Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
2004 22' Interstate
Redding , California
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 22
rear spare tire carrier

For those of you who have relocated your tire to the outside, Have you experienced any issues with the right rear door hinge. I bought a carrier that attaches with bolts to the left door hinge but I am hesitant to mount it as you have to drill a hole in the door for the 3rd bolt and I am not really keen on that.
Thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
jet1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 04:57 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
InterBlog's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
League City , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,422
The only T1N Interstates that I've seen with exterior-mounted rear tires... they were born that way. I think they were mostly the rear lounge models because the rear sleepers and rear baths both have under-mounted tires. Generally, maybe not always.

If I were you, I'd be inclined to track down a T1N Interstate that has an exterior-mounted tire and see how it was done - did the door receive extra reinforcement, for instance? Sometimes people add stuff like exterior tires and ladders but it's not necessarily recommended (ladders in particular can warp the doors - I checked).

Or if one of the owners who have that config could comment here as to what their tire mount looks like?

If MyThing2 is reading this thread, perhaps he could comment. All I have is a crummy cell pic of his rig, but it looks like there might be a tertiary support structure coming off the hitch apparatus, such that the tire is supported by both.
__________________

__________________
InterBlog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2006 22' Interstate
League City , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 502
How about this: http://sprinterupgrades.com/collecti...t-2007-to-2015
__________________
LB_3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
TheCabin's Avatar
 
2013 25' FB International
Liberty Corner , New Jersey
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 188
Here is one that uses the hitch

http://roadmasterinc.com/products/spare_tire/index.html
__________________
TheCabin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 10:22 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
2006 22' Interstate
Sebastopol , California
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 156
I have a 2006/07 Interstate with the factory rear mount spare tire kit. There is no interface with the rear door whatsoever. The spare tire mount is married to the tow hitch assembly and pivots on the horizontal hitch bar at the left side. In the closed position it is held in place with a hitch pin to an anchor which is also integrated into the hitch mount. This is a rear lounge model. The upside is the additional storage gained using the installed bin where the under chassis spare tire usually mounts. The trade off is the left rear door only opens about 120°s.
__________________
Sebtown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 01:00 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
2005 22' Interstate
san clemente , California
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 211
I hav a TIN rear galley that HAD spare under the sink behind rear doors. Could never be stolen, but a lot of wasted storage space.
I added an outside carrier for the spare about 2 years ago purchased from Etrailers.com it did require a small hole in the driver side rear door, that I grommeted and sealed. That receives almost no weight, as the weight is only on the hinges. Do it again in a second. Now have room for tools, parts, etc.
The OP lives near me and I invite him to PM me if he wants to see how it works. AEW
Ps. Sorry thought you were in S.Calif. Take a trip down the 5 and or 101 and see us 1/2 way between LA and SD on the beach.
__________________
unifreck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 09:51 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
2004 22' Interstate
Redding , California
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 22
thats the info I needed

Quote:
Originally Posted by unifreck View Post
I hav a TIN rear galley that HAD spare under the sink behind rear doors. Could never be stolen, but a lot of wasted storage space.
I added an outside carrier for the spare about 2 years ago purchased from Etrailers.com it did require a small hole in the driver side rear door, that I grommeted and sealed. That receives almost no weight, as the weight is only on the hinges. Do it again in a second. Now have room for tools, parts, etc.
The OP lives near me and I invite him to PM me if he wants to see how it works. AEW
Ps. Sorry thought you were in S.Calif. Take a trip down the 5 and or 101 and see us 1/2 way between LA and SD on the beach.
Thanks, my concern was the weight on the hinges causing issues but if you have had it on for a couple of years with no issues it sounds like it works ok. I already acquired the mount but didn't want to punch a hole in my pristine body! (people call me OCD but I correct them -- I am actually CDO!)
__________________
jet1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 03:32 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
2005 22' Interstate
san clemente , California
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 211
Jet1
In installation if memory serves me right, I used a backing plate or oversized washers inside the back door, so there would never be pullout of bolt head.
I also used grommets to protect the paint on the hinges from the rack and fastening hardware. AEW
__________________

__________________
unifreck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
16" spare tire vs OEM spare tire rack Bluto Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 22 04-30-2013 06:13 AM
Spare tire carrier under rear end. perryg114 Tires 21 11-02-2011 01:34 PM
Spare Tire Carrier AirHeadRik Tires 21 04-20-2005 12:24 AM
Spare tire carrier--underneath Sneakinup Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 3 11-27-2004 04:21 PM
Spare Tire Carrier Pahaska Our Community 8 08-27-2003 10:00 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.