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Old 09-22-2015, 10:07 AM   #11
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These rigs have 3 different rims (front, rear inside, rear outside). ?
What are "these rigs" that you are referring to ?

The OP has a newer model Greyhawk. Greyhawk's built on the Ford E-450 chassis all come with the same rim (16 x 6) and tire size (225/75 R16) on all six tire locations so carrying one spare tire on a rim would fit ANY spot on "these particular rigs" if you happened to have a flat or a blow out . . .
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:45 AM   #12
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Units with steel rims are all the same. Units with alcoa aluminum have 3 different rims. A standard steel spare will fit in any position reguardless if you have steel or aluminum. I think that might be what the confusion is.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #13
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What are "these rigs" that you are referring to ?

The OP has a newer model Greyhawk. Greyhawk's built on the Ford E-450 chassis all come with the same rim (16 x 6) and tire size (225/75 R16) on all six tire locations so carrying one spare tire on a rim would fit ANY spot on "these particular rigs" if you happened to have a flat or a blow out . . .
My bad. I had the exact same question as the OP as I'm considering purchasing a Greyhawk. When I looked at a 31FK this weekend at Hershey I saw that it had 3 different wheels. The dealer told me that's the case, so carrying a spare wouldn't guarantee anything. I stand corrected.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:39 AM   #14
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. . . Units with alcoa aluminum have 3 different rims. A standard steel spare will fit in any position reguardless if you have steel or aluminum. I think that might be what the confusion is.
When you say "different " that kind of adds to the confusion. The alcoa rims used front and rear are the exact same rim (and size), they are just polished on different sides (outside polish for the front, inside for the rear).

The Alcoa Aluminium rims will fit any position on the vehicle as well although carrying an aluminum spare would be silly for sure as you wouldn't want to scratch up the polished surface if you had to use it in the "wrong" location.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:50 AM   #15
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. . . Units with alcoa aluminum have 3 different rims. A standard steel spare will fit in any position reguardless if you have steel or aluminum. I think that might be what the confusion is.
When you say "different " that kind of adds to the confusion. The alcoa rims used front and rear are the exact same rim (and size), they are just polished on different sides (outside polish for the front, inside for the rear).

The Alcoa Aluminium rims will fit any position on the vehicle as well although carrying an aluminum spare would be silly for sure as you wouldn't want to scratch up the polished surface if you had to use it in the "wrong" location.


But they are still different. I was just saying that even though they are different a steel rim spare will fit any where reguardless you dont meed to carry three different spares.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:20 PM   #16
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But they are still different. I was just saying that even though they are different a steel rim spare will fit any where reguardless you dont meed to carry three different spares.
I think we are on the same page but obviously coming at it from opposite sides of said page . . .

When I think of the word "different" as it applies to rims on a vehicle I mean that they are not interchangeable (i.e. the front rims cannot be used on the back because they won't fit). On a Greyhawk, all of the rims are interchangeable whether they are aluminum or steel (ie. they will all fit in ANY location on the vehicle).

The Alcoa rims are "different" in that they are polished on different sides but they are the exact same rim (size, shape, weight, etc) and can be used interchangeably in any position on the vehicle (although it would look ugly if the polished side was facing inward).

As far as a spare goes though I completely agree that steel would be the smart choice because you don't care which side get's scratched up, but again to be clear, if for whatever reason you did have an Aluminum spare (and let's say it was outside polished to go on the front) it would still fit in ANY of the positions on the vehicle (including the rear).
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:31 PM   #17
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It looks like the Curt would block access to the rear compartment access door
Only if you have it mounted on a rear hitch . . .

We currently carry a mounted spare in the rear cargo area (because it's cavernous on the DS) but I'm contemplating the mod that this owner did as a project this winter :

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...450-13319.html
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:51 PM   #18
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Yes seen that thread. I am thinking of just buying a spare tire, unmounted and keeping it in the storage compartment.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:36 AM   #19
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My preference is to mount the spare under the motor home, it appears there is a lot of room behind the rear axle, but my understanding is that Jayco does not offer a spare mount for their Class C motorhomes. Do you think the spare tire mount from an Econoline E250 would work?

The hitch mounted carrier mentioned by NC Roamer is a possibility, but I prefer a under vehicle location if possible.
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Do you think the spare tire mount from an Econoline E250 would work?
Absolutely, but you would need to add a cross brace to mount the winch mechanism to.

Here are a couple of owners that did just that :

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...-29d-6591.html

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...hawk-9377.html
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