Originally Posted by witoke
What's wrong with using the welded SS ladders as mounting points for the tyres and jerricans etc?
I think it's more of a dynamic load, try to catch that 75lb tire and it's a lot harder than picking it up. If the load isn't tight on anything it will not ride as well.
There is a crush factor, and wear and tear on the door hinges- not wholly different from the door mounted spare, which I know from experience is a bad thing to bump into anything with.
But you can bolt a Jerry can holder directly to the door if you want- I don't see why the ladder would be that much different. Even the Aluminess have their failure points, or at least there was a reason they went to 3 hinges instead of 2, and the hinge bolts chew up the aluminum.
I say hang stuff from the ladder- you could even make a storage solution from the ladder style mounts, it's all the same, just another method of attaching stuff to your door.