and tire, be sure to select the tools and accessories to keep you well prepared. Modern Spare has considered the frustrations that come with typical spare tire tools. A simple item like a wrench set can be just right or just a headache. We offer a compact, high leverage wrench set that, after lots of testing, has shown to be ideal for removing and installing Sprinter lug bolts compared to wrench sets used on lug nuts.
We have sourced an OEM Mercedes jack specific to the Sprinter. Our jack is not only compact, but it also has the weight capacity needed to change your tire on a fully loaded RV. Locating an ideal lift point on your Sprinter RV when using a universal jack can be a challenge and there are critically important safety issues to consider. The most important feature of our Sprinter RV jack is the jack head. This high-lift bottle jack features a unique jack top designed for the lift points built into each Sprinter*. This provides a safer and better option than trying to identify a random suitable lifting spot under your van. *Please Note- Your Sprinter-based RV, while not having a factory spare tire, will likely have a hydraulic jack. Before purchasing a jack as part of your package, please inspect the storage compartment in the passenger-side footwell. You may find that your van is already equipped with this jack.
Besides our available wheel chocks and other spare tire-related accessories, consider a pair of wheel alignment pins. As mentioned, your Sprinter-based RV uses lug bolts to secure the wheel in place. When placing the spare tire or the regular tire back on the van, there is no way to “hang” the heavy off-road wheel and tire onto the van’s wheel hub. Not to mention the tricky part of making sure lug holes are lined up properly. When a wheel uses lug nuts, you can place the wheel onto the vehicle’s studs before hand-threading on the lug nuts. Our available wheel alignment pins allow you to hang the wheel and tire onto the hub of your Sprinter RV until you can hand start the lug bolts. Once you have a few lug bolts started, the pins can be removed to finish the job. Check out the alignment pins video below. After one tire change, you’ll thank yourself for having these with your spare tire.