Originally Posted by msturtz
We just traded in our 2004 JayFlight 29BHS and we had a spare we had 4 blown tires in 9 years. When we traded it in for a 2014 Greyhawk we told the dealer "No spare no deal." and the dealer had a spare mounted. It required a subframe beef up to handle the weight that far back. The bonus is I get a 7500# towing rating rather than the 5000# with the stock hitch. They welded a spare tire mount behind the bumper that comes up and out. That way it does not interfere with towing. In short I would not be without a spare!
I never imagined this sub-frame beefup would have to be done on my 2011 Greyhawk 31SS, I guess I'll continue to carry my spare tire in the rear cargo compartment, plenty of room back there but just wanted it under and out of site.