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Old 07-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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I have a tripod presently, but have found that most of the places we camp I have to lower the front end too far to use it.
I'd love to get a set of JT's but some brilliant designer located the spare tire right between the front landing gear.
I plan on asking the reps at the FROG rally how best to relocate the spare.
I got the same problem and to add to that my fronts are hydro so there are no bolt holes and backs are electric with no holes either.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #12
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I have a tripod presently, but have found that most of the places we camp I have to lower the front end too far to use it.
I'd love to get a set of JT's but some brilliant designer located the spare tire right between the front landing gear.
I plan on asking the reps at the FROG rally how best to relocate the spare.
My tire is between landing gear.
Look at profile pics
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #13
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I got the same problem and to add to that my fronts are hydro so there are no bolt holes and backs are electric with no holes either.
Bolt them to the pads on the bottom of the rams or whatever hits the ground.
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I got the same problem and to add to that my fronts are hydro so there are no bolt holes and backs are electric with no holes either.
And I thought I had it bad with the under mount storage units! I had totally forgotten you had the new hydraulics! I believe, in order to keep selling, all of the manufacturers of the stabilizers will have to make changes/additions to their products so they will fit the newer units.
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And I thought I had it bad with the under mount storage units! I had totally forgotten you had the new hydraulics! I believe, in order to keep selling, all of the manufacturers of the stabilizers will have to make changes/additions to their products so they will fit the newer units.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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Here's what mine looks like.
It's things like this that just make you want to slap the designer silly.
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Here's what mine looks like.
It's things like this that just make you want to slap the designer silly.
That is exactly what mine looked like when it arrived at the dealer. We had the generator installed which warranted moving the spare tire to the rear bumper. A $65 bracket and we were good to go. That is where my WindfieldRv stabilizers are now, on the front jacks. $199 and free shipping and they work great!
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That is exactly what mine looked like when it arrived at the dealer. We had the generator installed which warranted moving the spare tire to the rear bumper. A $65 bracket and we were good to go. That is where my WindfieldRv stabilizers are now, on the front jacks. $199 and free shipping and they work great!
I had contemplated the rear bumper bracket for the spare but keep going back to all the posts that say the bumpers not designed for that kind of weight.
Did you have any reinforcing done on the bumper?
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I had contemplated the rear bumper bracket for the spare but keep going back to all the posts that say the bumpers not designed for that kind of weight.
Did you have any reinforcing done on the bumper?
No I didn't, but what I did do is to put the spare tire on the left side of the rear bumper near the weld for the support. That way it is not in the center(weakest) part of the bumper. I made sure not to crimp the bumper by tightening the u bolts too tight. I had this done on my 355 as well before I traded it in on the 365. I've asked everyone that has traveled with us if there was any movement of the tire at all, and all reported none. However, I check the bumper before every trip and at every CG. Will try to take pic and upload it. May be tomorrow though as I am leaving early for work today.
Most manufacturers will tell you that the bumper will hold up to 100 pounds that is not vibrating or shaking. Look around at others, there are thousands of them on bumpers. I know, it doesn't make it right, but we don't have much choice.
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Sorry about being so late getting pics done..rough shift! Anyway, here are a couple of pics showing how far I moved my spare over to the side, closer to the support. It should be in a more stable location there as opposed to the middle of the bumper.



We don't have many options if/we put on stabilizers, under storage mounts or generator. So far, so good.
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