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Will Yakima Spare Tire Carrier Work on SkinnyWarrior Roof Cargo Basket

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Hello, This product says it is compatible with the Yakima skinny warrior cargo carrier. I was under the impression that the skinny warrior was too narrow to accommodate a full size spare tire. Does this product somehow get around this? RPWC. Can you tell me how this item attaches to the roof rack? I’m trying to figure out if it can be modified for use on another brand of roof rack. Thank you.

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The Yakima SkinnyWarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket # Y07014 is just 23 inches wide, so it would only be able to accommodate a small trailer tire with the Spare Tire Carrier for Yakima Roof Cargo Baskets # Y07076. So you were right that the SkinnyWarrior is too narrow to use with a full-size spare. For a full-size tire, you will need to use either the 39 inch wide Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket # Y07070 or 48 inch wide Yakima MegaWarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket # Y07080. I've added links to video reviews of both baskets for you to check out.

In regards to the Spare Tire Carrier for Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty Crossbars # RPWC that is only designed to fit in the channels or Rhino-Rack HD crossbars, which are uniquely designed so use on another brand of roof rack won't work. This carrier is also designed for small tires of 10 inches or less. Your best option by far for a full-size spare is going to be the LoadWarrior or MegaWarrior with the Yakima spare tire carrier, which is the route I recommend.

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