Originally Posted by BuffaloBink
Curious if anyone has mounted their spares on the front of their bus ?
Custom bumper mounts?
We'd be interested in that as well. We're wanting a DOUBLE SPARE setup on the nose. We figure they'd make a decent "Moose denter" when we go to Alaska and hopefully save the windshield in such an event. And, you never know if these big ole tires are gonna be available in the middle of nowhere where we want to go exploring.
We're thinking two 2" receiver hitch (bolt ons and two to minimize rocking) behind the bumper with the insert part standing the base out a bit where it's then hinged. Then a few bolts (I hate bouncy spare carriers) to secure to an upper bracket below the windshield. A pull up extension centered on the apparatus that pulls up and is pinned then used to raise and lower the spares using an appropriate hand or powered winch. I'm thinking a boat style winch via a single pulley to reduce load by 1/2.
We're a long way from that point so the design is basically only in my head and of general concept.
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