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Old 11-08-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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Spare on Roof - EB PH

Anyone have their spare forward on the roof in front of the PH? Anyone think about putting a rack on that part of the roof? A rack would hang over the windshield somewhat to fit a 35" tire laid flat.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:47 AM   #2
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Re: Spare on Roof - EB PH

Difficult to get up there. I used to run this:



Although I could climb in the bed to get the tire up there.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Re: Spare on Roof - EB PH

You must still be a Youngster. I'm trying to find way to get everthing lower and lighter! A 35 would weigh at least 100lbs no matter what and wrestling that much from that high would make me not want to change the flat.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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Re: Spare on Roof - EB PH

I had mine up there on a expo rack.....I am young and strong but I almost left the tire on the side of the road instead of putting it back up there. It is a tricky situation getting it up and down without damage as well. GL
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:13 AM   #5
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Re: Spare on Roof - EB PH

What do you guys think of a rack in front of the PH? Does anyone have a measurement from the end of the penthouse to the windshield (on center)?

I might be able to think of an easy way to get the tire off the roof.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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Three words: Swing Away Tire Rack
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #7
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I currently have my 2wd 225/75 R16 Chevy wheel up on a Rhino Rack and I use a ladder to get up there but I don't know if you guys with mega 4x4 tire+wheel might have a job getting it up n down...
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Re: Spare on Roof - EB PH

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What do you guys think of a rack in front of the PH? Does anyone have a measurement from the end of the penthouse to the windshield (on center)?

I might be able to think of an easy way to get the tire off the roof.
Not that much. I was actually thinking of that too. I would :guestimate" that its about 12-15" only.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:24 AM   #9
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Also think about ride quality -- what kind of swaying you might get having all that weight way up there. My van sways bad enough as it is!

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