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Old 05-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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My Solution....

My solution to carrying a spare tire was to purchase a Curt 31006 Spare Tire Carrier which mounts into the 2" receiver hitch. Our MH is all fiberglass so there is no metal bumper to attach a carrier. I had to do a little modifying to be able to attach more than 1 bolt to secure the 8R19.5 tire and wheel but it wasn't too difficult. Did not have to do any welding.

I don't plan on changing a flat tire myself, but do plan on not having to pay some absurd price for a replacement tire, to replace the flat.

Happy Trails.......H2oviller
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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Coach-Net is great but the problem is that sometimes it isn't so easy to find the right tire when you have a flat. That is why a some folks carry spares BUT those that I know don't have it mounted, just carry the spare and let Coach-Net send someone to mount it. They stuff other things in and around the tire so that it doesn't actually take up that much room. Weight is an issue to consider. Since we carry a toad we can't use the hitch mount for a spare. I don't carry a spare myself. I just keep my tires inflated based on 4-corner weight and use a tire monitor, and pray we don't hit a road gator.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #17
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My solution to carrying a spare tire was to purchase a Curt 31006 Spare Tire Carrier which mounts into the 2" receiver hitch. Our MH is all fiberglass so there is no metal bumper to attach a carrier. I had to do a little modifying to be able to attach more than 1 bolt to secure the 8R19.5 tire and wheel but it wasn't too difficult. Did not have to do any welding.

I don't plan on changing a flat tire myself, but do plan on not having to pay some absurd price for a replacement tire, to replace the flat.

Happy Trails.......H2oviller

My last coach had a similar setup. I tow a trailer too much to have it like that. There is room in my trailer to fit a coach & trailer spare.
If I go on trips longer than 700 miles from home... ill probably purchase a full sized spare for emergencies. My rig is packed with 300lbs of "emergency" tools & items at the moment. Guess another 120 wont matter.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #18
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My spare is mounted on a rim, and it fits just perfectly into the rack above
the propane tank. There is no room for any storage around it.
So all the service guy has to do is check air pressure in spare and install it,
and put the flat back into the rack, and I'm rolling again.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #19
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Thanks for the responses to my inquiry!

Thanks all you seasoned RVers who responded to my inquiry. Decided that we would join the Good Sam program for emergency road response. Caravanning to Alaska in 2 or 3 weeks, and the folks at Good Sam's were so helpful! Wish us luck! Alaska or bust!
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:42 AM   #20
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Anybody have any suggestions for a spare tire carrier? We bought a spare, but there is nowhere to put it in the storage bays. Is anybody being creative out there? Thanks!
Hi Lahogue, Maybe have your local fabrication shop made an adaptor for your tow hitch, extend it about 14 to 16 inches and make a bracket for your spare. I would definatly make it where it can be removed like a receiver type hitch. By mounting it on an extention, it will not interfer with your tow vehicle. HopeI have been of some help, old trucker
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #21
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I put a spare tire (no rim) in my toad, a Jeep GC.
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My solution to carrying a spare tire was to purchase a Curt 31006 Spare Tire Carrier which mounts into the 2" receiver hitch. Our MH is all fiberglass so there is no metal bumper to attach a carrier. I had to do a little modifying to be able to attach more than 1 bolt to secure the 8R19.5 tire and wheel but it wasn't too difficult. Did not have to do any welding.

I don't plan on changing a flat tire myself, but do plan on not having to pay some absurd price for a replacement tire, to replace the flat.

Happy Trails.......H2oviller
That is exactly what I need. I want to put my x-pens in the space where the spare tire is above the lp tank. I thought about covering the tire in plastic and placing it below the bed in storage, since its empty anyway, but this is even better idea....

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My solution to carrying a spare tire was to purchase a Curt 31006 Spare Tire Carrier which mounts into the 2" receiver hitch. Our MH is all fiberglass so there is no metal bumper to attach a carrier. I had to do a little modifying to be able to attach more than 1 bolt to secure the 8R19.5 tire and wheel but it wasn't too difficult. Did not have to do any welding.

I don't plan on changing a flat tire myself, but do plan on not having to pay some absurd price for a replacement tire, to replace the flat.

Happy Trails.......H2oviller
H2oviller, I sent you an email message. I do have a bumper on the back of mine, but its 3" deep and 6"long, I am just concerned about whether or not I can get the 245 70 r 19.5 130# tire up there and will the bolt eyes line up. Also, how did you get that heavy tire/wheel up on it?
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I had to get very creative on mine. On our F53 based 07 Georgie Boy Landau, there is not enough room behind the gas tank underneath in back. No compartment was big enough, and I did not want it under the bed. So...

I modified the side trim panels above the rear tires to open upward just like the other compartment doors. Then I buildt a "gurney" out of 1-1/2" angle that is the width of the tire and 8' long. Then I slide the gurney and tire above the rear axle and it rests on the MH frame. A couple of bolts to keep it from shifting and it is ready, easily accessible from either side, out of the way, and does not take any storage space.
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I remember years ago when motorhomes and pickup truck owners mounted the spare in front over the vehicle. I rarely ever see this anymore. I guess to many vehicles were overheating because of this design. Good luck in you mounting adventure.
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CURT Manufacturing | CURT Manufacturing - CURT Basket Cargo Carrier #18132

Changed my mind. Gonna leave the spare right where it's at and use this to transport the x-pens. I can store them in the upright position with this carrier. Just picked it up at the local truck store for 150.00. I bought an 8" hitch extension, I believe I'll need it for the coach.

Gonna put it together this weekend, will take a pic to share when its done!

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There is a carrier for Class A's that fits on the hitch or hitch receiver. The problem however (If you have a gasser) is that gassers normally have a 5000/500 pound hitch (Towing up to 5000 pounds, carry up to 500) and by the time you put a tire, rim and this thing on there.. ... well you are pushing it a bit.
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There also used to be one www.rvtirecarrier.com but searching on them shows the domain name expiered on jan-12 of this year and has not yet been renewed.
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If you figure out a mounting solution don't forget the 10 ton bottle jack, lug wrench, and 4' cheater pipe. I was OTR trucker for several years in a previous life and have changed several tires on the side of the road. No fun and not the safest thing to do. The old bias ply tires were much more likely to have a flat. New style radials not so much. I wouldn't fool with the expense and weight. Road side assistance is for that stuff IMHO. Sell the spare and buy a CB in case you're somewhere with no cell coverage. With duals on the rear you almost have to have a steer axle flat to be stuck. Turn on the flashers and easy it on into the next town with a flat on one side of a dual. Be safe though. Use common sense. I wouldn't try that if it's 115 in the desert and it's too far to town. Again, RSA is a good idea. IMHO.
The best advice I have seen all day. We have Good Sam Emerg Serv and they are real good at doing things like this while I finish my beer.
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