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Old 02-14-2021, 02:11 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Does not lower.

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After finally getting some serious problems fixed. I decided to check anything I have not used or thought about.

Spare Tire under trailer with a hand crank. It will not come down. No matter how many cranks counter-clockwise. But it will tighten back up.

Anyway, I will be taking it all apart when it stops raining. Not going to let it sit at Dealer for 6 months UGHH.

Just an FYI for anyone else with the under trailer spare tire gizmo. GO CHECK IT! Before you need on the side of the road.

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Old 02-14-2021, 02:41 PM   #2
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Year Old Surveyor.
After finally getting some serious problems fixed. I decided to check anything I have not used or thought about.

Spare Tire under trailer with a hand crank. It will not come down. No matter how many cranks counter-clockwise. But it will tighten back up.

Anyway, I will be taking it all apart when it stops raining. Not going to let it sit at Dealer for 6 months UGHH.

Just an FYI for anyone else with the under trailer spare tire gizmo. GO CHECK IT! Before you need on the side of the road.

Same way with car/truck/van spare wheels that crank down. If you donít lower the wheel once in a while and maintain the winch, it may not work when you really need it.
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Old 02-28-2021, 02:04 PM   #3
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Well I figured out my problem. UGHHH

As some of you are probably familiar with. There is a hole in the fender to fit the crank that came with the trailer to lower the spare. Which is of course what I was doing.

But! Forest River in their infinite wisdom Did not use that system! WHAT!!!!!!!! You say?? The hole is there. The rod that the crank plugs into is there. But they do not do anything! Why you ask?

There is an entirely separate spare tire system under the trailer made by NORCO. That system uses the same crank as my Leveling jacks. And is accessible by crawling under the trailer. Which you have to do anyway to pull the tire out.

I wanted to call and ask Customer Service.........but

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Old 03-02-2021, 12:10 PM   #4
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Spare tire

We had the same set-up on our first trailer. Didn't like, so put the tire in back of our truck with the generator & air compressor
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:24 PM   #5
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We had the same set-up on our first trailer. Didn't like, so put the tire in back of our truck with the generator & air compressor
I would do that except we are approaching critical mass on payload on our 1/2 ton. I don't have too much issue with it being under the trailer as long as I know I can get it out when needed.

Anyway another lesson learned with FR QC.
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