The new configuration of the half swing tire carrier will
accommodate a wide range of tire sizes. The Swing fully opens and locks in
three different positions for hatch access. Now with an improved dampened latch
for less vibration and noise, our postless design will work with all bumper
styles. Black hammertone powdercoat finish for durability.
This tire mount accessory works with both the Rocky Mountain Westy Swing-Away
Carrier and in conjunction with the universal mounting plate for our Switchback Rack
Carrier System. This innovative
mounting system allows you to mount a wide range of spare tires to the back of
your van. Our new design is extendable for use with larger size off-road tires.
The photos above illustrate how to configure the hardware for the extended
Wondering which side to get? Here are a couple of
things to consider. This swing-away tire carrier will end up obstructing a
small part of the rear window (see photos). Many people with Westys or Vans
with the rear cabinets choose to mount it on the Driver's side since their view
is already partially obstructed by the cabinets anyways. Another reason to
mount it on the Driver's side is that if you are planning on getting one of our
other swing options (such as the Swing with tray), some people like to have
that Swing out on the Passenger side so that it is most convenient to access
while camping since most camp stuff happens on the sliding door side. However,
it is good to keep in mind that if you are on the side of the road changing a
tire, and the Swing is mounted on the Driver's side, it will swing out toward
the road, so you have to be a little more careful. Thus, some people choose to
mount it on the Passenger side so that they have a free range of movement away
from the road if they need to change the tire. Which side you choose will just
depend on your personal preference.
North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico) share a common size license plate that
is 12" x 6" or roughly 152.5mm x 305mm. The United Kingdom uses a
rear plate that is 21" x 6," or roughly 533.5mm x 152.5mm, and the
Euro license plate is 20.5" x4.5" or roughly 521mm x 114.5mm. Because
of the North American license plate's discrepancy versus UK/Euro plates, we
have made some latch posts to accommodate the longer plates. In the dropdown
menu below, please choose the corresponding latch post for your license plate.
For reference on the UK/Euro post, stand behind your van facing towards the
front. For the left-hand side, order the left post and for the right-hand side,
order the right post.
Powder Coated Product Return Policy:
A mandatory 5% restocking fee is applied to all powder coated
products being returned for store credit.