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Old 12-04-2017, 05:06 PM   #1
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Where to put the spare?

Hey gang, I have a 2017 Jayflight 28BHBE. It came with the spare mounted on the rear bumper. I just installed a rear 2" receiver (official Jayco parts) and plugged in a RV approved Swagman platform bicycle rack. Unfortunately the wheel tray and the spare didn't get along and I had to remove the spare rack. I tried moving it to the side but still won't clear.

So my question is to those of you who have TT and rear hitch bicycle racks. Where do you put your spare?
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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Can you mount it under the A frame below the battery box and propane tanks?
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:16 PM   #3
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On my old BHBE, I just moved the spare tire holder further over. It partially (Not completely) blocked the license plate from being visible, but I was going to blame it on the RV dealer if I ever got pulled over. There is a kit (Google is your friend) that is made that will mount a spare under the RV.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:18 PM   #4
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Watching this one. I know I'd have to stabilize that rack sliding into position, concerned about bouncing around.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:26 PM   #5
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Thanks, I didn't know they had an A frame miunt.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:34 PM   #6
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When I mounted a truck style underbody storage box to my last TT I just used the bumper mount spare bracket on the tongue, worked perfect.


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Old 12-04-2017, 05:57 PM   #7
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Jayco actually hung them under the rear of the trailer up until 2016 model year. Your dealer may be able to get the tire hanger from a 2015 parts catalog


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Old 12-04-2017, 06:10 PM   #8
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I used the Bal Hide-A-Spare, various sizes available, very easy to install, tire is tucked up underneath between the frame rails.

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28218-Hid...l+tire+carrier
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I used the Bal Hide-A-Spare, various sizes available, very easy to install, tire is tucked up underneath between the frame rails.

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28218-Hid...l+tire+carrier
That seems to be the only choice. But the Baja Edition has a covered underbelly... 🙁
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Bal makes three different versions for mounting the brackets to the frame. You can mount it so the tire just touches the underbelly. What you need to do is measure the width of the tire, then measure underbelly to ground to make sure you have good clearance for the tire once its tucked up. I called Bal to get some suggestions and they were great to deal with.
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