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Old 05-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Spare Tire and other Weighty Questions - 1968

Dear Fellow 1968 Globetrotter-ites:

New AS GT owner here; love these boards. I just want everything to be perfect and I cannot wait to pick up this beauty, love on it a while, and then start contributing here.

I have a few questions on weight:

(1) How much weight can I put into the Airstream? It is empty now, and I am going to weigh everything I put into it (pots, pans, etc.). I will also have weighed the entire AS in order to get an idea of the total empty weight and, I will be keeping an eye on the Tongue Weight to ensure correct percentage. But, having said all of that, how much, generally, in pounds, do people put into their 1968 Globetrotters?

(2) Even dumber question: Uh, where does the spare tire go? Just in the back of the tow vehicle. I know not to mount it on the rear bumper and I really do not have tons of room on the front to mount it there.

Thanks again for everything!!!


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Old 05-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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You can take your stream to a truck scale and weigh it empty/ and or loaded, and can also use it to determine tongue weight.

Some trailers have the spare in a compartment between the A frame under the front floor, some mount a spare on the tongue. I throw it in the back of my truck.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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There is a spare tire bracket/holder that is mounted under the front of my AS. I believe the bracket is still available from supply sources. It is a little awkward to get to for pressure measurements, but if you position the tire correctly it is doable.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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If you keep it in the truck,I would make sure it lives in one of those purpose-made tire bags. Sunlight kills tires.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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My spare gets a nice cover and rolls in behind the 2 frt LPG tanks on the front tongue under the front window. Nice and tight fit.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Randy Gates
My spare gets a nice cover and rolls in behind the 2 frt LPG tanks on the front tongue under the front window. Nice and tight fit.
Ours as well... Fits perfectly! Secured it with one of those ratcheting fabric strips... Though I really should put a cover on it.... Being in CO we get our fair share of the rays.

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