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Unread 08-11-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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has anyone replaced the spare tire with storage?

I was thinking about replacing my spare tire with some type of storage box. Has anyone done this, or is there an aftermarket box for this?

-bj

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Unread 08-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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If I need extra room on the back, I use one of those storage platforms which fit into the 2-inch port for a trailer hitch. It makes things very flexible and keeps the spare in place. I even have one that is simply a flat piece of 3/4-inch marine plywood on which I can load just about anything, including deer, using tie-down ropes or bungees.


Incidentally, I also have a trailer hitch port on the front, and the same stuff can be loaded there if you don't mind a longer nose.
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Unread 08-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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I was thinking about replacing my spare tire with some type of storage box. Has anyone done this, or is there an aftermarket box for this?

-bj
I don't know how much space you're hoping to gain, but the Daystar Cam Can Trail Box w/Spare Tire Mount can add some storage back there. Let me know if you're interested in a quote on that box!

-Ryan
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Unread 08-12-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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I was thinking about replacing my spare tire with some type of storage box. Has anyone done this, or is there an aftermarket box for this?

-bj
What exactly are you planning to store there? Small stuff? Suitcases? Tools?
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