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Old 08-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #31
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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!
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #32
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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'll be ordering a 2014 Greyhawk soon myself. Can you post a pic of what you had done? What did they charge you for this?
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Our spare is located under the front of our trailer. 2014 Jayco Eagle 308RETS
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #34
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We had a spare tire mount added. I don't want to be stuck somewhere without a tire.
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I will post a picture when I get home. The subframe beef up cost about $1300 (including the 7500# receiver hitch) and the spare tire mount was about $300. The subframe beef up is required to handle the weight of the tire that far back. Jayco did not design the frame they install to handle any more weight. Don't let them talk you into just bolting on the spare tire mount because it can cause non-warranty damage to your coach.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #36
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I'll be ordering a 2014 Greyhawk soon myself. Can you post a pic of what you had done? What did they charge you for this?
As promised here are the photos.
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Re: Do I need a spare tire for a Greyhawk?

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Very nice! Thanks for posting the pics!
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #38
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We carry a 125 p.s.i. a/c compressor with us. Just last week I needed it when a valve extension stuck on an outside dual while I was checking the pressure. If we ever have a blowout, etc. I will just call for assistance.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:13 PM   #39
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I will post a picture when I get home. The subframe beef up cost about $1300 (including the 7500# receiver hitch) and the spare tire mount was about $300. The subframe beef up is required to handle the weight of the tire that far back. Jayco did not design the frame they install to handle any more weight. Don't let them talk you into just bolting on the spare tire mount because it can cause non-warranty damage to your coach.
Not sure I would worry too much about the frame extension on the greyhawk is pretty darn heavy duty, and they do have a 2" receiver hitch back there that I use to pull my CRV. I made my own spare tire mount using some 2" square stock and other misc. steel with a Teca winch. I posted pics here:https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...6526#post96526
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Not sure I would worry too much about the frame extension on the greyhawk is pretty darn heavy duty, and they do have a 2" receiver hitch back there that I use to pull my CRV. I made my own spare tire mount using some 2" square stock and other misc. steel with a Teca winch. I posted pics here:https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...6526#post96526
I talked with Jayco about it. The subframe beef up is required. You could void your warranty if you mount a spare without it. They did not design the frame extensions to take the weight of a spare tire and steel rim that far back. There is room under the coach between the frame rails just not enough strength. Oh and for the other posters here the Greyhawks (and Redhawks) cannot be towed from the rear for the same reason.
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