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Old 02-24-2023, 10:03 AM   #1
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Spare tire

Looking for advice on how to carry a spare tire on our new MBS2401B We have the automatic stabilizers so no tire underneath our rig. Has anyone come up with a good idea ??
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Old 02-24-2023, 12:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Most forum members here seem to have trailers so you might request the thread be moved to the motorhome-MBS chassis forum, or the Forester and Sunseeker forum.

Per the brochures and web pages, Forester River apparently doesn’t include a spare tire on any Forester/Sunseeker, Coachmen, or Dynamax MBS based floor plans. The MBS motorhome weight capacity and space is quite limited, so your CCC (cargo carrying capacity) will be further reduced with the addition of a spare tire and wheel. I hope you find a solution.
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Old 02-24-2023, 12:29 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Most forum members here seem to have trailers so you might request the thread be moved to the motorhome-MBS chassis forum, or the Forester and Sunseeker forum.

Per the brochures and web pages, Forester River apparently doesnít include a spare tire on any Forester/Sunseeker, Coachmen, or Dynamax MBS based floor plans. The MBS motorhome weight capacity and space is quite limited, so your CCC (cargo carrying capacity) will be further reduced with the addition of a spare tire and wheel. I hope you find a solution.
You should always listen to anyone speaking from BehindBars.
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Old 02-24-2023, 11:11 PM   #4
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Maybe

I have seen hitch mount carriers that MAY support your size wheel/tire. Like BB said, that will cost you CCC. Check E-Trailer and/or Roadmaster for those.

If you have room, under the bed might be an option. If it is, you can just carry a tire if you call roadside to change it. They can mount it on your wheel so you can shed some weight that way.

If you are thinking you are going to do the deed, you will need tools, jack and jack stand(s). Now we are seriously putting a dent in your CCC.

Or you can carry a spare in or on your toad if you go that route.

When I went to AK I carried 3 spares. My E-450 had one under the rear but my toad did not have a spare and used diff size rubber front and rear so I stuffed them in my rear compartment and used the big one to store my water hoses.

I had no intention of changing any of them myself. I just did not want to wait in the middle of the Yukon for a tire. Plenty of help available.
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Old 02-24-2023, 11:28 PM   #5
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I think they make aftermarket tire carriers. We talked to someone who had one installed by an rv dealer, but didn't get the details. They did say that it wasn't cheap. As mentioned before, it's going to cut down on the weight you can add for personal stuff.

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Old 03-23-2023, 11:36 AM   #6
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I use a tire carrier that mounts in the trailer hitch.
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Old 03-23-2023, 02:24 PM   #7
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On our 2012 MBS Solera “S”, the spare is mounted underneath, but the one time I had a flat and changed it “on the road”, I put the flat in the large rear compartment until I got it repaired. It fit.
If I did not have the under-vehicle spare mount, I would put the spare in that compartment and cover it with something- say plywood- and just have a higher floor in that compartment.
Don’t know if applicable to your vehicle.
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Old 03-23-2023, 05:38 PM   #8
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Not a spare tire but I had a front mount hitch installed on our E450 for a bike carrier. Its a 2" receiver so I'm sure it will carry the load.
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I carry my spare in toad.
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Not a spare tire but I had a front mount hitch installed on our E450 for a bike carrier. Its a 2" receiver so I'm sure it will carry the load.
While there are front receivers readily available for the MBS and I doubt that the weight would be a factor, you may not want to put a tire in front as it is likely to disrupt the flow of air through the radiator, transmission and oil cooler if equipt.

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While there are front receivers readily available for the MBS and I doubt that the weight would be a factor, you may not want to put a tire in front as it is likely to disrupt the flow of air through the radiator, transmission and oil cooler if equipt.

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I thought about that with the bikes, originally was going to put a cover over them but it blocked visibility. Certainly enough air flow through the bikes, never had a heat issue. That said I'm not sure that a tire if it isn't too close to the rad would cause overheating.
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I thought about that with the bikes, originally was going to put a cover over them but it blocked visibility. Certainly enough air flow through the bikes, never had a heat issue. That said I'm not sure that a tire if it isn't too close to the rad would cause overheating.
Maybe so but keep in mind that the OP has a MBS and you are referring to the attributes of an E450.
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