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Posted: 05/13/22 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dusty R wrote:

Or put a hitch on the front of mh and carry the spare there.


Thats what i did on one of my rvs, it worked fine. It didn't seem to affect the temp gauge, leave it uncovered so it can breathe.

On another rv, I carried 2 bikes and a mounting rack on my rear ladder for 40,000 rv’ing miles. The ladder mounts held up, the weight on the ladder was about 70 lbs. The bikes were on the rv every trip. Countless big city potholes were not a problem for that load.

Many TC owners always carry fabricated storage boxes on ladders. They too appeared to hold up fine.

What about having a weld shop or body shop fab you a rack. See if you have room for a mount below.
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My bad. Didn’t realize it was a cutaway cab vehicle, RE coming with a spare.
That said answer is the same. Figure out how to carry a mounted spare.
But I’m speaking from a preparedness standpoint, imagining the many locations that getting a service truck call would be somewhere between expensive and very time consuming to impossible if no phone.
Your plan is only marginally better than not even bringing the tire.


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Grit dog wrote:

Just get a mounted spare and figure it out. And no, normal tow truck drivers don't dismount tires on the side of the road. If you can't figure out how to carry a tire on a rim, and have a flat, be prepared to sit for a while. Or get tire mounting tools, if you're going remote. And they will weigh as much as a rim. Or more.

I can't believe a Transit doesn't come with a spare... That's crazy.

Btw, if you can trust your ladder to climb it, it will hold a little tire and wheel that size.


The Winnebago Fuse 23A on the Ford Transit 350 diesel chassis has the generator mounted under rear where a spare tire would normally go. Regarding ladder specs, the climbing weight is for static weight.... when RV is not moving . Forces exerted while moving over bumps, etc. can be far greater on mounting screws can be much greater..


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bobndot wrote:

Dusty R wrote:

Or put a hitch on the front of mh and carry the spare there.


Thats what i did on one of my rvs, it worked fine. It didn't seem to affect the temp gauge, leave it uncovered so it can breathe.

On another rv, I carried 2 bikes and a mounting rack on my rear ladder for 40,000 rv’ing miles. The ladder mounts held up, the weight on the ladder was about 70 lbs. The bikes were on the rv every trip. Countless big city potholes were not a problem for that load.

Many TC owners always carry fabricated storage boxes on ladders. They too appeared to hold up fine.

What about having a weld shop or body shop fab you a rack. See if you have room for a mount below.

https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/ente........TdCkAevDGu8HgWh3KHae0bU19sYaAiYeEALw_wcB


All interesting info. Tnx.

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Regarding ladder specs, the climbing weight is for static weight.... when RV is not moving . Forces exerted while moving over bumps, etc. can be far greater on mounting screws can be much greater..


Yes, I'm aware. And the actual calculation is pretty complex, not just a an acceleration due to gravity and a peak force.
But back to real world, unless there is a quality issue with the ladder or it's installation, it is very common to carry items of similar weight attached to RV ladders.
My only personal examples are 2 mountain bikes and the rack they hang on and a Honda 2kw generator. Neither of which appeared to put any undue stress or damage to the ladder or it's mounts.
The genny was hauled to AK from the L48, so a fairly extreme amount of impacts and bouncing.

Regardless, your worry about the ladder appears to be clouding your decisions to be prepared for a flat tire in a remote area.
I can bust and mount a tire by hand...if I have to, which is what anybody short of a tire service rig would also likely have to do. But I greatly prefer not to, since the invention of tire machines.

If you're dead set against the ladder mount, front hitch with mount, rear hitch mount (with hitch extension, to tow the toad as well), swing away tire carrier, if your van has a solid back bumper to mount to, roof storage (if it has a roof rack, or a convenient spot) or somewhere inside the van are all potential other options I can think of.

All of which sound better than "camping" on the side of the road for however long with no mounted spare some great distance from the amenities and convenience of city livin'.

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