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Old 02-12-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Georgetown 300 (2011) spare tire

Trying to figure out where I can mount the spare tire I just bought for our Georgetown 300. Anyone done this or have an idea?
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:09 AM   #2
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dtfoster do you have the 22.5" rims or the smaller 19" ?
The big thing is the weight and size of the tire as you will have to mount and remove it by hand.
Not much room underneath.

I have seen at the RV shows a special adaptive spare tire hitch that can be mounted with modification to the existing receiver. It can handle up to the larger 22.5" rims and tires.


Here is one from Roadmaster that makes removing the tire easy with a swivel bar bracket.
I do know it's about $600 plus installation.

http://roadmasterinc.com/products/spare_tire/index.html
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:38 AM   #3
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It is 19" and we can't hook it to the receiver because of dolly for car
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:50 AM   #4
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It is 19" and we can't hook it to the receiver because of dolly for car
This hitch is designed to also have a trailer hooked to it.


Roadmaster Trailer Cargo Control - RM-195225

Don't be stranded on the roadside again! The sturdy Roadmaster spare tire carrier allows you to carry a spare tire for your RV or motorhome while retaining use of your hitch for mounting accessories or flat towing.
Features:
  • Sturdy spare tire carrier holds a spare tire for your RV or motorhome
    • 2" Receiver hitch allows you to simultaneously connect a tow bar, bike rack, or other hitch-mounted accessory
  • Carrier pivots to the ground for ease of use and access to rear compartments or engine
  • 2 Receiver pin holes offer fit flexibility
  • Powder coat finish provides durability and resists corrosion
Specs:
  • Application: tow bars or hitch-mounted accessories
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Fits 16", 16-1/2", 19-1/2", 22-1/2", and 24" wheels
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs





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Old 02-12-2015, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thanks, Iggy! I will definitely check this out.
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:00 PM   #6
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georgetown spare tire

Thanks IGGY I just got my 2015 Georgetown 335 and was trying to figure out how to make something like this so I could use tow dolly , boat , or atv trailer thanks Bob
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:24 PM   #7
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Think about whether you really need the spare. I have a 2004 and the labels are still on the original spare. Back then they were mounted under the back between the frame rails.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:23 PM   #8
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I have had 2 flats 20 miles in the bush on logging roads I need spare and get a flat without one wait for tow truck ,get to tire store find out not in stock so $600 compared to lost time 2-3 days
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:58 PM   #9
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I was able to carry the 22.5" spare in the trunk of my Impala (toad )
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Another option is there is enough room behind the gas tank and rear bumper to have someone weld up a cage like the truckers use to carry tire only. It would be up and out of the way and protected. A few pieces of metal welded between the frame rails would build the cage and no one would know its there. Thought about checking into this when I get back to Abilene and I know some welders there.
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