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Old 10-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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FS: Aluminess Tire Carrier and Bike Rack for Ford Van

Up for sale is one Aluminess Tire carrier. Now sold, Thanks!

Still available is a Bike Rack/Open box (for jerry cans). Again purchased new from Aluminess less than 6 months ago. Thule Echelon racks for two bikes are included. This setup is very good for a camper because it still allows access to the rear doors which is a problem with a hitch mounted rack. It is also versatile because when not using the bike racks you can bolt on the Open box which is also included and very handy for jerry cans or ???. Another nice feature is not adding to the height of the vehicle which was a bonus when parking in parking garages! I have over 1k into this setup, I will let it go for $500.

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The bike rack is in Lancaster, CA. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: FS: Aluminess Tire Carrier and Bike Rack for Ford Van

It might be a good idea to list the tire/wheel size the carrier is made for. Aluminess makes different bolt patterns and offsets depending on the application.

From the bike rack pictures I'd guess 245/75-16 with 8 x 6.5" bolt pattern. If I was spending the money I'd rather not be guessing.

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Old 10-04-2009, 04:46 PM   #3
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Re: FS: Aluminess Tire Carrier and Bike Rack for Ford Van

Good point Mike! The tire carrier was ordered for the stock wheel size which is 245/75 R16 and the bolt pattern is 8 X 6.5". I was told when talking to Aluminess about this tire carrier that the later model tire carriers like the one I bought can be reconfigured to carry aftermarket tire sizes as well. I don't know what's involved but it is an option.

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Re: FS: Aluminess Tire Carrier and Bike Rack for Ford Van

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if i may ask, why are you getting rid of the gear?

just a PIA

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Old 10-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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Re: FS: Aluminess Tire Carrier and Bike Rack for Ford Van

Sure! In fact I am somewhat permanently relocating overseas. As such I am regrettably selling my van and I think I will get more by selling these bits separately. My van is a passenger van that was just recently pseudo converted to a camper for a three month road trip that we did which brought about the need for the tire carrier and bike rack.
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Re: FS: Aluminess Tire Carrier and Bike Rack for Ford Van

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It might be a good idea to list the tire/wheel size the carrier is made for. Aluminess makes different bolt patterns and offsets depending on the application.

From the bike rack pictures I'd guess 245/75-16 with 8 x 6.5" bolt pattern. If I was spending the money I'd rather not be guessing.
If it was bought 6 months ago it should have the adaptor plate... if you look close at the pic the triangle does look like there are some bolts under the lug nuts on top of it. That plate can be replaced with another one from Aluminess. They can be made with the bolt holes in different places on the plate to adjust for tire size (as in keeping a 35" tire off the bumper). Incidentially I have such a plate for a Superduty 8 on 170mm for sale... since my van is 8 on 6 and had the welded plate which predates the swappable one it doesn't do me much good...
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