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Old 01-08-2019, 02:43 PM   #1
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Spare tire carrier

I have been searching for a decent spare tire carrier for our 2018 Greyhawk. I found 2-3 hitch mounted type carriers but something about them does not appeal to me. I was wondering has anyone tried one of these drop down type?

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It appears i might have just enough room to install one of these underneath but wondered if anyone else gave one a try.

attached is a picture of the location i was thinking, not completely positive how i would get to the lowering device unless i drill a hole through the frame to get at the end of the lowering nut.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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I have put underbelly mounts on a previous unit, primarily for weight issues (tail wagger) and my latest for looks. The BAL unit bolts right up to the frame by self drilling nuts. I put the spare tire right in front of the steps on my 23RL, about 1.5 inches higher than the axles. Made a HUGE difference on the previous FR unit, not so much on the Jayco because of longer wheelbase. Have no idea what effect it would have on a class-C.
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I saw a post somewhere, wherein they used bed rails across the span to mount a winch to pull and hold the tire in place. I found it easier to just store the spare under the bed. Here's to hoping we never need it, but I'd rather make a call and have them come by and change it without having to locate a spare. Such an event nevr seems to happen at an opportune time.
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I have been searching for a decent spare tire carrier for our 2018 Greyhawk. I found 2-3 hitch mounted type carriers but something about them does not appeal to me. I was wondering has anyone tried one of these drop down type?

BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

It appears i might have just enough room to install one of these underneath but wondered if anyone else gave one a try.

attached is a picture of the location i was thinking, not completely positive how i would get to the lowering device unless i drill a hole through the frame to get at the end of the lowering nut.
The link didn't work for me. I previously had a Bal Hide-a-spare. I installed it myself with my teenage son, (and a visit from a black bear another story...) in less than three hours and two beers. I had a covered underbelly making it harder.

You would need the correct model for your frame type and non-enclosed under belly. Getting to the carrier after it is mounted is easy. The rounded rails extend as handles. The hand nut turns after the retainer clip is removed. You then just drop the handles and pull it out.

The carrier bolts to your frame and without the underbelly cover, installation would be easy.

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Further down the BAL web page:
Model 28218 (B)
68" to 75" frame width, Underslung mount for
trailers with enclosed underbelly
Not designed for use on motorhomes or motorized vehicles.
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I was looking at the "Retract-A-Spare" Model #28240 i
t is just like the unit under my pick up truck by the same company maybe this link will work better


https://youtu.be/sg-ObPqOKzE

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-R-V-Produ.../dp/B07D1DRLY6

Model 28240

BAL introduces another innovative, space saving product: The Retract-A-Spare Tire Carrier. Allowing you to store your spare tire under your trailer and off the rear bumper, its universal, telescoping design offers mounting on almost all travel trailers, 5th wheels, and motorized RVs. In the unfortunate event that you need your spare tire, simply hand crank the spare to the ground utilizing its cable retraction system. Simple installation and easy operation.

Telescopic design fits frame widths of 52” to 72”
Mounts under frame rails for better location versatility
Multiple cable spools spread cable out eliminating coil memorization
E-Coated for superior rust-inhibitive finish
Made in the USA with a Two-Year Limited Warranty
Drilling through frame rail & carrier channel required
Up to 16.5” wheel and tire
Mounting hardware included
PATENT PENDING
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I was looking at the "Retract-A-Spare" Model #28240 i
t is just like the unit under my pick up truck by the same company maybe this link will work better


https://youtu.be/sg-ObPqOKzE

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-R-V-Produ.../dp/B07D1DRLY6

Model 28240

BAL introduces another innovative, space saving product: The Retract-A-Spare Tire Carrier. Allowing you to store your spare tire under your trailer and off the rear bumper, its universal, telescoping design offers mounting on almost all travel trailers, 5th wheels, and motorized RVs. In the unfortunate event that you need your spare tire, simply hand crank the spare to the ground utilizing its cable retraction system. Simple installation and easy operation.

Telescopic design fits frame widths of 52 to 72
Mounts under frame rails for better location versatility
Multiple cable spools spread cable out eliminating coil memorization
E-Coated for superior rust-inhibitive finish
Made in the USA with a Two-Year Limited Warranty
Drilling through frame rail & carrier channel required
Up to 16.5 wheel and tire
Mounting hardware included
PATENT PENDING

Has anyone on the forum installed one of these in a Jayco class C?. I have a 29 MV and there is an area between the frame rails and behind the water tank where a spare will fit. This mount seems to be configured with the wheel offset. To fit, the wheel would have to mount in the exact center of the area.
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Did you get an answer on this? I have the same question for our 2019 Greyhawk 29MV.

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Has anyone on the forum installed one of these in a Jayco class C?. I have a 29 MV and there is an area between the frame rails and behind the water tank where a spare will fit. This mount seems to be configured with the wheel offset. To fit, the wheel would have to mount in the exact center of the area.
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Did you get an answer on this? I have the same question for our 2019 Greyhawk 29MV.

Thanks

I put an under chassis spare tire carrier on my JayFeather last year, if I recall, it SPECIFICALLY states in the installation instructions not to install on a motorized vehicle, only on a trailer.
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I put an under chassis spare tire carrier on my JayFeather last year, if I recall, it SPECIFICALLY states in the installation instructions not to install on a motorized vehicle, only on a trailer.
KBlast,
Thanks for the response. Yes I know the "Hide a spare" by BAL is not for motorhomes. However, the "retract a spare" is for motorhomes according to their website. I am wondering if anyone has installed a retract a spare successfully on a Greyhawk. Their pictures show the spare tire offset, and I think I need it centered on the 29MV.

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