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Old 08-21-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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Spare tire rack on 2011 FB23 FC

Just changed the 14" wheels with the 15" Sendel T02 wheels and Michelin Defender LTX M/S 235/75R 15. All went great, but the new wheel/tire combo is too wide to fit in the spare tire rack. There are a couple of L shaped brackets toward the rear of the spare tire bracket. They are
Mounted on a cross-beam, but the aft portion of the beam is where the under body guard starts. If I remove the Two bolts holding the brackets (to lengthen the brackets)I am pretty sure the nut side of the bolt will fall off and be in the under body guard. I know the gurd could be removed , but just wondered if anyone had removed the bracket bolts and if back up nut fell on top of the guard trim.
Or I could go with another tire / wheel combo that would be narrower but would have an outside tire diameter of 28.8" so it would be the sane as the new Michelins.
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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Have a 2015 model. Unscrewed the attachment bolts and added an extension link to gain the required space for the 15 in spare. Spare is same size tire and wheel as the new ones. No nut fell out or was injured in the incident. If I remember correctly, I drilled an extra hole on the angle iron bracket and used two new bolts on each to attach the spacers. Then I used the original bolts to attach the spacers through a single hole on each to the coach frame as with the angle iron bracket original attachment.

No clue how the 2011 is built. Switz said they built a new carrier for the spare on his 23D. Lots of ways to do it.

Some folks do not carry a spare. Early trailers did have a spare tire.

Some folks carry them inside the coach in a bag.

Good luck on your project. Pat
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Take a piece of pipe and use it to bend the prongs on the carrier out slightly. That's what Airstream does when they replace 15" tires with 16".
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Take a piece of pipe and use it to bend the prongs on the carrier out slightly. That's what Airstream does when they replace 15" tires with 16".
I watched the factory techs that were at the Lewisburg International do that. Owner was upgrading to 16 inch set up he bought at the International Airstream tent. Seemed to work just fine without all the cutting and welding some do. Sometime the simplest way is the best way.
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My first trailer had 15" wheels, but a 14" spare, so when I upgraded to 16" wheels and tires I left the 15" spare.
Supposedly you can run an Airstream on 3 wheels.
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My first trailer had 15" wheels, but a 14" spare, so when I upgraded to 16" wheels and tires I left the 15" spare.
Supposedly you can run an Airstream on 3 wheels.
Yeah ... if you've GOT three wheels!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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I guess so.
I reckon if you have a tandem axle trailer.
Not sure it would hurt anything to have a 15" tire on one side and the 14" spare on the other side of a 2 wheel trailer-
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-- snip -- Early trailers did have a spare tire. -- snip --
This is wrong. Some did, but what I should have said was -> Early dual axle trailers did not have a spare tire. The plan was to run on three wheels for a short distance to get a repair. My apology. Pat
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