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I don't even remember the last time I checked my air in my spare tire. I actually never check it ever since I owned it. Thank God, I have not have any flat tire on the road. I never check the tire psi on spare tire until today and guess what, zero air. It probably a good habit to check it once month every few months.
 

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I dont check spare tire at all. I just check my AAA membership that it is up to date always.
 

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I usually check it before a long trip or before the family vacation trip each year. It's usually significantly low when it's checked. Once or twice a year is probably not frequent enough, but it is a pain to get to. Thanks for the reminder.
 

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I keep an MV50 12VDC pump on board, and a pressure gauge...so, I don't check the donut spare. I have a full-size spare in back, since I tow...that one does get checked monthly, since it is so accessible.

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I check it once per year - right before my wife drives half-way across the country with it!
 

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I forget what the spare looks like :) Like 0dyfamily, I leave a small 12volt compressor in the van.
 

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The spare tire, being small in size and volume of air it contains, loses about 10 psi per year, in my experience.

I check my spare tires (in all the cars at home) once a year in April/May or prior to any long trips.

Then I place a sticker at the door jamb so I know when it was last checked.
I use 3M Blue Tape, the tape painters use when painting the house.
This tape does not stick when you need to remove it.
My sticker would say "Spare Tire checked April 2011".
So at a glance, I know when it was last checked.
 

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That tire is really useless on a the van. be better off with a furniture dolly. Had to use it twice, luckily there was nothing in the van. pretty sure the load capacity of the van exceeds the rating on donut spare. Wished honda would have made the hole it goes in bigger so you could put a real spare in there. Honda does that too with the Pilots. Now I see they charge 320 if you want a full size spare.
 

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Hah, I had a 3x4 piece come off one of my tires once, I put the spare on, and low/behold, it was flat, so I still had to call AAA. Grumble.
 

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The spare tire, being small in size and volume of air it contains, loses about 10 psi per year, in my experience.
I check the spare tire about once or twice per year, right before a long trip... Otherwise, around town, I have my AAA card if needed...

I have a 2004 Ody, and the spare has lost maybe 10-psi pressure in 7+ years ( and most of that loss was probably from checking the pressure)... I did drive about 40 miles on it once, but otherwise just sitting under the floor...
 

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I have a 2010 Odyssey EX-L that came with a factory trailer hitch. I purchased a nicely used matching factory aluminum-alloy wheel (on eBay for $100 including shipping) and mounted a conventional tire. I bought the parts (Surco and Curt) on the Internet to fabricate a folding spare tire carrier that fits into the hitch. I use this on longer trips outside of town when I don't want to take a chance of having to limp around on a donut. The only drawback is I must manually lower it before opening the rear hatch, but that's an inconvenience I can live with.
 
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