Had heard of the flip, first attempt failed as it actually reduced clearance.
Bummer on the gremlins... seems about right though, since in all of the time I've owned RedRover I think there has always been at least one electrical thing 'going on' at any time.
Sometimes they just appear and disappear just as fast. Spent time and $$$ to clean all of the grounding points which helped stop some of the odd 'cross-traffic' electrical things that would happen (power mirror would drive the door locks, etc.) but it's still not perfect.
The tire carrier flip must be a well-known trick since you called it "The Tire Carrier Flip"...
Then checked some additional pics and realized you slide it up after flipping. Requires removing rear wiper but seems like there is very little use now for it given visibility is almost gone. :-)
The grounds are probably worth exploring... I'll see if I can locate those and do the same.
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