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Old 05-23-2022, 05:11 PM   #1
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Front mount spare

Curious if anyone has mounted their spares on the front of their bus ?
Custom bumper mounts?
Pictures appreciated.

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Old 05-23-2022, 06:51 PM   #2
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Curious if anyone has mounted their spares on the front of their bus ?
Custom bumper mounts?
Pictures appreciated.
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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Old 05-23-2022, 07:29 PM   #3
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I would love to haul one up there, but my headlights are below the bumper and I fear the middle area would block too much flow to my radiator and intercooler.


I do have a solid plan for a firetruck style front winch bumper. My latest idea is to relocate the headlights to my wiper doors which would put them at the Florida legal 54" above the ground. For now, I have tabled the headlight idea until I'm sure I'll haul a kids dirtbike up front..
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