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Item # RM-195225
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The sturdy Roadmaster spare tire carrier allows you to carry a spare tire for your RV or motor home while retaining use of your hitch for mounting accessories or flat towing. Holds 16" to 24-1/2" spares with any bolt hole pattern.
The Roadmaster spare tire carrier not only gives you extra room inside your RV by letting you mount your spare tire on the back, but it also provides a 2" hitch extension that lets you mount a tow bar or other hitch-mounted accessories. Flat tow your car or attach your bike rack or a cargo carrier for even more storage for your trip.
The Roadmaster spare tire carrier will make a great addition to your RV. This easy-to-use carrier simply slides into your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Just line up the holes on the carrier and the receiver and thread in the included anti-rattle hitch pin to secure the carrier to your RV.
Once the carrier is mounted in your hitch you can remove the safety bolt on the carrier's mast, pull the spring-loaded handle on the rear of the carrier, and pivot the carrier to either side and down to the ground.
Once the carrier is resting on the ground, you can mount your spare tire. Just roll the spare over to the carrier and align the 2 lug holes in the wheel that are most opposite each other with the corresponding slots in the wheel mount. The lug nut matrix design of the spare tire carrier fits all bolt hole patterns on 16" - 24-1/2" wheels.
Before lifting up the spare tire carrier, pull out the lever bar and secure it to the carrier mast in the extended position using the included safety pin. Then use the extension lever to raise the carrier up to the vertical position. Once the release handle locks back into place, secure the spare tire carrier with the safety bolt before driving.
When loaded, the spare tire carrier is still easy to lower and raise. The extension lever allows for better control of the carrier as it is being maneuvered. Lowering your carrier, loaded or unloaded, will allow access to your RV's rear compartments without having to take off your spare tire or the carrier.
Video of Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier w/ 2" Receiver Opening - 2" Hitches
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Today we're going to be taking a look at the Road Master Spare Tire Carrier. This is a heavy-duty, universal style spare tire carrier. Fits 16" up to 24-1/2 inch wheels, part number on it is RM-195225. What our cargo carrier's going to do is solve the problem of not having an on-board spare tire. We can put it right here on the back of the RV, that way if we do have the unfortunate event of a blowout or a flat, either roadside assistance, yourself, we can have our tire, get it changed, and get back on the road. It's also going to help us out with controlling the cost of what that tire's going to run so we don't have to worry about really high-priced things that we might find along the Interstate in emergency kind of situations. The receiver portion of the spare tire carrier, it's no slouch. This is going to offer a 10,000 pound gross towing weighting, it's also going to give us a 400 pound tongue weight rating, so that's the maximum downward force we can put here on the receiver tube opening.
Even if we're dinghy towing cars or flat towing cars, whether we've got a cargo carrier maybe that we want to put in here. Even light-duty trailers and boats if the tongue weight doesn't exceed that 400 pounds we'll be able to put it right in here. We've got nice dual 5/8" diameter pinholes here, works great with their class 3 accessories; if you want to do an anti-rattle bolt or something for a carrier. Also the Quiet Hitch, it'll go right around the end here and secure our tow bars, secure our cargo carriers and things like that to keep everything from moving around too much. This is a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening so tons of accessories out there on the market that we can put right in. The quality of construction here is pretty evident.
These tires can get pretty heavy, we all know that. You've got very nice heavy-duty thick plate steel on all the components. This is going to stay affixed to your camper, we're going to have this here so the weight's not really too much of an issue after you get it up there initially the first time. Then the welds that we're going to see all the way around here, really well done. We've also got a heavy-duty black powder-coat finish so this will stay looking good for a long time to come. Here you can see the anti-rattle bolt, this does an excellent job of keeping our spare tire carrier nice and steady while we're heading down the road.
We don't have any of that wiggling, we don't have any of that shifting back here. What this does is it draws the shank of the carrier right over against the receiver tube of the hitch, it's going to keep everything nice and steady. Show you here. Loosen it up just a touch. You can see with the bolt loose.
See how much movement and play that there'd be there Just be a less than ideal situation heading down the road. With our anti-rattle bolt torqued back down to specification, here you can see, right back, nice and steady, ready to head down the road. Then for securing it on the other side, we'll just insert the clip right through the pre-drilled hole in our bolt. When we do have a flat and need to get to our spare it's going to be really easy to do. We're going to take a 19mm socket and first loosen the safety bolt on the back. With our bolt removed we'll begin to lift our arm, or our level into its upright position here. We've got a pin that has a clip attached to it, like one of the D-clips. Just extend our arm up there, get it locked back into position with the clip, lift the pin lever here on the backside. Then you can see here, even with the ladder on the back we've got clearance on the backside to lower it down. It allows us to go both directions here, so no matter if we needed access into the engine compartment on the back or there's a storage compartment on this side, or on that side, or if our ladder was larger, if we had a grill on the side, this gives us full flexibility of going either direction with it so we don't have to worry about interference. Just lift the lever, allow the pin to fall back into place on the backside, we then re-insert our safety bolt. The pin holds it into position so we don't have to worry about holding this here while we're trying to get our bolt installed or anything like that. We'll tighten that down, lower our handle, and we're ready to head right back down the road . just like that. Here you can see we've got a dual hole setup on our shank. We've got the option of using the first hole as long as the end of our receiver tube opening is going to come past that second hole. If it doesn't completely cover our hole, then we're going to use the one in the front. You simply slide the shank in, line up our pinholes, and thread in our bolt. Here on the backside of the carrier, you can see why they'll go anywhere from 16 up to 24" in rim width. We're going to have two fixed holes here, and then we'll use the opposing side slot for whatever is going to match up with our tire the best. For our larger tires with the bigger bolt pattern we're going to be using this one and this one. For our more smaller tires that have a narrower bolt pattern, we'll be using the opposite set. Very universal, those are going to be able to go in out quite a bit to accommodate all those different rim sizes. Now that we've gone over all the great features of our carrier and we've seen how it works, let's go ahead and we'll head out. We're going to hook up our flat tow car to it and take it around and see how it works out. Now all we have to do is come out to our RV, bring our tow bar of course, we'll slide it right in allowing one of the two holes to line up, and then, of course secure it with our clip. Let's go ahead and get our car hooked up, and of course this could just as easily be a cargo carrier, we could be putting our ball mount in here, getting it secured so we can hook up our trailer or our boat. Whatever your situation is, just a really simple addition to use. Here you can see as we're cruising around, we just don't have any shifting or any movement at all out of the spare tire carrier. It's really a great, solid choice for transportation. Now that we've had a good look at it and we've seen how useful it is with having our spare tire handy at all times, that's going to complete today's look at the Road Master Spare Tire Carrier, part number RM-195225.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (14 Customer Reviews)The sturdy Roadmaster spare tire carrier allows you to carry a spare tire for your RV or motor home while retaining use of your hitch for mounting accessories or flat towing. Holds 16" to 24-1/2" spares with any bolt hole pattern.
The product has held up well, we haven't needed the spare tire it's carrying yet, but it's there when we need it. The handle and hinge make it fairly easy to handle the weight of a large RV tire. It still takes some muscle, but nothing like lifting the tire up would be. However, we carry a 19.5" steel RV wheel and tire on it, and it's all together it's pretty heavy, perhaps 200lb, total. Our Hidden Hitch receiver ( custom to our Holiday Rambler ) was rated for 500lb of tongue weight, but this broke it in just 2000 miles of driving. This forced us to load the tire into our towed car and drive it separately from the RV for 500 miles to get to a welder that built us a brand new $1000 hitch receiver. If you use one of these, keep an eye on it and be sure your receiver is up to the task of carrying the weight. Measure the distance between this and the back of the RV and if it starts to sag, get the receiver looked at ASAP. 250021
The Roadmaster Hitch Spare Tire Carrier is a great addition to my 33' Thor Class C Motorhome. The carrier allows for space to be saved in one of my storage compartments so I can store other related camping equipment. The design makes for easy lowering or raising of the spare tire. I have had three back surgeries so this is a great addition. My order was backordered but I was kept informed of the status and was notified when the order was shipped. The product arrived packed securely and the instructions were easy to follow for installation on my hitch. It works great with the vehicle I flat tow behind the Motorhome. I am very please with the product and the service provided by etrailer on my order. It is a great piece of mind carrying my spare tire when I travel. 258057
by: Darrell t. Brown10/09/2015
I am very satisfied with this product. It solved my spare tire issue. I have a 2015 Newmar Dutch Star and it fit very well THANKS for offering this product and having it at a great price and quick delivery. 229637
We fitted the Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier to our Tiffin Breeze to give us the comfort of having a fully fitted spare wheel during our Alaskan adventure. Whilst we did not damage any tires on that trip we have now returned to Australia with our Tiffin and will be travelling in remote areas where a spare is sensible risk management. etrailer once again were excellent to deal with - good price, quick and efficient service. 246376
Product works as advertised and I am generally pleased. However if you have a diesel engine with rear engine access and 22.5" tires you will not be able to open rear engine access hood. The tire carrier does pivot and lower in either direction but with large tires it does not lower enough to open engine access to check fluids. Demonstration video was made with much smaller tires. 250351
by: Mike A06/25/2016
I had a need to carry a spare for a motor home and had no area large enough to carry a 295/80/22.5 this worked great. I bought it from etrailer because i had bought several other items in the past and as usual i got a great price shipping was included and i received it in a few days. i installed it in a about a hour. all-around great experience from start to finish. 265072
by: Phillip W.08/21/2016
Excellent construction and quality. Study. Much thought and design given to eliminate "rattle factor". Now we have peace of mind that we have a spare IF ever needed. 286115
by: Don A.08/04/2016
This spare tire unit was easy to put on my Motorhome. It works great and is built very well. Etrailer got the unit shipped very quickly and it arrived via UPS on time and in good condition. 279435
by: Dave S09/23/2016
Great product, well built, only wish the had the receiver straight out, my RV is low and when I enter some gas stations I drag on the receiver. other then that it is great.. thanks 298181
by: Ron W.07/16/2016
Was easy to put together and install, on a trip will see how it holds up, so far so good. A lot easier and cheaper than having a bracket fabricated under the motorhome. 272702
Perfect fit great product. The main mounting bolt was too short, I called Roadmaster and a longer bolt was sent out . Super fast delivery 231332
by: Mike T08/12/2016
Attached to RV with bike rack working petfectly. Traveled over 10,000 miles no problems at all. Had to use spare and easy on and off 283167
by: F. L. Holly03/03/2016
Everything that I have ordered from "etrailer" has been as advertised. Outstanding quality and service! 239465
Well made excellent product 306696
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