Adding a spare tire to the Travato

The Winnebago Travato does not come with a spare. Some have no problem with this. Some do and have come up with various options. Our Travato came with a bike rack and since we already had a hitch mounted bike rack in the rare event we needed one I decided to use the stock rack to mount a spare.

This is the stock bike rack frame turned upside down, trimmed and re-drilled for the new purpose. I trimmed 3″ off the top of each side and drilled holes 4″ down and added a slot 19-3/8 inches down. I had to Drimmel the bottom plastic seats so the rack would be flush in the new position.

Here is a list of parts:

  1. Superstrut “B” channel 2 x 30” (I had to buy 120” and cut it myself.)
  2. 4 – 1” Pipe clamps Superstrut Z703 1
  3. 3 Cone steel nuts (Comes in pkg of 5 Thomas&Betts ZCM1003/8-10)
  4. 3 Partially threaded bolts (2” grip x ¼” x 3” (Lowes 63327)
  5. 4 Strut end caps for “B” channel (Comes in package of 2 Thomas&Betts SECB-B2-10)
  6. Flat washers x 3
  7. Lock washers x 3
  8. Promaster steel wheel and tire to fit
  9. Tire cover https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MDZLRC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Never trust any one else’s measurements. Measure everything yourself! There are different parts that can do the same thing. If you can find a better way, use it! This has not had the test of time or California highways. Just saying.

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