Originally Posted by imhighlander
1) Are you SURE you want a spare tire in the cargo area? They take up a lot of room, more than you think. The only time you'll need that spare is when you're fully loaded (it seems) and you get to unpack and repack added to changing it...
(years ago, MAF or SOR (I forget) had an inside tire mount so I bought it. (for my 55) PIA and I hated it. Still have it, but just use it for a tie down.)
B) As your tires grow, the spare just takes up more space, valuable interior space.
III) Skip the middle steps. Save up for a bumper mounted spare mount. I have tried all the spots for a spare, (underneath, roof, inside, outside) out back is the only spot for a spare.