Originally Posted by Berjr
honestly i did not think about a future tank removal. Hoping ill never need to do it. But i think it would be fairly straight forward to remove it with a grinder if needed. you could try to bolt it on.
it will be a little bit of a pain in the A to retract it down due to the crank location but i have have one of those cordless impact guns that will lower it down in just a few seconds.
the white hose in the picture is my fresh water tank vent I capped the other 2 and routed this one up above the tank it stopped my siphoning issue.
Thanks again for the response. Looking at the install instructions, and the way you mounted the retract a spare above the frame which pulls the tire up as high as possible, I think I will get a couple of pieces of angle iron welded to each frame, where your weld joints are, that I can then sit the retract a spare above, and bolt it down through the angle iron. This way should I ever (hopefully not!) have to remove it for tank service I can. This should also provide easier access to the retracting nut. A cordless impact drill would be the way to go.
Also thanks for the fresh water tank vent idea. I saw a tech note from Jayco on that, and have it on my list of "to dos"!