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post #1 of 27 Old 04-08-2014, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Trick for getting spare on roof

OK, so you throw it off the roof. what is a trick to get one on? Without bending the aluminum basket is a plus...

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-08-2014, 07:28 PM
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I just pick my 31x10.5-15 on steel wheel up and set it up there. I'm only lifted 3" though.
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post #3 of 27 Old 04-08-2014, 07:37 PM
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Put your purse down before you try to pick it up.
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Go do the dishes. Then ask your wife nicely to put it up there for ya
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Use your man hands.
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Put your purse down before you try to pick it up.
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Go do the dishes. Then ask your wife nicely to put it up there for ya
LOL I was hoping there would be answers like this.

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Well first I don't want anyone to see up my skirt. But aside from that, my back is not what it once was and picking it up over my head is a sure way to end up in the hospital. I figure since you good ole boys can figure out how just about anything that I may as well ask...
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The serious answer is that it is a PITA however you do it. My spare is on the roof of my XJ but since my college age daughter started driving it I've been meaning to move it to a rear carrier to make it easier for her if she ever needs it. I don't think there is any magic that makes it easier to get when on top.
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Fab up a fold down ladder that hooks to the rack? I'm envisioning something similar to a boat ladder that folds down in order to pick up skiers and what not.

Google shows this when searching "roof rack fold down ladder", which is another variation of what I was thinking: http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products...ing-ladder_rfl


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That's pretty slick...
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If you're gonna do that, you may as well have your ladder made from a set of traction ramps.

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How do you climb a ladder no handed with lets say 75 pounds of weight in your hands that if you start leaning (side to side, backward) is going to carry you off? Take videos when you do it, please.
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Good point...

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I don't get the whole "spare on the roof thing" . When I picture myself getting a flat, im sure its not going to be the greatest of wheather conditions and on the side of a road with people passing by at 65+mph . Id rather have it where I can get it over and done with fast .
Yeah I know its cause the tire s too big to fit back there, but a part of me thinks its cause they want to look bigger.

OK, rant over .Have a nice day.

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How about mounting it on the Hood?

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