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Old 02-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #43
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On the other hand, Karl-and as long as you're in "predesign" mode with your Snoozy...

How 'bout this idea:

Put the spare on the tongue, and move the generator AND that awkwardly inside- stowed battery to above the wheels (one on each side). No better place for that hundred-plus pounds of deadweight, which is all taken off the tongue where it presently is. (Some comes back with the spare, of course).

Seems to me like it would be pretty simple to slap a flattop fender/tray on those wheels. For "covers" one could even perhaps use something at least shaped like the existing fender, but with fiberglass sides that match the Snoozy.

Fastening for the cover could just be a simple hinge at the front/hasp at the back....

Whaddaya think?

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #44
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Relocate spare tire

I removed the generator from my snoozy tongue and placed the spare tire there. Just had to make a minor change to the hold down bolts. I prefer the extra inside storage space. I now carry the generator in my suburban. The Honda 2000 watt generator has a gas cap that can be placed in the off position, no gas fumes whatsoever
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #45
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That's an idea Francesca Knowles.
Something I probably would not have thought of.
I've added that to my ideas folder.
I'm also getting a square bumper added to the back and I'm thinking I can maybe attach a spare tire holder that boat trailers have and put a fancy spare cover over the tire. I'll have to see when I get it if it can take the weight.

Starting out I'll probably do as djcolson just said as I'm getting a LEER cap for my tv.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:57 PM   #46
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Great ideas! I think putting the spare on the tongue might work. I do not have a generator so any ideas on how to to secure the tire to the tongue is appreciated.

I was also thinking that a storage box on the tongue (like Escape Industries offers) would also be very useful. (Alan/Nicholas - any way to make a storage box for us?)

Meanwhile, I just purchased a cap (A.R.E) and should have it in 2-3 weeks. With the extra room I can now take the spare in the bed and still have lots of room. I'll only carry the spare when towing the Snoozy.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #47
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I have one of these on my utility trailer.
I store lug wrench, ropes, tie downs, etc. in it.

Locking Steel Trailer Tongue Box
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #48
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Snoozie spare

What I chose to do, cover being made to match.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #49
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Thanks for the photos TLG4FUN.
We just got home this afternoon.
I was wondering how that would look.
I found spare carriers as that and was wondering how it would look,
and which side would look the best. Look very workable.
Be sure and post a pic of the new cover. That yellow really makes
the graphics pop.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:57 PM   #50
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I've often thought that to be the ideal place for a spare. Provides additional underneath storage space for items that are likely lighter than a spare tire.
Please provide the technical info as to how you mounted it without stressing fiberglass.
Good job!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #51
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What I chose to do...
Nice and tidy... but why so far back and so high?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #52
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What I chose to do, cover being made to match.
With the new cover......

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Old 08-31-2013, 10:58 PM   #53
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Please let us know how you mounted the spare to the fiberglass. I want to get the tire out of the storage area. The one time I needed to get to the spare, it was a major pain. Where did you purchase the bracket? Did you install wood "backing" inside the shell to help with the weight. Please respond. Thanks.
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I think this is what TLG4FUN used Draw Tite 6715 Spare Tire Carrier | eBay I think I am going to mount mine in front of the fender and use a different bracket either this Enclosed Trailer Spare Tire Mount | eBay or this Spare Tire Mount 5x4 5 | eBay probably the later I put a diamond plate tongue box matchies the fenders
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Thanks. I was hoping he read these posts, or the Lilsnoozyclub help section. I guess I'll decide whether or not to install wood backing. That's a lot of weight just hanging off the fiberglass and a lot of stress from bouncing the trailer. I like that plate unit and will install mine just back of the right side fender. Happy Trails.
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future LilSnoozy owners- you may want Nick and his crew to fiberglass in some support for the spare mount on future models
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