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Old 08-19-2014, 04:57 PM   #11
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Our spare is under the camper too, just behind the rear axles.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:07 PM   #12
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enclosed underbelly or not the spare will be located on the A frame under the propane tanks
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #13
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enclosed underbelly or not the spare will be located on the A frame under the propane tanks
Not mine, it is located underneath the TT in a void rear of the rear axle. It's tucked up very much like the holding tanks, held by a cable mechanism, and is released using the same socket to deploy stabilizer jacks. I have seen very few TT with a tire under the A Frame, certainly seen some but not many.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:41 PM   #14
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the trailer in question the Op is asking about is a Jay Feather ultra light and the spare will be located under the tanks on the A frame as they all are
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:00 PM   #15
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^ great observation, I didn't realize he was asking about JayFeather nor did I know they all have tongue mounted spare.

OP. I have now looked at the specs for your potential trailer. If it was me I would say no to the enclosed underbelly. I don't see what it gets you, there is no additional insulation included like in other lines. The fact that you will have tent ends means to me you will not be camping in extremely cold climates and a 15k AC should cool that space even on hot days. Considering all that, I don't see the value for ~$300.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:35 PM   #16
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If you're spending days in super-hot places, you're better off spending the $$ on tent end covers of some sort. I originally wanted the enclosed underbelly until I realized that it wouldn't give me anything additional. It's mostly for cold-weather camping.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:59 PM   #17
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Our spare is hanging under the enclosed underbelly. You use the crank to lower it if needed.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:48 PM   #18
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It is a mixed bag.
Pro:
-keeps the underneath cleaner, especially if you travel any gravel roads.
-May help keep out mice, but if they get in, hard to find them.
-some insulation and aerodynamic benefits, but not really sure how much.
Con:
-any water leaks, etc. are hard to detect source of leak and need to remove to fix.
-coroplast is tedious to remove and even harder to get back on.
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