When it gets real annoying is when you're one of those people who believe in checking the air in the spare regularly.It's not THAT bad. Winch it down, use the handle to grab the tire, fold the hook and stuff it through the wheel, then reverse the winch. Would be better if it was a full size though.
Whoever's twin brother deleted the spare wheel all together and provided a jackless system with a can of air.Whoever designed the screwy undercarriage compact spare storage on these minivans needs a beating.
That's what I said.
Make sure you get a large "Christmas tree fastener" before you do. You'll want to use it to lock the rotation on the wheel inside the cover. I had a hole between the lugs on my 16", but my 17" had to use the lug hole. No sense cutting the window if the tire spins around raising it up.That's good. I know what Im doing saturday morning. Thx.
I had my '07 T & C for 13 years before passing it on to my daughter and during that time, I would check the spare every 2-3 months and bring it up to just over 60psi. However, I soon got fed up using the factory rod system with the plastic handle so I came up with a simple alternative. I used a 18" extension rod that would normally be used with 1/2" sockets and placed the female end over the square winch 'nut'. I then used a 9/16" ratcheting wrench (the double -ended type) over the male end and found that it was a good bit easier and quicker to drop and raise the spare wheel. Both items were kept under the floor, even with the stow-n-go seat sometimes in place and were easier to access than opening up the flimsy plastic cover in the trunk.When it gets real annoying is when you're one of those people who believe in checking the air in the spare regularly.