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Old 03-11-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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Spare tire

I recently bought a 1985 31' excella, upgrade from my 1969. It has no spare tire carrier. My '69 had it under front, I was told that is where it would go. The '69 had an indintion in th underbelly the 1985 does not. Did it go under tongue in the A of the tongue, and what kind of mount?
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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Same mount for practically forever. Pretty sure Andy at Inland RV will cheerfully sell you one. Or, for that matter, any AS dealer should be able to order it.

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Old 03-11-2015, 05:54 PM   #3
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Thanks, I guess it just looks different becuase someone mounted a small box in tongue. I have to cut that out.
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The spare tire bracket goes under the body you will need to cut out some of the belly pan and mount the bracket . The crossmember is already drilled and tapped for the bracket .If the box you speak of is behind the propane tanks and under the frame it belongs there , the spare tire bracket will be behind that .
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:04 PM   #5
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For many years most Airstream's were built without spare tires because you can easily tow one on three wheels until you get the tire repaired or replaced.

When a spare was an option we always suggested putting the money into a tire upgrade then the need for a spare is almost noexistant.

Just a thought for you.

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Having a spare tire is sort of like having insurance. Worth every penny when you need it. No mater what the brand all tires will go flat from sufficient road/curb damage, improper inflation pressure or a nail in the wrong place. Better to have a proper spare than not to have one if needed.
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Very good info, thank you. I had no idea that if it did'nt come with one, they would build different. I learn more all the time here.
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