Originally Posted by Handyman
I bought a quality automotive hoist and I designed and built the framing, so I'm quiet willing to accept the 0.00000001% chance of it failing. The weight of the storage unit and contents on the back bumper counters the weight of the spare tire on the front.
I wouldn't store my spare any where but on the tongue, I don't trust that flimsy bumper.
I agree the chances of the cable failing are slim alright. It is something that I had never gave a second thought to, that it could/would break and never inspected the cable for fraying or wear.
It only takes a minute to run it down and inspect the cable and run it back up. One of those life lessons that you learn from and don't let it happen again.