Spare Tire Carrier components
I have a 1997 Excella. The original owners planned on keeping the trailer in Penn Woods and not towing, so they had the factory delete several standard items. One being the spare carrier. Now that I own it and want to tow, I need to install a carrier. The carrier assembly is readily available, but someone mentioned a plastic bin that goes above the carrier against the belly of the trailer. Is that correct for a 1997 34' Excella? Does the bin go over the surrounding belly skin? I am guessing I will have to cut out a section of the current skin to install the carrier. All input would be appreciated. Especially pictures and Airstream part number for the plastic part if it is indeed part of the install.
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
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