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Spare Tire with Tailgate Down?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brp, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    brp

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    On 2005+ Tacomas you cannot access the insert for the spare tire crank when the tailgate is down. I am wondering if anybody has come up with a solution for this? I am getting a truck camper, which is slightly longer than the bed so the tailgate will be down, and I want to be able to get at my spare. Thanks for any help and I will post if I come up with something myself.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    would removing the tailgate help?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    you might have to just make a smaller tool to go under the bed and twist the thing that lets down the tire.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Removing the tailgate would fix the problem but I do like having it there to support the last few inches of the camper and it makes a little back "porch."

    I am going to dig into it this weekend and see how everything is set-up.

    I am sure there is a solution that makes sense, taking the gate off might be it.

    Thanks
     
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