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Old 11-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Anybody else have the problem of finding their spare not staying tight to the frame? I have to rewind mine quite often. It comes loose while underway. Anybody come up with a fix?
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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I hadn't noticed, but I also have not looked. Now, I need to go look!

I think I'll wait until after breakfast.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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I've never come across or have heard of anyone with this problem. I do know that when I lower my spare and then crank it back into place, I will wiggle it around to find that perfect "nesting" place, and crank a bit more. If yours is continually coming loose, I would say there is a problem with the lift box. I would look to see if there is some type of tension adjustment on this. I've personally have never looked, but worth a shot.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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I had the same problem. To think of what would happen when that tire hit the pavement @ 60 mph it would wreck the entire trailer and definitely ruin a really good weekend. Last year I fixed it one day while camping at Pioneer Campground, Laporte PA, using a 3' piece of 3/4" angle, a 2-1/2 T hinge and a few screws, nuts & lock washers. Tools included a hacksaw, drill motor, drill & a few hand tools. I cut a piece of angle long enough to span the hoist brackets, then a couple of 1" long pieces for each side to mount to the hoist brackets then to the angle piece. I then bolted the T hinge to the 3/4" angle, drilled a hole in the hoist rod that aligned w/ the end hole the T hinge then used a lock pin to "lock the hoist rod to the T hinge that was bolted to the 3/4" angle. W/ pin installed hoist rod will not rotate! Problem solved & it took all of 45 minutes to fix.

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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Alan, we have had this problem with our 2012 Cedar Creek 36RE. A neighbor noticed the spare tire moving as we were pulling away from a camp site. I tightened it up quickly we were on our way. I do check it before we leave for a trip (added it to our pre-departure check list) and have only had it be loose one other time. This doesn't fix the issue, but it helps it not become a major problem.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #6
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re: SpareTire

I might be wrong, but this problem seems to be mostly a related to the 2013 Creek. When I have checked it before leaving I find it nice & secure since putting the lock pin on it.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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Great thread. Having a CDL and driven trucks for years I thought I had my RV pre-trip inspection down. I never thought about checking the spare mounted on the back.

Thank you for sharing
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #8
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Anybody else have the problem of finding their spare not staying tight to the frame? I have to rewind mine quite often. It comes loose while underway. Anybody come up with a fix?
As advertized, here are photos of my spare tire lock mod.
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As advertized, here are photos of my spare tire lock mod.
A most elegant mod Mikey.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #10
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Looks good. I don't have that problem with my spare since I have to keep it in front storage. My driveway is too steep and the tire would hit if left under The Beast.
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