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Old 08-28-2020, 04:19 PM   #161
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We've just ordered a 19 4x4 so we won't see it for a while. But, having just realized that they don't come with a spare tire, we're wondering if any of you have installed any type of spare tire rack on the back.
Although it is a common practice, I don't think it is a good idea to mount the spare on one of the rear doors. At my age I can not handle lifting or lowering a full sized spare up to a door mount. A better option, although pricey is the swing-down hitch mounted spare carrier made by Roadmaster. here is link to the e-trailer listing with lots of photos including on a Sprinter van.

https://www.etrailer.com/Spare-Tire-...RM-195225.html
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Old 08-28-2020, 07:23 PM   #162
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Oh my...you make a very good point. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2020, 05:39 AM   #163
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Exclamation Rear Door Mount

I agree with Mike......seems like alot of weight on the door, or its hinges, that was not designed to carry a load that far from the attach point......then there’s the on/off issue, as discussed.....
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I agree with Mike......seems like alot of weight on the door, or its hinges, that was not designed to carry a load that far from the attach point......then there’s the on/off issue, as discussed.....
There is an issue with this type of mount, easy access to the rear doors as shown in the photo. It can be swung left or right but it appears both doors can not be opened at the same time.
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It looks like there are actually two versions of this thing. The following is a discussion of the differences between them, with measurements that might be helpful.

https://www.etrailer.com/question-400628.html

It would be a real inconvenience to have to swivel the tire back and forth every time we want to access the "garage". Not even taking into consideration the issue of the extra weight on the hinges, as I march further into geezer-hood the idea of lifting a mounted wheel and tire up onto that type of rack is unattractive too. Just having a spare on board sure seems like a good idea though.
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As is always said, I didn’t buy my RV to add more problems in my life.

It has been talked about in other threads whether a spare is necessary since most of us do have and probably can afford road service. However it is much more calming to know one has a wheel and tire the right size and price along with you on the trip.

So the best solution may be carry a spare and have road service. So if one assumes that Mercedes and the mount manufacturer have done reasonable engineering, (don’t buy the cheapest one.), the door mount is the best option. We geezers can hopefully find someone to help on the original lifting and then have road service do the rest.
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One of the best spare tire carriers for a van was the off-set, swing-down "Continental" spare tire kit made by Roadtrek. I think they were over $1,000 and I don't even know if they are still available since Roadtrek changed hands. This video shows the details of this interesting device.

https://youtu.be/u81W0EY9e4k
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Door-mount looks nicer

We've just pre-ordered our 2021 AI 19 4x4 rig and will be delivered sometime in Jan-Feb 2021, so I don't know how heavy the spare tire is. I would think (I'm hopeful) two people (husband is 145#, 5'7" and wife is 120#, 4'11") should be able to lift the tire up to a hook on the door-mounted tire carrier.
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Old 03-25-2021, 12:30 AM   #169
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Victron dongle for the MPPT solar charge controller

Hi guys, we got our 2021 AI19 last December. We have since installed the Victron 712 battery monitor and in the process of having the Magnum charger evaluated as we learned from the forum it is not optimized for the Battleborn Lithiums that Airstream installed.

In an effort to further monitor efficiency, I wanted to install the Victron bluetooth dongle for the MPPT solar charge controller, can anyone please help me with the location of this? I've looked everywhere and the only place I haven't checked is the "box" where the red manual Main battery switch is. Does someone know if it's in there, it will save me from having to take the box off unnecessarily. Thanks for your time.

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Old 03-25-2021, 11:05 AM   #170
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In an effort to further monitor efficiency, I wanted to install the Victron bluetooth dongle for the MPPT solar charge controller, can anyone please help me with the location of this?
It should be inside the upper cabinet, behind the current Victron and Magnum displays. The panel pulls out towards you, and the controller will be behind all the wires mounted against the back wall.
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Appreciate the info weekend bob, I’m glad I ask here first.
Thanks for your time.

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