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Old 10-18-2018, 10:23 AM   #1
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Spare tire carrier on Redhawk bumper

Like all who have purchased the Jayco Redhawk we have no spare. Has anyone put a spare tire carrier on a Redhawk bumper? Do you find that it is strong enough to handle the weight and vibration? We want to carry a spare with us as we travel. No... we will not change a flat, that will be left to someone with proper equipment and skills. Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:01 AM   #2
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Are you planning to carry a wheel and tire?
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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Yes... about 75 - 80 lbs plus weight of carrier. So probably about 100 lbs totals.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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I just carry the tire without the wheel. Store the tire under the bed.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:16 PM   #5
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I don't trust that thin-metal rear bumper. I installed a front-mount receiver and carry the spare in the front. A few thousand summer miles now and no issue with cooling.


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Old 10-18-2018, 04:40 PM   #6
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What Bullitt said. Would not trust bumper mount. I also installed a front mount hitch receiver. I like having the tire and wheel weight forward. No problem with cooling so far.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:17 AM   #7
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Curious: Where are you guys sourcing your front-mount hitch receivers? This is something I would consider, and it would be nice to have a starting point in my research.

Also, did you install it yourself? I like to turn my own wrenches when I can, but I am unable (in skill or equipment) to do any kind of fabrication or welding.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:57 AM   #8
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Curious: Where are you guys sourcing your front-mount hitch receivers? This is something I would consider, and it would be nice to have a starting point in my research.

Also, did you install it yourself? I like to turn my own wrenches when I can, but I am unable (in skill or equipment) to do any kind of fabrication or welding.

The front hitch bolts on. I installed it myself. It's easier if you just remove the front bumper. The bumper doesn't weigh much.

https://www.etrailer.com/Front-Hitch...leid=201661529

Directions:
https://www.etrailer.com/instructions.aspx?pn=65053

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The front hitch bolts on. I installed it myself. It's easier if you just remove the front bumper. The bumper doesn't weigh much.

https://www.etrailer.com/Front-Hitch...leid=201661529

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https://www.etrailer.com/instructions.aspx?pn=65053

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AWESOME! Thank you!

That's much less expensive than I thought it would be!
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I think just carrying a tire is the way to go, aren't the wheels different front and rear, my luck I would have the wrong one for a flat, let roadside service take care of unmounting and mounting the new tire.
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