Through all the years of service, my trunk doors started giving me some problems locking. The locking plunger could not drop far enough to securely keep the doors shut. During transit, the vibrations would let them come loose. There is a safety latch on them, so they would not open, but they were not right.
So I put some washers behind the locking plunger today and adjusted the door hangers and that solved the problem, allowing for just the extra space the plunger needed to drop all the way...and no more doors rattling back there
Here is a pic of that setup
Was also carrying the spare in the trunk. I made the decision to not have it on board. It weighs about 275 pounds and took up a LOT of space in the trunk.
But after having had two flats in two years, I came to the realization that while on the road, you can't change these things anyway...you have to call someone and they can bring the tire, so whats the point. Time will tell if that is a wise decision or not, but after the front blowout I had recently, I don't want to put some 10 year old tire on the bus under any circumstances.
Got all new tires now, so we shall see! I use AAA for my RV towing package and under both circumstances, they were great...Just going to rely on them now.
The old 12R 225 with a locking ring wheel that is going to tire and wheel heaven