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Old 08-31-14, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hello everybody, due to the astronomical cost of petrol in England I am seriously considering having an autogas/lpg conversation on my 2003 rx300. As I would probably put the lpg tank in the spare wheel well I was wondering if anybody has ever come across a tailgate bracket to mount the spare wheel on the back? I would put it on the roof but mine doesn't have the roof bars and the ones I need are very few and far between on ebay.
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The tail gate is hinged horizontally and the weight of spare would be too much. I would go without a spare (carry a cell phone and fix a flat can... I dont like it but it is a solution to a potential problem).

The other option would be to find/create spare on trailer hitch. Would be a hassle getting things in and out of the trunk.

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Thank you for the reply - your right, the door would have to be held in the up and open position, and I would forget to hold it and sooner or later I wallop my head on the bloody thing. I heard of somebody rigging up a bracket in the boot to hold the spare upright. I suppose if I am ever towing the caravan I can throw the spare in the storage bit at the front.
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