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    Steve - This is what I have in mind (borrowing the idea from Jeff - JFF&KRN). I have a rear bumper that holds the sewer hose and I don't want to lose this feature, so will incorporate that into something like Jeff has built. See post #6 https://www.granddesignowners.com/fo...-tire-dropping

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    Yea, I like the slide. That’s a sweat idea. Have not seen that. Well, off to camping world next week.

    Rob,
    Seeings how we all like to spend money. By chance, if you don’t mind. How much did it cost to put the disc brakes on your 303? I’m considering this also. I might wait on this for a year, but Im investigating this upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superduty View Post
    Rob,
    Seeings how we all like to spend money. By chance, if you donít mind. How much did it cost to put the disc brakes on your 303? Iím considering this also. I might wait on this for a year, but Im investigating this upgrade.

    Steve
    Hi Steve - Wandering a bit from the title of this thread, so I will point you back to a thread on disc brakes (there are lots of them!)
    https://www.granddesignowners.com/fo...ht=disc+brakes

    The disc brake kit will run about $1400 to $1600. Installation I have seen quoted from $600 to $1000 . . . I did my own.
    https://www.granddesignowners.com/fo...tem-Hydraulics
    https://www.granddesignowners.com/fo...-System-Wiring

    BTW . . . this upgrade is by far the best value for the money that I have spent on the trailer. I would suggest that this should be near the top of everyone's wish list. The confidence that you can stop when you need to in a emergency is priceless.

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    Thanks Rob.
    I do not remember seeing the cost, however remember the Stop your Trailer web site, and the threads.
    I had a couple times I swear, I push the brake peddle to floor and coming off the seat trying to stop. No accident, at least with the units.
    That’s the reason I run about 62 mph Max, and keep a good distance to the vehicles in front of me.
    I think I hi jacked my own thread. LOL

    On the Spare Tire. I might fab up one of my own, and leave the tire in the area it’s currently at. A little more weight won’t hurt me either way. I will look at the one above by Bal, and get ideas on how to fab up. Something to do next winter. On the low priority list. The Disc Brakes, just got moved up to the top.
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    Have seen the spare mounted in front but that would be in the way off the generator exhaust pipe. Also at least on the Solitude the front is 10" lower that the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cate&Rob View Post
    I expect that GDRV mounts the Reflection spare tire lift mechanism behind the axles because all the space forward of that is filled with tanks. Seee attached picture . . . there is no room between the bathroom grey and the black tanks and to go forward of this would take space from the front storage compartment.

    Based on other discussions on this forum (about losing one tire will overload the other tire on the same side and it will also be short lived) I am thinking that carrying two spares is the right plan. The "easy to get to on the side of the road" spare should be on the back bumper and the second one can be in the OE position for retrieval in a safe area. This also keeps weight off the pin . . . which is important to some of us .

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    Rob- Looking at your photo of the tanks, we're headed to Alaska and many bumpy roads, do you think it would be a good idea to run strapping or some other means of support underneath those tanks?

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    Had the receiver hitch installed at Lippert yesterday, anybody recommend a spare tire mount?
    Ones on Amazon don't thrill me, looking at Camping World later today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John612 View Post
    Rob- Looking at your photo of the tanks, we're headed to Alaska and many bumpy roads, do you think it would be a good idea to run strapping or some other means of support underneath those tanks?

    Thx,
    John
    Hi John - That is what GDRV added to their production process after our trailers were built. The tanks are right above the coroplast, so running some cross bars from frame rail to frame rail under the coroplast would do two things . . . better support the coroplast and provide back-up support for the tanks. I don't think there will be a problem if you are able to tow with tanks empty, but if you get caught needing to travel with significant weight in the tanks, I think the additional supports would be a good idea.

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    Thanks Rob, top of my list.
    John, Susan & Luke
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