Originally Posted by BradB
That's not an option - I can't return the tire now. I stayed with the same size as before too, I'm guessing they weren't radials when the carrier was last used.
Right, the original size was 7.00x15, which is a slightly narrower and taller tire.
What you can do is let the air out of the tire, put it in the carrier with the valve stem accessible, and reinflate the tire after latching the carrier back in place. If you ever have to use the spare, it will drop down inthe carrier, and the tire you will be putting back in there will already be flat.