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Old 11-24-2018, 05:17 PM   #11
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Still having great luck with my setup and lower cost solution. See the following link and other suggestions on the mount.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...html#post68702
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:20 PM   #12
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Still having great luck with my setup and lower cost solution. See the following link and other suggestions on the mount.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...html#post68702
I like that set up!
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:42 PM   #13
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Still having great luck with my setup and lower cost solution. See the following link and other suggestions on the mount.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...html#post68702
Thanks for sharing that Techfan.
I also thought about same type solution. The best part is your version has absolutely no permanent modification to the van so no regrets like drilling a hole in the wrong place.
I may go that route - my only reservation is the loss of the receiver hitch. I sometimes use a trailer or my motorcycle rack. (Which plugs into receiver) I could always put the spare in or on the trailer to free up the hitch, but if I use the moto carrier then I’d have to do something else with spare.
Like putting it in van.

I purchased my spare wheel already, and this past week while visiting relatives over thanksgiving I drove around with it in van (laying on floor in front of sliding door - very inconvenient).
So I’m really motivated to get an outside mount.
I’ll share my solution once I get it figured out and functional.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:17 PM   #14
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I didn't see anything about a bike rack but do you have one? The factory rack can be easily converted to a tire carrier. We don't carry bikes much but I have a swing-away hitch mount bike rack so I plan to use the factory bike rack for a tire.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:39 PM   #15
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No I do not have any racks or ladders on my 59K.
My first thought is a spare tire mount on one side and later get a ladder for the other door.
If possible I wanted to keep the trailer hitch free to use as needed.
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:35 PM   #16
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There are some that used a spare tire mount from a jeep. It has a taillight on it but they cut that part off. Are you on Facebook? There is a forum on FB, Travato Owners and Wannabes. If you can get there and search for spare tire you will find many posts. Here is the jeep carrier. https://www.extremeterrain.com/skyja...-kit-0717.html
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:56 PM   #17
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Check Wilco Off Road spare tire carrier. This is what I have on my Travato 59k.
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:07 PM   #18
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Wilco Off Road spare tire carrier is attached to rear hitch receiver and swings out to access back door. Very convenient with full spare tire when needed.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:33 AM   #19
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Completed mine this week:

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Old 12-06-2018, 02:44 AM   #20
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Default Travato Spare Tire Mounts

I counter sunk 1/4 bolts (2) top and (2) in bottom henges. Also used (2) in door with rubber washers.
Mocked everything up tack welded then removed for final welding.
I used Q-tips to prime and paint the holes prior to bolting everything in place on final assembly.

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