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Old 08-03-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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W22 Spare Tire Rack

Anyone out there have a spare tire rack mounted underneath a W22 chassis? or anywhere else, could we get some pictures posted?

I kept an old tire when purchasing new tires and would like to mount it to the rear of the chassis. This is a tire minus the wheel so the weight is somewhat lighter.

Someone might say "why in the world would you want to carry that big tire?" I have read where these tires are not always available when you have a blow out or flat and it maybe advantageous to carry one with you.

Appreciate any help here
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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Streamerman,

My rig came with a factory mounted spare. I've used it three times now---.

I'll take some pictures of it stowed (up) and deployed (down). The cable apparatus that retracts and stows the wheel was recently replaced by another member with the same coach as I have. The original manufacturer apparently is no longer in business. I think he used some sort of boat gear.

His name is Bill Morrison--- morrison@maine.rr.com . He can enlighten you on the process.

I'll post pictures soon-----
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Thanks Max, That would be great. I look forward to the pics.
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Anyone out there have a spare tire rack mounted underneath a W22 chassis? or anywhere else, could we get some pictures posted?

I kept an old tire when purchasing new tires and would like to mount it to the rear of the chassis. This is a tire minus the wheel so the weight is somewhat lighter.

Someone might say "why in the world would you want to carry that big tire?" I have read where these tires are not always available when you have a blow out or flat and it maybe advantageous to carry one with you.

Appreciate any help here
do a search of the archives of this forum. there is a lot of info here.
i remember that one person installed an old inner tube and inflated it in an unmounted tire to keep the inside clean.
there are pictures of fabricated mounting brackets.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:55 AM   #5
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Here are a couple of pictures of a rather simple mount. I believe it came from the factory with the spare. I don't remember the brand but I did sneak under the rig and take pictures.
Hope they help.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Streamerman,

Here are some pictures I took today. I'm having problems with the memory card or camera and I can't recover the rest right now. I 'll post them when I get the problems solved-----















The frame is made from 2" x 3" x 1/4" angle iron. The outside diameter measurements are 38" x 38"--- the 3" side is the one the tire lays on..

The vertical mounting braces (2) are 2" x 1/4" flat steel, by 13" long (these are welded to the frame with 1" square steel tubing spacers.

You can call Newmar at 800-731-8300 and give them my build number #98268 (they won't do anything without that number-- '02 gas, Mountain Aire). Ask them maybe about a kit or at least the cable crank box/crank etc.

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Thanks Max and JCM for the pics. They both look like good designs. It also looks like JCM maybe a 19" wheel. Newmar must extend their frames wider allowing the 22.5 tire to fit between the frame. Mine goes straight back and isn't wide enough for the tire to fit into. I'm afraid that mounting it lower than the frame could cause a drag problem. An alternative, although ugly, would be mounting it on the rear of the coach and putting a cover over it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:24 AM   #8
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If your rig has 22.5" tires there is no place on the rig you can mount a spare. There is, however, a company that makes a "hitch Hauler" type spare tire mount http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/unhimosptica.html is an example of this kind of hitch hauler, However I think it's a bit small for a 22.5" rim.

Another consideration.... The weight.. My Gasser can only carry 500 pounds on the hitch, and that is abut 1/2 of my total cargo carrying capacity. That spare tire with the mount.. dang close to overload.

If you have 19" tires, the spare goes on the frame rails, over the propane tank There should be brackets there to hold it in place.
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That hitch type spare tire hauler could work with some modification to carry the tire without a rim, but I usually tow a car as well.
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Steamerman: This works for my Freightliner chassis and should work for any frame. The tire and rim is held tight against the rim and it can not fall off the frame. Two separate supports, secured in place by the rim.

If you have patience to desgin a copy you will have a spare when/if needed. Good luck.
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Thanks Max and JCM for the pics. They both look like good designs. It also looks like JCM maybe a 19" wheel. Newmar must extend their frames wider allowing the 22.5 tire to fit between the frame. Mine goes straight back and isn't wide enough for the tire to fit into. I'm afraid that mounting it lower than the frame could cause a drag problem. An alternative, although ugly, would be mounting it on the rear of the coach and putting a cover over it.
if you have enough room length wise to mount your unmounted spare between the frame rails, you can insert an old inner tube inside the tire to keep it clean and make the tire oblong enough to fit between the rails with a racheting strap.
on my moho, i don't have enough room lenghtwise so i am making a place to mount it in the basement storage. i have 19.5" 245/70 tires.
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The picture I showed you was of a 22 1/2 tire. I will see the rig again this weekend and take a few more pictures. I should have them up next week.
Max - could you show some pictures of the "crank up" mechanism. The combination of the 2 might be the answer.
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JCM.... I see after closer look that the spare is below the frame. Does this cause any dragging problem? Also, I can't figure out how you lower the tire frame to get it out. I see the steel cable going across is that a safety cable? With that wheel on there is must weigh at least 160 lbs. I look forward to your pics next week.
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I looked at the coach only to find out he purchased a new coach - a 2003 Newmar and it has the crank down function that Max showed above. The spare does fit up against the frame and won't rub going over "normal" curbs etc.
I took some more pictures if anyone wants them.
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