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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.

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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