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Old 12-05-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Spare tire placement

Where do you carry your spare tire? My Alpenlite 25 has a rear carrier about 3' wide welded onto the rear of the frame. I intend to mount a generator, a box for my leveling blocks, an ice chest & a gas grille on that. Leaves no room for the spare. The carrier incorporates a hitch sleeve, that the PO said he used to tow his boat. I have a bike carrier that mounts in the sleeve that I could modify to carry the spare, but seems it would always be in the way, and of course adds more weight cantilevered aft of the axle. I have plenty of weight there now! When I bought it, the spare tire was mounted on top of the 5th wheel hitch. Has anyone else done this? It looks pretty odd, but certainly gets it out of the way. Probably be a little tough to get it down if needed, but guess that's what road side assistance is for. By the way this 30 yr old 5er has no basement storage.

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Old 12-05-2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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My new 375RE Bay Hill carries the spare in the front compartment.

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Old 12-06-2015, 07:51 AM   #3
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Before you mount all of that 'stuff' you mentioned on the rear of the frame, I strongly suggest that you give a real good look at the construction and welds as that is a bunch of weight hung out at the very end of the weakest point of the frame. If the manufacturer hadn't succumbed to the last recession in 2008, I would suggest that they be called.

As far as mounting a spare, BAL and Lippert and possibly Ultra Fab make crank down brackets that will put it under the belly and between the frame rails - as long as you have road clearance (which ours didn't so the spare rides in either the 5ers basement or chained in my long bed truck's bed.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:28 AM   #4
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My crank down spare mount is under the front just behind the landing gear. It's out of the way and easy to get to if needed.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:27 AM   #5
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If you have height and room under frame, the relatively new Hide-A-Spare is an easy less than an hour install, moves the spare out of the way under the framer rails, and makes getting to the spare very simple. Just goggle for more information.
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:42 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by justafordguy View Post
My crank down spare mount is under the front just behind the landing gear. It's out of the way and easy to get to if needed.
This is the same as mine
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:26 PM   #7
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Throw it in the truck bed!

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