Re: 1995 F-150 spare tire
I second that...if you EVER have to F$#@ with that spare carrier in lousy weather(murphys law) you will do one of two things:
1) drop/clean/lubricate it several times a year, and carry coveralls behind the seat, or-
2) throw it as far as humanly possible and strap the spare in the bed.
My 93 f150 had a flat on of course one of the worst winter days, couldnt get the rusted thing down, ended up limping home on the flat, with my nice cloth seats soaked in mud/slush freezing my a$$ off...took the hacksaw to it and havent seen it since. what in the heck were they thinking...surely the newer ones are better, but as its a truck, I'll prefer to keep mine in the relatively clean/dry bed from now on thankyou.
If you decide to use the carrier-do yourself a favor and carry a can of fix-a-flat : )
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