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Old 10-04-2016, 04:34 PM   #29
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Spare Tire Carrier

That would definitely push the carrier back far enough to get the door open. however, A hitch extender presents me with a couple of issues still - First and most importantly, it pushes my towed out far enough that my rig will be over 60 ft., which is the limit in some states including where I currently live in Wisconsin. Second, the spare already "droops" a bit - away from the coach - and I'm afraid it would droop even more with a hitch extender in place. Last, it pushes the tire that much further away from the coach - and I'm not sure that it looks very good that far out. Still, I decided to order a couple of "quiet hitch" type devices to see if that might hold the rig a little more upright AND I'm talking to my local shop about adding some PERMANENT length to my main receiver. We'll see where we go from there.


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A hitch extender would solve your problem Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long Curt Hitch Accessories C45791
since you are using a towbar it won't effect your tongue weight load.
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I'm talking to my local shop about adding some PERMANENT length to my main receiver. We'll see where we go from there.
Won't that be the same effect as the hitch extender? They make those in a wide variety of lengths, more brands available then CURT.
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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.
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