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Hi All. I'm planning to get a Limited with the Vacuum, which means it won't come with a spare tire. I see the inflatable spare tire kit is available to purchase separately, but it obviously can't be mounted in its intended spot because the vacuum is there. Does anyone know if it would fit in one of the 2nd row Stow-N-Go floor wells when the seats are up? I may not keep it there all the time but would be nice to put there on trips for peace of mind if it fits.
 

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Yeah, it certainly looks like it would fit, but it's tough to tell without a frame of reference. Looking at the rear panel where the vacuum is, that spot doesn't look any bigger than the Stow-N-Go well to me though. Anyone have spare tire and want to give it a fit test? :)
 

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Go to a dealer and find a model with the compact spare. Remove it and plop it in the stow-n-go well. And be sure to have someone film the looks on the dealer staff faces :)

Please be sure to return compact spare to initial location.

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Not sure if they'll let me do that, but it's certainly an idea.
 

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Thanks. I had seen that picture, but it's still hard to tell if it would fit.
 

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One thought, call the parts dep't at a dealer and if they have one in stock, ask them to measure it. At this point though, I'm betting they don't have any just based on twice waiting for some common part replacement.
 

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I tried this very thing. It lays down in the well, but the floor board won't fold flat on top of it. It looks like the rim is about a half inch too deep. I'm pretty sure I flipped it and tried it laying both ways. Also, I only tried it on the driver's side.

We're still going to order one and put it in the well during trips, but the floor won't be flat over it.
 

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We're still going to order one and put it in the well during trips, but the floor won't be flat over it.
Me too! Thanks for checking this out. I love the vacuum but worry about long trips to remote areas w/o a spare. Sounds like an okay compromise to me.
 

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Maybe there is a zippered bag where you can simply put the spare in the cargo area. Or if you have a roof box the. It can surely go there. :)
 

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I tried this very thing. It lays down in the well, but the floor board won't fold flat on top of it. It looks like the rim is about a half inch too deep. I'm pretty sure I flipped it and tried it laying both ways. Also, I only tried it on the driver's side.

We're still going to order one and put it in the well during trips, but the floor won't be flat over it.
Thanks for trying this. It's a bummer that it doesn't fit cleanly, but it sounds like it would be manageable in a pinch. I wish they had just put the spare tire on the opposite side of the vacuum.
 

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The no spare folks actually do get an inflator that includes tire sealant. Mine has it at least.
 

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I didn't get a spare tire with my Pacifca but I did get this neat inflator. The knob at the top left switches to "slime mode".
 

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That slime is better than nothing, but still not a substitute for a spare tire. It will only work for small leaks and will likely destroy the TPMS sensor.
 

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I heard that slime can harden in your tire and make it unbalanced if you drive for too long and I think driving on an unbalanced wheel can create further problems. It's one of the reasons why I preferred those patch kits, doesn't take long to patch and the kit is small enough that it fits in your glove box.
 

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I bought my Ltd off the lot, so had no choice of specs. I doubt if I will ever use the vacuum, but I would really feel safer with a spare tire. So I was thinking of removing the vacuum and installing the Mopar spare into the space. May eventually need to buy the correct rear panel (Mopar # 5RK06PD2AC).



Any comments?


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I was thinking of removing the vacuum and installing the Mopar spare into the space. May eventually need to buy the correct rear panel (Mopar # 5RK06PD2AC)
I just bought the inflatable spare tire kit (even though I don't have the van yet). It looks like it comes with everything you would need except the rear panel. For the tire kit and the rear panel, you're probably looking at around $400.

I do want to keep the vac, so I'm hoping I find a good spot to put the spare. If the Stow-N-Go well is the best place, I'll probably just end up taking it with me on longer trips.
 
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