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Old 06-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Tongue Mounted Spare Tire Carrier

Here is my solution to carrying my spare. I had been strapping the spare in this location, but did not like the looks or accessibility. It was put together with scraps from my shop and my novice welding skills. It does add some weight to the tongue, but the effects have been negligible. Now all I need is a tire cover.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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Here is an additional pic folded out. Looks like I need to clean my spare!
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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The creativity of AS owners always inspires me! Nice work!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:26 AM   #4
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:32 AM   #5
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Here is my solution to carrying my spare. I had been strapping the spare in this location, but did not like the looks or accessibility. It was put together with scraps from my shop and my novice welding skills. It does add some weight to the tongue, but the effects have been negligible. Now all I need is a tire cover.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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Nice. Now cover it!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:56 AM   #7
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Very nice job!
Now you need to put a vinyl cover on the tire to protect it from the sun or if your possibly get some aluminum and fab up a cover to match.
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Nice design. Could be a viable product offering.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #9
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Thanks for the kind words. I had planned on putting it on the other side so you would be away from traffic, but the propane line and battery box were there and I didn't really feel like messing with them. I planned on making a vinyl cover but making one out of aluminum sounds like a cool idea! Luckily the pics don't show my lack of welding skills.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:00 AM   #10
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I like the idea, and the swing-arm is excellent, but I'd definitely want a cover, and using aluminum for the cover is a great idea - otherwise you have an ugly tire messing up the good looks of the Airstream. (I'm pretty happy with our spare tire holder underneath - it's out of the way, still accessible, and practically invisible.)
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:19 AM   #11
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Here is an additional pic folded out. Looks like I need to clean my spare!
WOW, what an addition to an Airstream. I wish that there was blueprint that could be bought to reproduce what you have made. Coming soon?? Message me and I would be interested, as well as others I am sure. By the way, I have a tire cover, just need the carrier.
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Why would the tire be moved to this position rather than in the carrier underneath? It would increase tongue weight, something we try to avoid.
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I don't know that it would increase tongue weight- in its position under the trailer it is still forward of the axles- seems like it would not alter the tongue weight at all, but maybe it would be more easily accessible, but maybe my thought process is incorrect-
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