Moving spare tire

Discussion in 'A-Frame PopUps' started by Birdwoman26, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Birdwoman26

    Birdwoman26 New Member

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    Has anyone moved their spare tire to the back bumper on your Aliner? Ours is on the front and there is way too much tongue weight with the battery and 2 gas tanks. Looking at the pictures of a 2012 they all show the tire on the tongue. Was there a reason for this? It looks like there is a place on the back to put it.
     
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    The official word from Columbia Northwest is that the tire was placed either on the bumper or on the tongue to optimize the correct tongue weight. This was determined on an individual trailer/model basis.

    Did it mount on the tongue when new?
     
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    It was like that when we bought it used. Even after filling up the water tank, there is a definite slant down to the hitch and our TV is way down in the back.
     
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    That doesn't mean much. You are towing with a minivan which has very soft suspension.

    Does your Aliner have the hitch receiver under a C-channel bumper or a regular square bumper?

    What is the tongue weight? I weigh the tongue of our Aliner with a bathroom scale that is rated for 350 pounds.

    What is the tow rating and tongue weight rating for your minivan?
     

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