Locking open tire carrier E-350
Any ideas of pinning the Aluminess tire carrier in the open position? We cook out of the back of the van and I'd like to be able to pin the tire carrier open so it doesn't 1) Break out the tail light and 2) smash into me while I'm actively cooking at a hot stove.
Looks like I could drill a 1/4" hole through the lower hinge arm and into the base plate and insert a pin. I believe there will be just enough room so I don't interfere with the weld holding the arm to the base plate. However, as you know, it wasn't cheap, so I wouldn't mind alternate suggestions!