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Purchased the SC so I can tow a small travel trailer. The spare tire is not a full size spare; has anyone considered replacing the current spare with a full size tire and rim? Will it even fit in the current space?
 

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I know this threads a little old, but I can definitively answer. Yes, a full size spare will fit (18" wheels with stock tire size) but not with the Curt hitch (and I'd assume OEM). Here's a pic with hitch not installed. It doesn't hang as low as it looks, there's not really a change to overall ground clearance.
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I know this threads a little old, but I can definitively answer. Yes, a full size spare will fit (18" wheels with stock tire size) but not with the Curt hitch (and I'd assume OEM). Here's a pic with hitch not installed. It doesn't hang as low as it looks, there's not really a change to overall ground clearance.
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This is interesting. Is that spare tire the same ~30" diameter as the OEM tires?

When I was under my SC installing a trailer hitch I measured the distance from the suspension crossbar to the rear body/bumper as ~29". I assumed a OEM full size spare would not fit.
 

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This is interesting. Is that spare tire the same ~30" diameter as the OEM tires?

When I was under my SC installing a trailer hitch I measured the distance from the suspension crossbar to the rear body/bumper as ~29". I assumed a OEM full size spare would not fit.
Yes, it's an 18" Palisade rim with a 245/60/R18. I think they are supposed to be a 29" diameter. You'll notice it's offset slightly, and it just barely fit.
 

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Yes, it's an 18" Palisade rim with a 245/60/R18. I think they are supposed to be a 29" diameter. You'll notice it's offset slightly, and it just barely fit.
That's wonderful! I will let my brother know. He doesn't plan to put a hitch on his, only the 4-way trailer light computer module and a light bar between the tailgate and bumper like many have done. Great to have a full size.
 

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Shucks, I have the Curt hitch. They really should have capacity for a full size spare due to towing
FWIW I've considered putting an slighty smaller "real" fullsize spare on mine with the trailer hitch just in case I need it when on the back roads. An equal diameter fullsize spare would be ideal, but unless I decide to carry one in the bed on those trips, a real tire (even if slighty smaller) is better than that light weight donut that comes with it.

It might work as food if I get stranded though! :ROFLMAO:
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Will a full-size fit in the stock location with the hitch if you deflate it first? Carry an air compressor so you can fill it on the side of the road.

Is there ANY brand of hitch that will allow a full-size to fit in the stock location?

Thanks,
Mike
 
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