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Author Topic: What do you put in your spare tire compartment if you don't have a spare?  (Read 3522 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 07:05:22 PM »

Jack, looks really good. I noticed the rope lights under your bumper. Pretty nice...

God bless,

John
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 09:35:52 PM »

Jack, Now that's thinking outside of the box! Or in this case inside. Great idea!
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2009, 05:02:03 AM »

On my MCI 7 that is where the radiator for the Kabota generator is.

We installed our generator radiator and fan in the rear wall of this compartment before building the slide-out tray.  Actually, we made a new rear compartment wall with the generator radiator instaslled in the wall and the fan inside the compartment (behind the tray). the fan pulls air from inside the compartment (plenty of air inlet area on under the bumper on either side of the tray) and pushes the air through the radiator.  Jack
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2009, 07:18:42 AM »

I did some work on an Eagle entertainer that had the generator radiator and fan in the tire compartment.  It was so packed full of leave, mud, and crud that the fan had stalled.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2009, 07:30:13 PM »

I keep a box full of money to pay for the new recap tire that they gouged me for that I'll have to replace asap.  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2009, 07:31:40 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2009, 04:35:19 AM »

I did some work on an Eagle entertainer that had the generator radiator and fan in the tire compartment.  It was so packed full of leave, mud, and crud that the fan had stalled.

   Just curious, which way was the fan moving the air. Our fan is inside the compartment and pushes air throp0ugh the radiator into the area around the front axle. So far, we have never had any debris in the rad or radiator. 
  We did have to install a deflector on our basement AC discharge under the bus to prevent leaves & debris from being stirred up and pulled into the AC condenser air inlet.  Jack
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009, 05:18:09 AM »

Jack,

I'm sorry, I really don't remember.  I know it was using a 12 volt automotive fan, I think blowing out the bottom.  It wasn't so much a design problem as it was lack of maintenance.  I don't think the compartment had been opened in years.  Until the generator quit, nobody looked.
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