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Ray, Ten years is at the limit in a perfect world.
Judging from your photos you spend a lot of time in the desert.
Drop the spare and check the "Born on Date" along with the air pressure. If I was going where you go I would like to know my spare is in good shape. Tires have a tendency to decompose in a static state. More so in adverse climates and road conditions. They may look great but under a load they will suffer tread separation. I know this from experience.
Yeah, that's what happened with my previous SUV, an Isuzu Trooper. Never got a flat until it was 14 years old. Of course it happened in the middle of nowhere, Nevada with four days left on my trip. The original spare was under a hard cover, so that helped, but it still came apart three days later near Beatty, NV. Had to get a tow from there to someplace west of Baker, CA as that was the nearest place that had the size I needed.

So that's why I want to be proactive on replacing the spare before it gets that bad.
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