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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

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    I've been entertaining this upgrade with it's associated hand crank for about a year. This is the similar style unit as on my buddy's 398 Momentum and my 2017 F-450.... I've used both to lower/raise spares with and will be pitching our current CY's spare tire rack to the recycler also.
    Appears similar (might even be it) to what was on our BH3670. Although I did not have to use the spare tire, I did raise and lower it each season just to be sure it worked and to check the tire's pressure. It did require using a rod of sorts to pull the tire from beneath the center of the trailer, or crawl in after it. Getting the tire back up required shoving it back under the rig to a point the cable could be reinserted into the wheel and then cranking it up.
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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    When we bought the Oshkosh I mistakenly assumed I would get a receiver hitch installed on the back. I had seen several new Landmarks with receivers. I called a Heartland dealer about it and he said yes they could install a receiver. But the J trim is different on the newer Landmarks and they would have to modify our J trim. Cost would be $800+. I passed.
    So if I had a newer Landmark with a receiver I would just get a spare carrier for the receiver. If needed, I would get a "double" adapter for a bicycle rack, etc.
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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    Our rig is 5 years old, and when new , was drug thru the winter slop on Wisconsin roads heading to the dealer. My frame rails are rusty, so I am guessing it never got sprayed off. After reading these threads, our BAL carrier is most likely rusted solid. I guess thats one more thing to look into this next season. Never had the spare down yet. Man those 17.5 inch type wheels and tires are pretty heavy too.
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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    mine was all rusted up after sitting at a dealer for two years before we purchased it. Had to use torch to heat it up once i got it apart & cleaned works like a charm
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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    Yes the 17.5" wheels and tires are heavy, very heavy.
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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by TXgearhead View Post
    When we bought the Oshkosh I mistakenly assumed I would get a receiver hitch installed on the back. I had seen several new Landmarks with receivers. I called a Heartland dealer about it and he said yes they could install a receiver. But the J trim is different on the newer Landmarks and they would have to modify our J trim. Cost would be $800+. I passed.
    So if I had a newer Landmark with a receiver I would just get a spare carrier for the receiver. If needed, I would get a "double" adapter for a bicycle rack, etc.
    the j wrap is on the side. don't see how that would have anything to do with hitch mounting in the rear. took hitch off our 2017 bighorn and replaced the factory hitch on our 2019 landmark with it fit with no problems no where near the j wrap
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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDar View Post
    Appears similar (might even be it) to what was on our BH3670. Although I did not have to use the spare tire, I did raise and lower it each season just to be sure it worked and to check the tire's pressure. It did require using a rod of sorts to pull the tire from beneath the center of the trailer, or crawl in after it. Getting the tire back up required shoving it back under the rig to a point le could be reinserted into the wheel and then cranking it up.
    I posted something a few years back reminding people to check the welds periodically, I was on a trip and someone came up from behind me motioning me to pull over. That usually means a tire right ?? Well, after pulling off at the exit I checked and noticed my spare tire was sagging real bad. I took the tire off and threw it in the bed of my truck until we landing at our camp site. I craweled under the coach to take a look and noticed a couple welds had broke look. Can you imagine traveling down the freeway at 70 miles an hour and have the tire fall off !!! This could of created a real problem for traffic behind me and could of killed somebody !! I had the brackets re welded and check it frequently. So people, please make it a point to check your spare tire brackets quite often.

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    Re: Saga of the BAL tire carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathi-27 View Post
    the j wrap is on the side. don't see how that would have anything to do with hitch mounting in the rear. took hitch off our 2017 bighorn and replaced the factory hitch on our 2019 landmark with it fit with no problems no where near the j wrap
    I'm just repeating what the service department at T&S RV in Navasota Texas told me.
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