I have been considering that. I see a lot of Aliners with the spare mounted on the the side of the tongue. If I could move it, it makes the tongue a little heavy with a spare, two propane tanks, and a battery, but the TV has plenty of capacity for that. If I had the hollow metal mounting tube for the spare cut off the bumper, then the bike rack would fit without an extension. I could then further stabilize the entire rack and keep it from pitching side to side with a cable on each side hooked to the bumper.