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.
Here are a couple pics.
2011 Coachman Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4 SUPER DUTY 6.2L Gas 4WD SuperCab XL 3.73 rear / 158" WB / 8' bed. Factory anti-sway and brake controller