Freedom Express spare tire
It seems that all the Freedom Express models have the spare tire mounted under the front a-frame. When we picked up our 192 RBS it was freshly manufactured and shipped, but the steel spare tire wheel already had some surface rust because the water just sits on it. Additionally, I watched the techs install the WDH. They had to remove the spare, and they struggled a bit to remount the spare. When I got home, I removed and remounted the spare and found it to be a royal pain. I threw away the mounting hardware and carry the tire in the pass through.
It is still a little big of a hassle to get to the spare, and it does take up some room. Iím looking for a better way to carry it. I thought about in the truck, but I need a place to put it when Iím not using the camper.
Has anyone added a rear bumper spare tire carrier to their Freedom Express? Iím wondering why Coachmen didnít do this. The bumper looks the same to me as every other rv bumper, and 99% of the trailers Iíve seen use the rear bumper to carry the spare.
Iíve written to Coachmen, but would like otherís input if youíve made this ďmodificationĒ.