Moving spare tire to tounge.

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  1. Cheesehead RV

    Cheesehead RV New Member

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    Hi all.
    In an attempt to save some garage space, I was looking at moving the spare tire on our Aliner Classic. It is currently mounted to the bumper,and I would like to possibly see if it could be mounted under the tounge frame. Our classic has the off-road package so we have extra clearance. We currently tow with a Nissan Titan.
    If anyone has any info regarding the possibility of this it would be appreciated.
    Sorry if this was already been posted somewhere but I couldn't seem to find it.
    Thanks!
     
  2. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Mounting it under the tongue should be no problem. I have a open trailer with the tire mounted under the front floor using a piece of all thread. My TT came with a tire mount under the front. It is a full size 15" tire, too. I have no clearance problems with either.
     
  3. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    You might even be able to do it with the same bracket that is currently on the bumper. It will increase the tongue weight by approximately 100 pounds.
     
  4. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    We did it on our 2013 Aliner Classic to make room for a rear luggage rack. We mounted the tire on the side of the tongue in the vertical position with the same bracket, but needed different square-end U-bolts. Transfers about 50 pounds from the back bumper to the tongue. Works great, and is easily reversible should we ever want to do so.
     
  5. Cheesehead RV

    Cheesehead RV New Member

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    Thanks for all the help everyone.
    Might look into it if it ever warms up here.
     
  6. Tukee44

    Tukee44 Member

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    I was thinking about moving the spare under the trailer since I don't do off road. Do they make a winch for bottom mount spare tire?
     
  7. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    You could get one from Ford that is how they mount the spare on their pickup trucks.
     
  8. Customer

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  9. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Item 1, called a spare tire carrier. Mounts to underbody and you crank it up and down. This is from a Silverado; however, I would bet Ford/Chrysler are the same and most likely the same part made by a third party manufacture. Price is $203.
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