Take out the spare and turn it over so the stem is up and lay it on a large towel. Now pick up the towel and place it back in the well. Now you'll be able to check the air without removing the tire, and if you have to take it out, just grab the two ends of the towel and lift it out with no trouble. I believe ChuckK was the first to post that mod.
[This message has been edited by J R Jensen (edited 02-11-2002).]