True, but it also raises the height of the rear cargo area's floor, and it makes using nets impossible, as it blocks the anchors for them.The Aussie XV has a taller Styrofoam around the spare. thats why they can carry a full size spare. if the US can get those foam parts we can do it too. someone in here has done it before but i cant find the thread.
I have literally spent that last hour looking into making one of these. I was just going to ask you if you ever got it. Kinda weird timing, lol. I really think I can make one, but for $235, I think I'll just buy one, considering I already have front bumper and lift projects in the works.So, after much waiting and a good amount of fine tuning I now have my tire mount. I had to cut one bolt down so the wedge lock system to tighten the carrier to the receiver didn't poke a hole into the muffler. It also required a little adjustment of the holes for the bolts to get the wheel to fit on there. It is also a DIY paint project. I moved the license plate to th bumper and bolted it in through the plastic. The light is wired to the trailer light harness I installed.
Did wondering if you went with Hitchgate. I'm considering and also have concerns about bike rack mount. Do you opt for the swing gate option?the only issue i have with the Knuckle Bone is you loose the use of the hitch with it. the HitchGate still has a 2 inch receiver on it so i can put my bike rack on there
So you would have purchased the Hitchgate Swing instead or in addition to the Solo?What I spent my time doing this past weekend... It took about 9 weeks to arrive. In hindsight, I would have ordered with the extra swing receiver for my bike carrier.
I found this thread, but it does not appear that anyone was able to supply the foam part number for the Australian piece nor does it appear that anyone took a picture with the floor completely covering a full-size tire.The Aussie XV has a taller Styrofoam around the spare. thats why they can carry a full size spare. if the US can get those foam parts we can do it too. someone in here has done it before but i cant find the thread.
I am still looking for a photo of how this makes the interior look.True, but it also raises the height of the rear cargo area's floor, and it makes using nets impossible, as it blocks the anchors for them.
It's regrettable that you have to compromise for a full-size spare.
It's the Hitchgate Solo High Clearance (offset), paired with a Curt 13382 receiver (under bumper, not Eco). I wanted the spare carrier level with bottom of the bumper. This configuration lines up nicely. They also offer an option for the Swing Gate add ($69.99 US) to enable additional receiver swing-out for mounted options like bike racks. Wish I would have added after I tried to have my Thule swing away rack, which obstructions the tire by about 1.5"... Lesson learned. It took months to get this version, not worth additional wait for occasional dual use (IMHO).I am curious, is that the Hitchgate Solo? With which hitch mount is it paired? Why did you opt for this over the Hitchgate Offset?
Do you think it would be possible to order an overseas part or custom make an insert to allow for a full-size spare?Keep in mind that that thread is from 2014, so it is not a 2018+ in the pictures. I was just recently able to try putting my stock tire in the spare well of my '20 and it did not fit even with 0 PSI. This was due to the diameter of the tire.
I'm also interested in a full size spare option that isn't too pricey and that doesn't increase noise and hurt MPGs and clearance.