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Old 03-25-2020, 12:41 PM   #121
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Thor Vegas on e350. The problem w bumper mount is rear door stowage blocking of.
Not all of us have a rear door. The 24.1 doesn't have one
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:46 PM   #122
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Iíve analyzed the ďunder-coachĒ mounting position between the gas tank and the trailer hitch.
It looks very do-able based on measurements, plenty of room.
Iíll probably incorporate a couple of pieces of 2Ē channel iron, side to side, using existing holes already in the frame (look underside to see the location on your rig).

The only thing that needs to be moved (6-8Ē to the passenger side) is the hitch/trailer electrical connection, as the wiring loom is in the way & will be damaged
Funny about that. Ive tried several times to fit my spare in there on my 17 24.1. even moved the electrical. Just wont fit. If you manage it let us know and I may try again. Fortunately it fits in my storage compartment.
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:14 PM   #123
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Funny about that. Ive tried several times to fit my spare in there on my 17 24.1. even moved the electrical. Just wont fit. If you manage it let us know and I may try again. Fortunately it fits in my storage compartment.
Go thru this thread to find the answer.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...ons-16788.html
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:08 PM   #124
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Mc 10 your install seems the only reasonable solution.

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Finally found a wheel and mounted the spare tire underside in the space provided. Close fit, but did sit in the space nicely. I used a 2x6 mounted to the channel frame with 1/4" lag screws. The front area of the tire to rest on the 2x6. The rear area rest on the tow hitch member. The tire is clamped down with perforated hanger strapping and 1/4" machine scr's, washers, nuts. No drilling was required for the mounting. The only draw back from my point of view is that the tire and wheel are quite heavy. Maybe weighing in around 60-70 lbs. and an old dude like me had a time leveraging it into place.

The total cost of tire, wheel and mounting came to around $200. It may not be worth the time and money for some who don't travel in remote areas. For me, it is more of a convenience and independence than anything. I would not want to wait for hours in a remote area for a tire repair. I have a tow and emerg. road service thru CoachNet, but they only pay for changing a tire, not mounting a tire. A neighbor of mine had to call a tire repair out to his coach and the charge was over $100 for mounting the tire. Maybe some folks on the forum have had a tire changed and can jump in with some info tire mounting.

Below is where I bought the wheel. I don't have any connection to the company other than being a customer. It was the best price I could find. The dually rims are not as easy to find around my neck of the woods as I thought they would be.

steel-16x6-wheel-rim-3872

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Hey yall,

I have the no place for a spare tire dilemma on my 2020 Vegas 24.1. Im gonna try the MC10 solution and see if I can get the tire behind a 2X6. The guy that paid 300 some for the hitch mount soln...thats too rich for my blood.

In the America I grew up in, vehicles came with a spare tire and a mount.
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Well I noticed... but there all doing the same thing so thats the Chinafication of American products...Nice.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:19 PM   #125
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Hey yall,
...In the pussification of America some gay or woman at Thor said no one will ever notice theres no spare and we can sell the thing cheaper...
This is a very rude comment and really not fitting for this forum.
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Old 03-28-2020, 02:23 AM   #126
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Hey yall,

I have the no place for a spare tire dilemma on my 2020 Vegas 24.1. Im gonna try the MC10 solution and see if I can get the tire behind a 2X6. The guy that paid 300 some for the hitch mount soln...thats too rich for my blood.

In the America I grew up in, vehicles came with a spare tire and a mount.
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Well I noticed... but there all doing the same thing so thats the Chinafication of American products...Nice.
Keep looking at either Ed Felker's manual or searching this forum. This has been discussed and discussed and discussed. Many people, including me when we owned a 2016 24.1 (E450) went a different way. Many of us are not about to jack up such a heavy vehicle, take off lug nuts that are torqued much higher than a Toyota, etc., and change a tire anyway. I ended up ordering an exact Michelin tire from TireRack and mounted it between the rear frame rails in front of the hitch mount and used a 2x6 which I painted black to hold the tire right behind the fuel tank. I remember I actually wrapped mine with mover's wrap to keep it clean. That way, in the event of a failure, a truck tire service truck could respond and change the tire without us having to wait days to order a tire and then there is the hassle of getting towed. It will work. You will find that almost all RVs with the exception of a few Class Cs do not carry spares because of storage problems, etc.
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:07 AM   #127
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In the America I grew up in, vehicles came with a spare tire and a mount.
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Well thatís because in the America you grew up in cars got flat tires with depressing regularity. I havenít changed a tire on the road in 30+ years. Not saying it canít happen but If it does at least Iíll have a comfortable place to wait for the man. Mayhaps weíre all just getting old!
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:07 AM   #128
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Funny about that. Ive tried several times to fit my spare in there on my 17 24.1. even moved the electrical. Just wont fit. If you manage it let us know and I may try again. Fortunately it fits in my storage compartment.
Take the air down to 10-15 pounds
Then you can fit it in that space
Once in place, with aluminum strut material or wood support, fill air to 30 pounds.
Itíll lock right into place.
To remove, let the air out.
Hopefully you carry an air pump on-board.
It worked fine on my E450
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:46 PM   #129
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Take the air down to 10-15 pounds
Then you can fit it in that space
Once in place, with aluminum strut material or wood support, fill air to 30 pounds.
Itíll lock right into place.
To remove, let the air out.
Hopefully you carry an air pump on-board.
It worked fine on my E450
Nice! Good thought on letting the air out to get it in. Ive wondered about that.
Thanks for the update.
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:22 PM   #130
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Take the air down to 10-15 pounds
Then you can fit it in that space
Once in place, with aluminum strut material or wood support, fill air to 30 pounds.
Itíll lock right into place.
To remove, let the air out.
Hopefully you carry an air pump on-board.
It worked fine on my E450
Yep, that is another option. Instead of using the two lengths of steel, I used a 2x6 and existing holes in the frame to secure it with carriage bolts and wing nuts. The non-mounted tire had no problems either.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:43 PM   #131
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Check your Thor paperwork: I think they provide free road service in lieu of a spare tire. I know I saw it in there somewhere.
Ford has a 5 year 60,000 mile roadside assistance on the vehicle no matter who owns it. If you're within that, you're good.
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