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Fit of Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier RM-195225 on 2017 Ram ProMaster 2500


I have a 2017 Ram Pro Master 2500 with a 2 inch trailer hitch. The towing is 3500 pounds and I was wondering if the tire on the tire rack would block or prevent seeing the rear license plate on the Pro master. The license plate is located on the lower left door.


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It is likely that a spare tire on a hitch-mount tire carrier such as # RM-195225 that is used on your 2017 Ram ProMaster 2500 van would at least partially bock our left-door-mounted license plate. Just how much is blocked depends on the specific tire size.

The 2017 ProMaster 2500 has one stock tire size, 225/75-16, and this tire's overall diameter is approximately 29-1/4-inches. Half of this diameter, just under 15-inches, would extend to both the right and left sides of the carrier's centerline. You can measure to see how much of the plate this much tire would obscure.

From the centerline of the hitch tube measure to the left (towards the driver's side) 15-inches; this will tell you where the left edge of the tire will be. If you need better visibility for the plate you might use the Curt plate holder # C31002 which can be installed in the tire carrier's receiver opening. This has an offset shank that gives you a choice of two plate positions.

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