Why? With the Trailhawk you have a full-size spare "underneath" the rear "floor", and, with the type of rear lift hatch, I doubt you'd find one at all, anywhere
AVID - This company has been doing some cool stuff with the BU (Renegade). If they follow suit with a lot of these BU aftermarket companies, it may only be a matter of time that they do something like this for the MP (Compass). This particular item would replace the rear stock bumper. It is the only one I've seen so far, but I'm sure there are others out there, just gotta keep digging.
I have to say that I don't think I like the look. Some will, in fact maybe lots will, but I just don't care for the look, sorry. Just my personal preference.EDIT:
I went with the Wilco Hitchgate Solo swing tire carrier. Pics below:
Its cool for a trailhawk no doubt, it wouldn't fit with the vibe of my Limited trim. More than that, I simply can't give up my receiver for the job of carrying the spare around, I need to tow my trailers frequently (boat and utility trailers) and I am also getting a lot of use out of this $50 cargo rack for odd jobs
Ah yes I think I see that in his pictures now. In that case I think I'd have to fall back to as you said just too much in-and-out of the back hatch for us to put up with adding a step to access that area, and again that it just doesn't seem like it would look right on non-trailhawk trim. I used to carry my high-lift jack on the roof of my previous SUV which looked kinda cool I guess but I never used it, all that got me was a rusted high-lift jack. I just don't live the cool full-blown Jeep lifestyle, but I'm ok with that.Chris Jacobs said:I actually looked at this system on their website not for our Compass but for our Suburban you don't lose the use of your receiver hitch. It adds a receiver tube to replace the receiver in the hitch it uses and is rated higher than the factory hitch on most vehicles.
It was a lifesaver for hauling four people's worth of gear out camping in the little Compass. Cheap too, but full disclaimer I assembled mine and then went all the way around and welded the snot out of it because it didn't seem too sturdy in its stock bolted-together form and their welds on the grate looked pretty weak and too few and far between. Then I just did some grinding and painting until it looked nice again and happily loaded up 250+ pounds of stuff which it took without even flexing. I also use a hitch anti-rattle plate to keep the rack from flopping around loosely in the receiver. A little extra work but I think it was well worth it, I'm still way fewer dollars into this than I would be to have one of those fancy roof boxes.Chris Jacobs said:I have one of the racks like you have while it has not been on the Compass (yet) it has been nice to use on my other vehicles.