Without a doubt, the best place to store the spare tire for your Mercedes Sprinter is to mount it on your rear door. Moving the spare tire from underneath the van keeps the wheel clean & out of harm’s way, provides easier access, and allows you to store a larger-than-stock tire. Best of all it frees up valuable real estate underneath the van which can be better utilized for something like our 28-gallon auxiliary fuel tank or 21-gallon freshwater tank.
The 2019+ Sprinter Rear Door Tire Carrier quickly installs in minutes with simple tools & requires no modifications to the van other than drilling 2 small holes behind the rear door emblem. Taking what learned from years of installing swingarms, we designed our tire carrier with smooth operation & sturdiness in mind. The result is a tire carrier that perfectly tracks with the swing of the rear driver-side door while evenly distributing the load across the hinges. Your rear door will retain the full range of motion (180 degrees with a factory wheel & tire) all while having the most securely mounted spare tire carrier on the market on the back. Vans equipped with window flares or oversized aftermarket tires (285+ width) mounted on the carrier may contact the side of the van with the door fully opened. Limited-travel doorstops (included) can be installed for those applications.