Spare Tire Carrier for Sightseer 29R
Finding the spare tire was stored in a compartment below the bed in the rear slide and wanting more storage prompted me to look at alternatives. This mod added perhaps 16 cu ft of storage ... enough for folding rocking chairs plus more.
While Roadmaster makes a well-engineered solution, I found I could fabricate one for far less cost. There is only one disadvantage, it does not allow for the pivot to lower the tire, so if needed, you may need help dismounting the spare.
The carrier started with the purchase of a 'dual' receiver from eTrailer. I then went to a local welding shop where they made a CAD drawing with a plate to prevent theft. Finished everything with a Continental Kit and added and ADCO tire cover (facing the rear of coach ... you don't see in the photos) to minimize dirt and UV before installing the mounted spare on the mounting plate. The design works perfect and enables me to pull my CR-V behind. I also modified the receivers to incorporate 5/8" Grade 8 jam nuts to minimize movement. We've now traveled 10,000 miles with it. Photos tell the rest of the story.
...keep a set of spare keys handy!