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mgirardo

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Posted: 06/05/20 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we owned our Class C, it did come with a spare, mounted on a rear bumper spare tire mount. With the spare tire mount and the roof ladder, we couldn't use all 4 bikes on our hitch mounted 4 bike rack. So we moved the spare tire under the queen bed. There was a lot of space under the bed. Even with the tire there, we had plenty of room for other stuff.

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x2 for "once a year or two, take it down and lubricate or use anti-seize on all moving parts/nuts. Better than having to use heat and a breaker bar when you really need it, side of Interstate in the rain."

Our under chassis is effective, but we've been there too, but roadside had to cut the bolt. So now I use a length of chain, a caribener- and a lock for any fools out there.


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I mounted a spare under the rear of my Four Winds using a new winch from Ford just like comes on an F-350. I put a piece of pipe out the back for the handle to let it down without even climbing under it. I also bought a hydraulic jack from same vehicle. It is short, telescopes and very strong and lightweight. It is excellent although I might be biased!

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Kit Carson wrote:

My 2008 Winnebago came from the factory with a spare carrier mounted underneath. The spare has never been on the ground!


The issue I had with mine is the carrier was hit with something and bent one of the bolts that holds it in position. After having a blow out, and a vicious one, AAA

struggled getting the tire out of the rack. Once home again, I straighten and lubed all necessary parts so IF the need arises it will be much easier to remove.

You have a very old tire under there. And the pressure in it is how much you say? Check that tire and especially look for cracks, save headaches later.

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Kit Carson wrote:

My 2008 Winnebago came from the factory with a spare carrier mounted underneath. The spare has never been on the ground!
Exactly the same as my '07 Forester, and lucky enough to say that mine also has never been on the ground.


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Posted: 06/06/20 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used bumper mounts on all my rigs and never had a problem, but I torque them just right so nothing cracks.


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I have a large overhang off the back with plenty of room where a spare tire should have been mounted. I went the cheap/easy route. I got two ratchet straps and strapped the spare tire between the two frame beams. I was able to loop the strap around the frame and floor. I followed it up with a length of chain in the event of a strap failing. I will still be dragging a tire with a strap failure, but the tire won't go flying off.

Have used the spare once in two years, picked up a screw at a campsite. Hardest part is putting the tire up, gravity sure makes it easy coming down, just don't be below it!


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Posted: 06/15/20 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went with the Roadmaster carrier.
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Got a nice cover for it.

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Tow my SUV behind it. No problems to Alaska and back.

And did not need it.


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We dodged that bullet. Phoenix did great. This used to be standard, now offered as an option.
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