Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-13-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
Possum's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cherry Creek, BC Canada
Posts: 6,997
Red face Spare Tire Carrier

I have a rear mounted spare tire carrier and I am considering mounting a new one on the front bumper in front of the radiator. I have a 77 GMC 400 CID with cabin air and a friend is telling me on hot days it would encumber the air flow and may cause overheating.

I live in an area of Canada that actually gets temperatures in the mid nineties to low hundreds and this information is of concern to me as my wife NEEDS air conditioning.

Denise and Dennis Dalla-Vicenza Co-pilot Mizzie
Gracie a Winnebago 29 RQ +
George a Suzuki Toad
(Co-pilots emeritus Furb, Izzy & Mikkael)
Cherry Creek British Columbia
Possum is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-13-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: North East Indiana
Posts: 1,994
I wouldn't do it again. I tried that on a 1978 Ford p.u. that I pulled a tt with and it did cause it to run hot, then the oil pressure would drop too much.
Izzyblueye is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spare Tire Carrier Warpath Gear and Product Discussions 4 02-07-2009 02:50 AM
Spare Tire Carrier Lowering Device Broken Cable bdaball Newmar Owner's Forum 8 05-31-2008 10:31 AM
spare tire carrier movinout Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 15 01-07-2008 12:26 PM
Spare Tire Carrier vivlr40 MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 05-31-2005 06:28 PM
Spare tire carrier vivlr40 Gear and Product Discussions 1 05-29-2005 07:02 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.