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Old 03-19-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mount Spare Tire on Front of RV?

In attempting to more weight to the front, I was thinking of mounting the spare tire to the front/grille area of the RV. Given the holes in the spare wheel, I think that airflow to the trans cooler and radiator would not be reduced that much. I don't have a wind tunnel readily available for testing. Any thoughts on this idea? (2003 FR Sunseeker 2890)
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:12 PM   #2
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I did that on our 2012 Lexington. Used a Curt class 3 front hitch for E series vans, and a Curt Spare Tire Carrier, both available from ETrailer.
Have a ScanGuage, that is very accurate as far as temps.
Even when towing our Subaru, did not notice any drastic increase of either water or tranny temps. Maybe a 3-5 degree increase on very hot days or long uphill grades. Not anything to really worry about, and was always way under the "having trouble" temps.
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:27 PM   #3
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I put the spare on the back and the bikes up front. As the other p0st states I used the Curt spare attachment and a Reese Receiver on the front (I wanted a Curt as they cost less but the local shop said he would only mount Reese - More $ @#&!)

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Back in our youth, 1960 & 70's, my family and friends had Pickup campers. That was the only spot available to carry a spare. They worked well for hitting deer and no damage to the truck. Even had venison in the summer. yummy!
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I have a 2013 LTV Unity on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500. The Upscale Auto/Sprinter Store front receiver hitch and a Curt 31006 allowed me front mounting of a spare tire. There is no significant change to air flow as the wheel collects adequate air and delivers it in the grille at increased velocity via Venturi effect through the holes in the wheel.
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