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Old 06-24-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Travato spare tire carrier

Project is done..carrier on back..full line of pics in my album..will try to post here..used old Yakima fold back bike rack into receiver hitch.. Not perfect but should work
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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very very nice
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:10 PM   #3
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Looks good!

What are you doing about the TPMS?

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eric1514, Are you asking in regard to the spare or in general? TPMS is radio signal controlled and each sensor is tracked to a location. When you rotate tires the sensor stays with the location or you would have to reprogram. I don't know if you would need a sensor on a spare tire. TPMS is for tires on the road. If you have rear tires different from the front you are going to have to manually adjust the spare tire pressure to match what the sensor is looking for, thus no reason to have a sensor on a spare, IMO. Don't quote me on this as I have not checked but I think TPMS is sold in four tire and six tire (dually) configs and not 5 and 7.
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Well, when you have a flat, I imagine the TPMS is going to sound off. The TPMS on the Promaster is not transferable from wheel to wheel. They are internal, not on the outside of the valve stem. I don't know if you can shut it off and have it not report the bad news about your flat.
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I have no sensor in spare.
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Most aftermarket TPMS systems will support up to 18-wheels. If you care about your spare, you can just buy an extra tire sensor.
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Nice work !


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Does the door clear the tire? In the pics it looks to be hung up. Very clever repurposing the old bike rack.
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Right door cleared enough to get at hose and electric cord with tire in down position. Thanks to all for nice comments
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Perhaps an extension cand be added at the hitch to enable full functionality of the rear doors. It looks like even a couple inches would do it.
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I have looked into this..you can buy a 4-6 inch extension. I'll post what happens
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