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    Posted: 01 Dec 2023 at 9:12am
Maybe set the empty tank inside the door as the last thing you do as you close the door.  Or in the bath. We put things in the bath that we don't want to slide.  I put my rear jacks inside on the floor when underway and they don't move which is surprising.


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By putting the spare under your camper, how much room do you have from the spare bracket to the ground?  Have you ever run over anything that hit the spare?

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I have not measured it, but there are other things that hang lower, so I haven't worried about it. We've never hit anything with it.

Ok, thanks.  I worry for nothing sometimes. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlueGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2023 at 10:32am
Originally posted by Kee

By putting the spare under your camper, how much room do you have from the spare bracket to the ground?  Have you ever run over anything that hit the spare?

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I have not measured it, but there are other things that hang lower, so I haven't worried about it. We've never hit anything with it.
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By putting the spare under your camper, how much room do you have from the spare bracket to the ground?  Have you ever run over anything that hit the spare?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlueGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2023 at 11:28am
Originally posted by EchoGale

Some folks have also relocated the spare under the pod...there are brackets made specifically for that
That's what we did with our R179. We put a hide-a-spare under the area beneath the entrance. Bonus feature is that it holds up that large unreinforced area of the floor.
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I have a similar looking, 12 gal, I think, tank that fits behind my spare without an extender. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EchoGale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2023 at 4:47pm
Some folks have also relocated the spare under the pod...there are brackets made specifically for that
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I still wouldn't do it because of the large moment arm. If you want to carry something like that, I would reinforce the back part of the Rpod frame and put a 2" receiver in there like a few people have done.
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Yes, it's just too transport the empty tank :)
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Good idea, but à don't know if I can put the extension after the spare. I will check. 
With the U bolt it doesn't seem to be too heavy.
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