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Old 03-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Front mounted spare tire ideas?

Has anyone made a mount for a spare tire on top of the front frame members and behind the propane tanks?
It looks like on our 1978 Argosy 27 that a tire would fit vertically behind the tanks by moving the tank mount system forward 2 to 3 inches. I use a extended equalizer type hitch so moving the tanks forward poses no interference issues with the tow vehicle when turning sharply.
I would be interested in what others have done to do this , before I forge ahead with my design.
Part of the added parts will be a welded in cross piece to keep the equalizer hitch bracket forces from bending the frame and spreading it apart , when the load bars are tightened.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of photos of my spare tire on my '74 20' Argosy. Not the greatest photos, but the ones I could find right now. My tire just sits behind the propane tanks, I didn't need to move them forward at all. No special mount or support, just fits nicely between the tongue channels. it just fits beautifully there, and has for the past 14 years.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Mine isn't an Argosy, but I did something similar with our '59 Tradewind. I removed the skinny battery box, and welded up a saddle to hold the spare tire. Clearance for the WD brackets, propane tanks, jack and everything worked out just right. Not sure about Equalizer brackets.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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Our 1962 Overlander came from the factory with a spare tire mounted against the body behind the bottles. It is still there. All that is needed is a couple of tire rest welded to the A frame. A couple bungee cords would keep it there. You could put a few rubber bumpers to keep it away from the body but it is really not necessary.
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The aluminum cross.

How about one like this?
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On our 63 Safari I just bungee'd the tire around the tanks, kept it off the trailer and worked fine for 18yrs.

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spare tire mount

Thansk for the replies, good info.
My brackets for the bars are that smae as in Markdoane's picture.
I think I will just make a a curved pan for the tire to set down into between the frame rails, add two thin rubber bumpers [ glued on] to the front of the trailer and run a strap over top of the tire to two eyes on the frame
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