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Hitching A Crv With Rear Door Mounted Spare Wheel


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Hi all

 

I use a 2006 Honda CR-V with rear door mounted spare my hitch is also so just purchased the removeable 4x4 handle does it work any tips fed up with taking wheel off

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I seem to remember something about the early Freelancers with a spare wheel mounted on the door and a Alko hitch used to remove a bolt . I know I had the same problem on my Jeep Cherokee but used a spacer which helped with the Winterhoff hitch .

 

Perhaps other member remember it better .

 

 

Dave

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i had this trouble with my freelander so i bought a spacer off ebay you need to work out the width of spacer you need i had to buy 2 high tensile bolts problem solved i think you can buy a shorter hitch handle

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These spacers used to be commonplace, but IIRC, type approval rules effectively outlawed all but the thinnest. 10mm I believe to allow for a protector plate or bike rack.

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I had the 2005 cry diesel with the spare on the back door. I never had any problem with the spare being in the way. I fitted it with a towbar myself which i think was a towsure with a brink removable hitch. I towed a coachman and then a bailey Pegasus without any issues with the spare which was in the hard case.

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I used one of the ALKO 4x4 stabiliser handle for many years no problem.

Just remove the standard handle with a torx 'L' key to remove the bolt. (Keep the handle and bolt safe for when you sell the van)

When you hook up the van, lower the hitch fully onto the ball till the green ring shows.

Push the two levers on the stabiliser down until the resistance is felt. There will now be enough clearance from the spare wheel to apply the handle. Push the levers down until fully engaged and remove the handle. Job Done.

 

To unhitch apply the handle to the stabiliser levers and lift to release the tension. Remove the handle and push the levers back by hand below the spare wheel.

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remove the red handle from the tow hitch, and reinstall the screw to use as a handle - mind for sharp edges. We had the same problem on our defender.

 

worked a treat for us :)

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