Originally Posted by ItalianJeeper77
So I purchased the spare tire mount from Yakima and re-drilled the mounting plate to work with the Thule basket! Check it out;
Hey, Hi Italian-job; Lou (Luigi, if you prefer!) from my 'Show & Tell . . .' ! How "uuz" doin' in the "Mich"?
My 2 cents - 'five.7 Hemi' has a point. Probably more to do with, that, I am not a fan of anything rooftop, except maybe a tent. As far as "sticking out," don't Bike Racks stick out far or farther? I know (when I had my Ram 1500) hitch storage baskets & boxes stick out far too, as I had a hinged fold-out basket for the truck. Plan to get another of the same for the G.C. come Spring for my Overland Journey to Colorado & beyond !
You only put the spare "up there" when go on your "excursions," right ? Seems like doing the Hitch thing be easier (on the back & arms) and you'll still have the roof for lots of the camping gear !? Just a thought ! It's ALL good cause it happens on a G.C. !