Originally Posted by JohnB
Our 15 has the bike rack ready and the spare tire is offset as can be seen in photo.
It looks like there is a bolt that goes through the bumper as part of the spare tire mount.
Nice detail photo - thanks John.
That mounting hardware certainly requires some offset... although not very much.
One ETI photo of the 21'- 21Escape_rear_drivers_side_ext.jpg
- shows much more offset than needed for the bracket. There must be adifferent reason for that, but ETI's posted photo isn't as detailed as John's so I can't see the attachment structure.