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Warpath 02-06-2009 08:28 AM

I was approached by a company who has designed a spare tire carrier for motorhomes.

Does this look interesting, looking for feedback good or bad. The carrier does tilt back so you could access the rear of the motorhome.

https://www.rvupgrades.info/wordpress.../sparetire.jpg


https://www.rvupgrades.info/wordpress...sparetire1.jpg

Route 66 02-06-2009 08:33 AM

I think it looks.........................tacky.

I wouldn't think too many folks would go for it, however it may appeal to some who really want to carry a spare.

historyljc 02-06-2009 07:49 PM

I think Dirk is quite eloquent in his appraisal. The term "Beverly Hillbillies" comes to mind. Can they make this thing with a nice over to make it look like a continental kit? What would it do to the air flow on rear radiator units?

Warpath 02-07-2009 12:16 AM

Yeah, I wasn't expecting to many people would want to run around without a cover over it. You could pretty easily have a local company make a nice vinyl cover in a color that matches the rig. We even sell some from adco that might work.

I would think rear radiator rigs could have an issue once a cover was over it depending on how much area of the radiator it was blocking.

But I guess my question is, do you wish you had a spare with you? I would think it would speed repair time considerably by having the correct size and make of tire with you. Knock on wood I have never had an issue, so I am not sure how easily it is to get the right tire quickly when traveling on the road.

paz 02-07-2009 02:50 AM

I agree - it needs a cover, not just for appearance, but also for UV protection.

There are several carriers on the market, including THIS ONE. The advantage to the one in my link (and another one I have seen advertised in the RV magazines) is a lot lower lift height to get the tire in and out. You will need 2 people and a step stool or ladder out of the carrier in the picture above. OR you would need to unhook the toad and drop the carrier down to access the tire - IF you can get the pin out with the weight of the tire in place. Dropping the tire in the carrier may even need 2 people, especially if the spare was mounted on a wheel.


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