Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
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Yes, you could concievably blow the sidewalls on a couple or even three tires...
But more likely you will hole the tread - so bring along a tire repair kit and an adequate tire pump. Also, if you know what you are doing, and there are instructions out there, some torn sidewalls can be fixed well enough to get you back to civilization if your kit is complete enough. (No highway worthy sidewall repiars though.) And for re-seating a tire without an adequate pump/tank, there is the gasoline trick, which you can learn about on line - its never recommended but when you are stuck in the middle of nowhere it has got to beat a death march.
I am going the route of trailer wheels and tires matching my Jeep, no trailer spare and a good repair kit. I think the other viable option is a trailer spare.
(Maybe an additional solution, along with a good tire repair kit, to not having a trailer spare would be a tube to fit the trailer tires. Compact, light package to haul. And I've successfully run tubes in tubless tires in my past sports car days - with real wire wheels.)
Last edited by JPK; 02-14-2011 at 08:45 AM.