Full size spare weight considerations.

Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby Hillbent [OP] » April 11th 2020, 2:14am

My full size spare is going to be 49 lbs. Too much weight or will the cable hanger be good to go? I’ve inspected it, and it’s still in good condition. I just want to know if there are any horror stories.
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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby albrow100 » April 11th 2020, 4:28am

I’ve had mine back/under there for years full size
Never had a problem.
As long as the van isn’t from a rust prone area or cable is frayed I don’t see a problem

You could always build a safety cable if your worried about it dropping when your driving
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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby AstroWill » April 11th 2020, 6:54pm

albrow100 wrote:As long as the van isn’t from a rust prone area or cable is frayed I don’t see a problem

x2, as long as everything is in good shape and you crank the spare up tight against the body you will be fine.

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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby Sailing_Faith » April 11th 2020, 7:34pm

Yup, just fine... good to rid yourself of the temp spare....
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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby augidog » April 11th 2020, 8:44pm

Sailing_Faith wrote:Yup, just fine... good to rid yourself of the temp spare....
absolutely agree with this. I bought a new matching spare and used OE wheel, and someday I'll buy another tire and rotate the new pair onto the van.
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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby Mmusicman » April 11th 2020, 9:31pm

I have always carried factory full sized spares (in numerous vans)... no issues.

Funny, when I travel out of state... I carry a "matching" 30" spare (identical match to my 30" tall tires).. PLUS the standard spare underneath. Since I'm no longer running AWD.. the standard 27" spare is fine for me locally. But on the long haul I want the matching size. The only reason I don't attempt to put the over-sized spare underneath is that I like the idea of having 2 spares on a long trip anyway.

As you are probably aware... with AWD it is VITAL you run a matching sized spare, or damage can result.

Here's what my factory full size spare looks like (on a lifted van with tall tires) ... lol
Size is relative... :D

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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby AstroOafAdventurer » September 22nd 2020, 5:00pm

So just to verify, a full size spare will fit underneath in place of the donut?
Currently I have no spare and was going to grab a wheel next time at the JY.
Sounds like I ought to inspect the system as well.
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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby Sailing_Faith » September 22nd 2020, 5:04pm

AstroOafAdventurer wrote:So just to verify, a full size spare will fit underneath in place of the donut?
Currently I have no spare and was going to grab a wheel next time at the JY.
Sounds like I ought to inspect the system as well.
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Yup, fits just fine. Even with a hitch... just make sure when you crank it up that you don’t have it pushed up against the differential .... it does not want to sit there, but it IS possible to get it pushed up there if you are facing downhill when you crank it up.

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Re: Full size spare weight considerations.

Postby AstroOafAdventurer » September 22nd 2020, 5:27pm

Roger that.
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