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Old 01-14-2019, 01:17 PM   #1
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Ford Spare Tire Carrier Options

Anyone have a ford spare tire carrier they like besides aluminess or wilco offroad? Mine door mounted one (that I don't like much) got damaged and I need to replace it. I am looking for something while I wait for an aluminess one. They are 6 weeks out from having one ready. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have been thinking about an inexpensive way to haul a second spare tire when I know there will be sharp rocks with a higher likelihood of flats. This may also work as a temporary way to carry the primary spare tire.



This is the recipe I am contemplating: Take a folding 2" hitch adapter, insert a 2" hitch extender, weld a mounting plate for the spare to the top of the extender. When you want to access the rear doors, simply take out the pin from the folding hitch adapter, and the spare tire and hitch extender will fold down and lay flat, allowing you to access the rear doors.



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https://www.ebay.com/i/202540388315?chn=ps
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:03 PM   #3
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^^^ that's a good idea. hadn't seen one of those before. thanks for the link!
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That is a good idea! May have to look into that more.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:47 PM   #5
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:29 PM   #6
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This is a cheaper Wilco alternative. No affiliation with the company and I don't have any experience with their products.

https://detoursofmaine.com/?fbclid=I...0EQ9jAuS1MJu60
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:42 PM   #8
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This is a cheaper Wilco alternative. No affiliation with the company and I don't have any experience with their products.

https://detoursofmaine.com/?fbclid=I...0EQ9jAuS1MJu60
Wow, those look nice. I might get one, although I'd need perhaps a passenger side mount. Nice looking van too.
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