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Old 05-06-2014, 09:23 PM   #11
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Hey folks, I have been looking high and low for the info on what exactly needs to be done to beef up the frame so that I can install a spare tire and hanger under the rear of my 2014 Redhawk 26xs. Can anybody provide info on where exactly to find this information. Thanks! Steve
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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Any thoughts on mounting the spare tire up front on my 2014 Redhawk 26xs, via a 2" receiver hitch and a spare tire attachment?

I have been looking on the internet and can find a number of folks who have do this and it did not have any effect on the engine or trans temps.

Trying to figure this spare tire problem out.

Also.... I tow a 400 pound dolly with a 4000 pound vehicle on that dolly. We don't really put extra stuff in the towed vehicle. I wish I could flat tow my F-150 sometimes, but it weighs in right at 6000 pounds with my Jon boat & rack that are mounted on it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:51 PM   #13
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Hey folks, I have been looking high and low for the info on what exactly needs to be done to beef up the frame so that I can install a spare tire and hanger under the rear of my 2014 Redhawk 26xs. Can anybody provide info on where exactly to find this information. Thanks! Steve
The tire and everything to install it will weigh less than a 100 pounds, you don't need to beef up your frame unless you plan on towing something with a lot of tongue weight. Read post number 10 in this thread.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:57 PM   #14
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Hey folks, I have been looking high and low for the info on what exactly needs to be done to beef up the frame so that I can install a spare tire and hanger under the rear of my 2014 Redhawk 26xs. Can anybody provide info on where exactly to find this information. Thanks! Steve
Provided that you subtract the weight if the tire, rim and framework from the tongue weight and from the tow weight it *should* be ok. If you want information on subframe beef ups you can find it here:

http://www.torkliftcentral.com/chassis_upgrade.php
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What might one expect to pay for the subframe beef up?
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What might one expect to pay for the subframe beef up?
It is about $1,000 - $1,500 including the 7,500# hitch.
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Who did your subframe reinforcement?
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Torklift Central in Kent Washington.
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