Rather than dealing with the spare, you can remove the center cap from the alloy wheel. You'll need to remove the wheel first so you can push the cap out from the inside. After you put the wheel back on the van you'll be able to access the nut through the cap hole.
Originally Posted by bfurth
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (3.8)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport (3.3) 250,000+ miles
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan eL (3.8)
Previous Chrysler Vehicles: 1995 Dodge Caravan (3.0), 1993 Dodge Caravan (3.0), 1986 Chrysler Lebaron GTS (2.2), 1963 Plymouth Valiant (170ci)