Still need to buy the spare tire to go on the rim, and the continental cover kit. This will free up a lot of room in the basement storage area that we had figured for a spare tire once we go full timing. Plus the added weight to the front of the rig helps with handling, as Safari’s are notorious for being back heavy. Unless we are riding with tanks full of propane, full fuel and full fresh water (all which are located in the front) we do feel a difference in handling.
The weight of this spare tire can help offset the weight on the back for the scooter and rack. The 22.5 tires weigh over 150 pounds and Steveio figured out a good way to lift or lower the tire from the rack... scroll down to see!
He measured carefully and made up this bracket himself.
Then he cut the hole through the fiberglass.. drilling pilot holes first and using a sawsall to cut the lines. I held my breath the entire time!
(he said these are locking nuts that won’t rattle loose from vibrations)
We will also have to relocate the front license plate bracket. If we get some cool picture painted on the tire cover kit, then we can put the license plate to one side.
someone told me the imaginary tire needed raised white letters...
heh heh heh