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Old 06-18-2016, 09:32 AM   #1
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Spare tire

Ok, a spare tire does fit into the cargo hole for those of you who might be wondering. I have a FR26ds an purchased a new china tire yesterday for 214.00 with tax. Its a tight fit but it will go in. At least I will have some piece of mind while traveling.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:53 AM   #2
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I don't know what a 26ds is but why waste cargo space with a spare tire? wouldn't a bumper mount work just as well.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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Look into a hide-a-spare
BAL 28217 Hide-A-Spare Tire Storage - I-Beam Recessed Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPQYZ6O..._XGwzxbPYFPMEN
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:51 PM   #4
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Look into a hide-a-spare
BAL 28217 Hide-A-Spare Tire Storage - I-Beam Recessed Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPQYZ6O..._XGwzxbPYFPMEN
Roadmaster has a spare tire carrier that mounts to the trailer hitch. It also allows you to tow a vehicle.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:13 PM   #5
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Problem with external storage. Unless you can find one in white you will be baking the life out of the tire when you do not cover it or worse be placing it in an oven if the cover is black.

If you have large tire (19.5 or 22.5) I suggest you just carry a tire and no wheel. Truck service truck are equipped to mount and inflate tires by the road. Without a wheel you retain the interior volume of the spare tire for storage of stuff you do not need to get to often. You also save the cost & weight of a wheel.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:21 PM   #6
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We did not have that much junk in the cargo hole anyway so this worked out fine for our use. I tow my m/c on the rear hitch at times, its a honda 250cc rebel that gets us around an its easy on an off as I can do it alone if I have a donut or 2 in the morning. LOL I did not get a rim only the tire, with the rim I dont believe it would fit in besides it would be way to heavy for a old man to lift. If the m/c stays home we use our 2 bicycle carrier on the hitch for short rides. Been talking about a toad lately but seems like more headaches.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:33 PM   #7
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My Outside spare mounted to the bumper. Does not have a rim so it's lighter to carry. This was a home made carrier connected to the motorcycle trailer hitch.

As mentioned above, road service can mount the tire on your rim. Having the matching spare will save u time. You'd be surprised shopping to find the size and rating tire may take two days to order in some places.

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My Outside spare mounted to the bumper. Does not have a rim so it's lighter to carry. This was a home made carrier connected to the motorcycle trailer hitch.

As mentioned above, road service can mount the tire on your rim. Having the matching spare will save u time. You'd be surprised shopping to find the size and rating tire may take two days to order in some places.

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Only problem I see is that that cover is basically an oven and you are baking the life out of the spare. I hope it is a used tire and that you can scrap it after using it to get you off the highway to a tire store where you can buy a new tire.
I have a few posts on my blog on White vs Black tire covers and the rapid aging affect of black covers.
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