Originally Posted by Fifth Wheelers
I have a CC fifth wheel were the spare attaches to the underside towards the back. Presently going across country and every time I stop I find the spare has come loose and is hanging down. I have to tighten it at least once a day. Have tightened it so much that I'm afraid the cable is going to break. Is there a way to prevent it from coming loose, type of lock or DIY solution? Think it's a Lippert tire holder.
Thanks in advance.
My friend's SOB (some other brand Grand Design) does this. It comes lose every trip.
He wound up using an old pair of channel locks clamped to the tightening rod/tube so they touch the frame and keep the mechanism from backing off.
I imagine a bolt through a hole drilled in the rod/tube at the appropriate place would accomplish the same.
I have the same style spare holder and mine has never come loose.