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Old 06-07-2016, 09:16 AM   #1
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We've been shopping for a larger camper and have narrowed our list to include the Escape. However, I am wondering what the spare tire is mounted to on the camper? I see it's in the rear but I can't tell what it's mounted to?
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:30 AM   #2
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There is a vertical steel post welded to the frame, with a flat steel plate and lug bolts. The spare tire is mounted onto those lug bolts.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:37 AM   #3
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There is a vertical steel post welded to the frame, with a flat steel plate and lug bolts. The spare tire is mounted onto those lug bolts.
There's also a good 2 inch gap between the tire/mount and the shell. Some also use the vertical post the spare is mounted to as an anchor for an antenna/mast/flagpole.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:48 AM   #4
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Here is a picture of the mount on our 17.
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I'll try this again.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:01 PM   #6
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There is a vertical steel post welded to the frame, with a flat steel plate and lug bolts. The spare tire is mounted onto those lug bolts.
Sorry Eric but the post isn't welded to the frame. As you can see in the posted photo the post has a flange that bolts to a heavy bracket that's welded to frame.

That's good for me because it can be unbolted and removed when I carry the spare in the back of the truck and allows the bikes to be closer to the rear of the trailers.

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...probably handy in Mexico...
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Ron, thanks for catching my mistake. That's what I get for relying on memory instead of getting off my butt and going to look.
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