This time I used a door mounted carrier from The Sprinter Store. I talked to them a couple of times before ordering about how it worked and had they had any problems with it – they were glad to speak to me and the answers I received reassured me that this carrier would work. I do travel on dirt roads and other places some would not take a camper like the Sprinter.
The carrier came with all the necessary bolts, nuts, etc. and easy to follow instructions. One of the instructions was to level the carrier before drilling holes. I did that and it is not quite square with the door so if I were to do it again, I would make it square. It doesn’t really matter as once the tire is mounted you can’t see any of the rack.
I have never been bothered about drilling holes into my vehicles. If you do make a mistake or change your mind it is pretty easy to fix.
Now I have the entire tire storage area underneath the Sprinter available to use as a basement. My initial idea is to mount a large plate with raised sides ( _______/) on the spare tire rack and store a pelican case with items like chains, tow rope, etc. I might even store a couple of 2 gallon diesel cans there. Total weight can’t be over about 120 pounds so I need to find someone to fabricate a light weight plate.