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Old 08-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Wildcat Spare Tire Holder

Recently purchased a 2013 Wildcat 327CK and had the spare tire ripped from the holder twice. The tire sits lower than the bumper. Once it pulled the tire right off and the other bent the frame of the spare tire holder. If we had not stopped and looked, the tire could have dropped off while we were driving. Both times we were entering a driveway and nobody was injured but!!!.

We took the RV to the dealer and Forest River's solution was to warranty it with a new spare tire holder. Exactly like the one on there before.

Help! BTW, We are new to this Forum thing.


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Old 08-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Wildcat!

I looked on-line and it doesn't seem that your spare tire is mounted any lower than I've have or seen on other campers. It must be a fairly big upslope that you're backing into. The rear stabilizers must be close to hitting too. Have you tried anything else such as boards or dropping the air bag pressure in the TV if you have them?



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Old 08-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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I didn't think the up-slope was that big which is why it concerned me. Plus the fact that it happened on two occasions. I was hoping that someone knew of a bumper mount spare tire holder that was taller than the one we currently have. Probably will have to custom make one. Might have to learn how to weld.

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Old 08-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem and found this to be a good option. it is mounted between the frame rails in front of the axles. the tire is secure and out of the way, but easy to access when needed.

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Old 08-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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It happened to me twice on our Crusader. My temporary solution is carrying it in my front storage until I can install a drop down winch type spare tire rack in the front portion on the underside of the camper.
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