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Old 05-20-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Spare Tire

We have not been able to find where the spare tire is supposed to go and how is was attached to a 1970 Land Yacht Soverign. We're in the learning process. Thank you, Beverly

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Old 05-20-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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You might have been expected to travel without one.( the owners manual intimates that) Our 1970 did not come with a carrier either. I have constructed a carrier that accepts a compact temporary use spare, that fits just behind the propane tanks. It took a while to find the proper rim/tire combo with a proper load rating. I believe it came from an early '90s nissan truck product of some kind. A standard spare would not fit in that location without a great deal of modification. Given a few days I could come up with a picture for you if your interested. Others have constructed carriers that hide in the underbelly near the front of the coach...I have seen pictures on this forum, but I couldn't tell you where.

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Old 05-20-2008, 03:54 PM   #3
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I had a similar question. Here is the response I received.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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70s Airstreams had the optional spare stow flat under the floor between the tounge A frame. Some owners have retrofitted a carrier which involves cutting away that section of belly pan and finding or making a hinged support bracket. You should be able to find this if you search past threads. With tandem axles you can tow slowly on 3 wheels. I don't now have a spare, but if I get one I will just throw it in the back of my pick up.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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Airstream makes a spare carrier that mounts as Lumatic says. They use it on the new trailers. Not sure if that would fit your model year.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:00 PM   #6
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Hello there! My 30' 1968 Sovereign stores the spare tire flat under the front of the trailer behind the A-frame - kind of under the living room sofa. It's lowered by a handle that is raised just behind the propane tanks... if that's any help. Just take a look under the front of your's to see if you have that spot in the underside of the floor - maybe you're missing the bracket or could make something.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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I have the same problem. I am searching for a design I once found showing how to make a spare tire carrier behind the propane tanks on the tongue of the trailer. Any luck finding a design or remedy for the spare tire problem, so many of us have.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:20 PM   #8
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i just have a copy of the manual, do you know the rim size for a 1970 caravanner/25 ft., i have been quoted 15 x6, 6 on 5.5 with 4.25 PH

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