Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Corcomi

Spare tire cover and bike rack

Recommended Posts

I was doing a checkup before heading to Florida and decided to see if the spare tire was properly filled with air.

 

I have the Oliver made bike rack (2017) with the dual Thule installed bike holders, and when i tried to take the fiberglass cover

 

on the spare i wasn't able to do it. It seems as if the bike rack doesn't allow for the for that to happen unless i take off the whole

 

bike rack. Anybody have this problem? Solution?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That rack was not designed to allow access to the spare tire without removing it first.

  • Thanks 1

Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

      ALAKAZARCACOCTDEFLGAIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMA       ABBCMBNSYTsm.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have the same bike rack and regret not having them "show" us how to remove and replace it during delivery. Once I got it home I decided to do it so it would not be a new procedure at the time we had a flat tire and needed to do it. It was VERY DIFFICULT to get the bike rack off. There were shavings from the drilling left in the square tubing that made it a challenge. This is not a simple one man job in my opinion....at least not ours!

 

I recommend anyone that has this rack to do that drill so you can understand the level of effort it will take to do the job.

  • Thanks 1

Darrell & Kathy


2013 F-250 Diesel 6.7


2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II (Hull #319)


https://www.blogger.com/profile/02054187086533485920


 d

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually travel alone and I agree that getting a flat tire and trying to pull out the bike rack will be a difficult chore . What iris me is that Oliver doesn't let you know and it's a "surprise!" when you are faced with the issue .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes it is a bi**h to get off. I removed mine just before my last trip, not sure I could have removed it with out the 4x4 I had on hand. I thought it was due to my install, as I did the mounting, modification for my Thule rack, and all the drilling and such. Guess its a problem on most of them.

 

Before I reinstall I will flat file all the surfaces on the "male" ends, and liberally apply some aluminum specific grease.  With a little more tolerance in the fit and some lube I hope to leave the 4x4 at home...….

 

 

20180724_101414.thumb.jpg.60fcd19ea3cf5cc13119d6d022254319.jpg


Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax 

"Die young - As late as possible"

ALAZARCACOFLIDMTNVNMOKORTNTXUTWAWYd56201524964bac5483378b34b491562080842sm.jpg

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine also has to be beaten out with a mallet.  I suspect that the receivers are slightly twisted, which jams the thing in there.  I tried some lithium grease on mine and it didn’t help a lick.  Maybe I’ll try a different kind.


Snowball • 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the new bike rack on order as part of our 2019 delivery in January.

 

Does anyone know if the square tubing is 6061-T6's? The inside & outside dimensions?  In other words, how much 'play' for sliding?

 

When removing the bike rack, it seems that the pulling force on both sides must be absolutely perpendicular to the crossbar to avoid sticking --   perhaps inducing a rapid vibration of some kind while pulling would help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The tubing is 6061-T6 and the frame ends that go into the reciever blocks are machined on all four sides a very small amount but enough to create an edge that stops the travel into the receiver  blocks and interestingly with no radius on the corners. To remove the frame from the receiver blocks loosen the  nuts on the bolts that run vertically through the frame that hold the receiver blocks in place.  This allow for the blocks to slightly move when sliding the  frame out. A rubber mallet strike aft on the frame is helpful. I would file a small radius on the frame ends that insert into the blocks and lube.

 

 

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Roadrunner


Legacy Elite II Hull # TB, / TV :White 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty Platinum


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 It seems as if the bike rack doesn’t allow for the for that to happen unless i take off the whole bike rack. Anybody have this problem? Solution?

 

1: Remove spare tire cover, clean, wrap and store it on a secure shelf in your garage.

 

2: http://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/howw-to-service-your-spare-tire-without-removing-it/

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1: Remove spare tire cover, clean, wrap and store it on a secure shelf in your garage.

 

 

 

Personally I  prefer the looks of the tire cover. Without the cover the Ollie looks a little barren. I'll get around to remedying the carrier issue, its not rocket science. In the mean time, I'm enjoying the Ollie - here and there, and beyond.

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax 

"Die young - As late as possible"

ALAZARCACOFLIDMTNVNMOKORTNTXUTWAWYd56201524964bac5483378b34b491562080842sm.jpg

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...