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Old 07-24-2016, 08:52 AM   #1
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Rear Cargo and spare tire

Hello Everyone, We have a 265B fifth wheel and it has the rear cargo holder where the spare tire is mounted to it. For our trip next week to the Smokies I want to fold it down to bring our bikes, but that would mean the spare time would be facing downward.

Is this an issue? Should I remove the spare time and put in the truck bed?

Not sure about the weight of the tire, bouncing on the cargo rack, etc.

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Old 07-24-2016, 08:30 PM   #2
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On my 26dbh the fold down rack is rated for 200lbs, 250lbs without the spare tire on.

2017 Forest River Gray Wolf 26DBH
2005 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L HEMI
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:35 AM   #3
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My 16bhs has the same set up. I have no issues running with the rack folded down with 4 bikes on top. It has never dragged. I had to drop the spare for use after a blowout while the 4 bikes were on it. I was able to use a 3/8" rachet with a 3/4" socket to get the tire off so I didn't have to remove the bikes. I've logged about 8000miles with the tire parallel with the ground!
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