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Old 02-11-2021, 10:23 AM   #29
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Just haven't figured out yet how to do.a spare tire carrier. Hornet outdoors.com has a new swing -away style one I'm planning to look at.
Look also at StowAway2, which has a swing-away hitch carrier for cargo boxes and other things. I just got their largest box on the swing-away frame, and it's very well made.

https://www.stowaway2.com/swingaway-hitch-frame

Hornet Outdoors seems to cater to quads and such, and the hitch may not be heavy enough for an LT tire. But I don't know that.
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Just haven't figured out yet how to do.a spare tire carrier. Hornet outdoors.com has a new swing -away style one I'm planning to look at.
This has worked for almost 2 years now. https://www.savethecolors.com/?p=14078

How to turn a Winnebago $1000 bike carrier into a $50 spare tire carrier.

I have detected no problems with hinges, etc. as the door is closed 99% of the time. It works for me as we don't ride bikes anymore. I might add, I have had spare tires for my Sprinter, Travato, numerous other RVs and travel trailers; gone to Alaska and many, many offroad places and NEVER used a spare. So on my new Travato (ordered) I am going to temp the gods and not carry one. Knock on wood!
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Problem is... someday we might need the spare

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This has worked for almost 2 years now. https://www.savethecolors.com/?p=14078

How to turn a Winnebago $1000 bike carrier into a $50 spare tire carrier.

I have detected no problems with hinges, etc. as the door is closed 99% of the time. It works for me as we don't ride bikes anymore. I might add, I have had spare tires for my Sprinter, Travato, numerous other RVs and travel trailers; gone to Alaska and many, many offroad places and NEVER used a spare. So on my new Travato (ordered) I am going to temp the gods and not carry one. Knock on wood!
You never need a spare until you need one....

Go ahead, roll the dice 🎲 ...it all depends where you are going I suppose..... but, the time and convenience of not having it will one day prove to be a huge problem...... and expensive at that.

I certainly wouldn't go too far off the grid without a spare tire. Even if you can't change it yourself, the mere fact of carrying one will certainly get you back on the road a lot faster...... and then there's the availability of bringing one to your location and the time finding a suitable replacement. Depending on where and how far away you are this could be a very challenging situation.....

Trip interruption.... and your safety.....
You can't put a price on safety.
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We definitely don't boondock like we used to and another trip to Alaska would be great but not likely so I may take the gamble. Or this time, since I will have a roof rack maybe put a spare up there like some have done. Meanwhile I'll have to carry my horse shoe, rabbits foot, 4-leaf clover and a wishbone. Or buy a sat phone.
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Roof rack or satellite phone 📞📱?

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We definitely don't boondock like we used to and another trip to Alaska would be great but not likely so I may take the gamble. Or this time, since I will have a roof rack maybe put a spare up there like some have done. Meanwhile I'll have to carry my horse shoe, rabbits foot, 4-leaf clover and a wishbone. Or buy a sat phone.
I kinda like the rabbit's foot and 4 leaf clover ideas, but since those don't exist.... yes, it only leaves you two choices......

Hmm, that rooftop spare tire is going to be a little difficult to get down... hope you have a ladder. And just lowering that from 10 feet is not an easy task.....

I'd go with the satellite phone.....
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