Originally Posted by Pete'sMH
....cut.... So far my best alternative is the Roadmaster 195225 which I'm sure would work fine but seems like overkill for a class C coach. It's complex, heavy and expensive. ....cut....
Overkill for a Class C would depend on how much one feels comfortable lifting.
A 16" Class C wheel/tire should weigh around 70 to 75 pounds, and lifting it 3 feet of the ground may not be that easy for many of us as we age. I can still lift my 75-pound tire onto door-mounted carrier and hold it while bolting it down but it's not as easy as it use to be.
When dealing with a much heavier 19.5 or 22.5 wheel/tire, using leverage like the Roadmaster provides is a necessity. It should cut required lifting force nearly in half.
I agree that over $500 is expensive if lifting leverage is not otherwise needed. I do like that the Roadmaster wheel mounting plate is vertical and welded straight to 2" vertical square tube. On dually wheels this works great because offset allows wheel to bolt directly to plate without having wheel sticking back unnecessarily. I've never seen a standard hitch tire carrier built specifically for duallies -- most seem made for SUVs and off-road use. It should be easy to build one if one can weld though.