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Old 07-18-2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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How to remove under mount spare 26BHS

I just purchased a 2015 Jayflight 26BHS and just can't figure out how to lower the under mounted spare tire. There is a labeled Spare Tire Manual Crank located just forward of the door. But there is no hole to access it. The only way to get to it would be to remove an entire section of the skirting around the bottom which couldn't possibly be expected. It almost appears like they forgot to drill an access port.

Does anyone have any experience with these?
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:10 AM   #2
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I'm trying to remember, on my Eagle. Don't think there is a hole cut out. I think its under the trailer by the label.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:14 AM   #3
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No sorry just looked at a picture, there is a hole on the door side.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:24 AM   #4
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I have a hole cut in mine too. That said, it's no where near lined up with the crank, so for now, if necessary, I'll crawl under there and use a ratchet and socket on the crank. Fixing this is on my warranty list...
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Someone did not punch the hole out. You dealer should be able to fix that along with your other list when it goes in.

It's not hard to believe it can happen with all the stories we are hearing lately.

If you care concerned about it, just make a mark on the inside that lines up with the spare tire mount. Drill a pilot hole and use a hole punch to make a hole large enough to accommodate the tool used to crank it down.

Mine is under a slide and when the slide is out, I have to access it from down under anyhow.
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Thanks for the replies. After searching around I do believe it was supposed to have a hole cut. It was sold to me as new, but was a dealer trade or something like that, so the Jayco warranty wasn't valid, however I did purchase a third party warranty.
Anyhow, the crank bar is so close to the inside of the skirting that there's no way to access it with a socket or even a wrench. I guess I'll be drilling a hole.
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Anyhow, the crank bar is so close to the inside of the skirting that there's no way to access it with a socket or even a wrench. I guess I'll be drilling a hole.
Before drilling the hole, give some thought to what type of plug you will put in it, Maybe let that determine the size.
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It was sold to me as new, but was a dealer trade or something like that, so the Jayco warranty wasn't valid, however I did purchase a third party warranty.
Hmmm, I am not sure I like the sound of that. If you got a great price then I supposed it is OK. But if the dealer is selling it as new, it should have the warranty, otherwise I would consider it to be used.
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Also, on mine, that shaft that the tool attaches to is attached to the crank on the other end. The cotter pin that held that shaft onto the crank was too big (or the shaft was located too close to a frame member. The first time I tried to crank the tire down, I destroyed that cotter pin because it caught on the frame member every rotation of the handle. I can't remember what I replaced it with right now, but it works MUCH better now.

So if you get to cranking on it and it doesn't want to turn, take a look, it could be the cotter pin hitting the frame and not allowing it to turn freely.
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