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Old 04-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Cool Relocating spare tire from rear bumper

I recently took the spare tire and bracket off the rear bumper off my Rockwood Windjammer 3006W and relocated it in the front under the V-nose section. I made a mounting plate and bolted it to the cross member. I used the plastic cover above the tire to act like an umbrella and dirt shield. This eliminates the rear weight and flexing stress on the bumper and frame behind the axles. Also it is out of view for cosmetic appeal and is more secure from theft.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your idea. I may have to look at this on mine.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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I saw this on a couple of Coachman travel trailers while camping in Hocking Hills Logan Ohio a few weeks ago...before winter came back. This solved several issues that have been reported in the forums that I have seen. You can't even see the assembly while standing next to the camper either. The only draw back I see with this set-up is laying on the ground to get at it should you ever have a flat tire. Trade offs with everything.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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I would like to find a way to stow my spare tire for our Salam 30kqbss. We dont have a tire carrier to start with. any ideas out there. I want to mount it some where in the under the back with a cable or something to lower it when needed.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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I recently took the spare tire and bracket off the rear bumper off my Rockwood Windjammer 3006W and relocated it in the front under the V-nose section. I made a mounting plate and bolted it to the cross member. I used the plastic cover above the tire to act like an umbrella and dirt shield. This eliminates the rear weight and flexing stress on the bumper and frame behind the axles. Also it is out of view for cosmetic appeal and is more secure from theft.
Just purchased a 3006w. We're you having issues with the rear mount spare tire? Thought about taking it off for a bike rack...but I have read that is not recommended.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Check with FR parts Maybe. My spare is mounted under the front from the factory. It's mounted on a rack that hinges on the far side and has pins to release on the near side salingerie--like what you did especially the cover!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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BDAVIS.....The end caps almost worked out of the bumper tube on our first trip. I removed the spare tire and took the mounting hardware off of the bumper at the campground and put them in the truck. The caps remained in the bumper the entire trip home.....problem solved. Just trying to circumvent stress issues that have ben reported from other members of this forum.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #8
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Would like to move the spare tire, and putting it under the trailer is good with the exception of making it a bear to get to in case you need it. If it could be put on a slide and taken out on the curb side, it would be ideal. Just don't want to lay down on the hot pavement and unbolt it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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Not sure if it was a factory option or not but on my new to me 2011 Coachman Freedom Express 295RLDS it has the spare tire mounted under the tongue of the TT. The tech pointed it out to me and showed me the crank needed to lower it on a cable. Same principle as a spare on the trucks. Now that you guys mention it, I will need to check it to see if it needs lubed up prior to the season.

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #10
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Go to a junk yard and get a winch from a wrecked truck or

try this: http://store.lci1.com/spare-tire-win...able-p100.aspx



I too want to move my spare.
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