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Old 03-02-2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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Spare Tire Mounting

I am installing a bike rack on the rear of the RV and I need to relocate the spare. I am looking ideas perhaps install a winch under under the RV similiar to the spare tire under the truck. Any suggestions or ideas? Thanks

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Old 03-02-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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I moved the spare on my last 5er, to under slung, with a winch setup. The ease of the install mostly depends on the access to the 5er's frame. I got off very lucky as the spare location was optional and the frame brackets were already welded in place. Bolted on the winch and located the crankshaft, done in 2 hrs.
Look at 5ers on sales lots for units with the under slung spare, for ideas for location and attachments.

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Old 03-02-2014, 12:50 PM   #3
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I bet if you go look at other Cougars, they will have the option of under carriage spares. Coachmen Chaparrals have both options. I'm going to an undercarriage to a customer who has it on the bumper now.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:39 PM   #4
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Installation of Bike Rack

Simpler, Weld a hitch receiver below the spare and use the receiver to hold the bike rack. The receiver allows for quick removal and no crawling on the ground to check the tire pressure in the spare.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:43 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys I think I am going to use the BAL hide a spare system looks like the least amount of work and I wount have to get on my hands and knees to pull out the tire and mount it under the front storge area and than I can center the bike rack on the bumper. Thanks for all the great advice

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I put ours under the bed. That area is mostly empty for us anyhow.

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