Spare tire mount

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by justjeepin86, May 15, 2018.

  1. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    What are you guys using for a spare tire mount on your trailers? I need one for an 8 lug wheel. Any recommendations?

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  2. BigGreenMonster

    BigGreenMonster Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine has an axle u bolted to the front of his trailer.... He has a spare... Axle, 2 sets of u bolts, 2 hubs complete with bearings, 2 wheels and tires and 2 sets of lug nuts. That is a spare
     
  3. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    I've considered one under the trailer deck to keep it out of the way and out of the sun.
     
  4. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    that would be a good way to go, but just like the spares on the vehicles, I fear that it would get overlooked when airing up for trips.
     
  5. LBarr2002

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  6. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Mine is on the side in front of the fender. I hate it there. It blocks my marker light on the fender. I’m a stickler for checking my mirrors constantly, and this drives me insane. I would put it on the front either above or below the toung. Somewhere easy to access when needed so you spend less time on the side of a dangerous road and you can check the air regularly.
     
  7. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    I welded a piece of square tube to the front of my trailer and welded a piece of 1/4" plate to the end of it like a T. Then I put two lug studs in each end of the T and Bolt my wheel to it. After a trip where I had multiple blowouts, I made a second so I have two spares. Here's a pic[​IMG]

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  8. NC-V

    NC-V Well-Known Member

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    My setup is similar to Tim's, with two mounted to the front of the trailer, inside the frame rails. I used two of the universal cheap (~$20) clamp on spare tire mounts and welded them to the trailer. Then outboarded one bolt to fit my 6lug pattern. Originally had a single spare mounted on the passenger side frame like Greenmachine's pic, but it would block my view of the fender and the tires to see if I had a tire going down (I too hate not being able to see down the side of the trailer).

    I don't trailer enough to justify a complete spare axle and I check everything before each trip. Spare bearings and I wouldn't consider a trip over an hr without 2 spares on board.
     
  9. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    This is the exact info I was looking for. I didn't really want to mount to the side in fear of it being in the way as well. Guess I won't do that.
     
  10. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    If that damn jack wasn't right in the way, I'd say mount it under the front of the trailer with part of the tire exposed...enough so you could see the valve stem and easily check the air pressure. You could even lay it on top of the tongue just ahead of the jack if there's enough room for everything. The only other option I could see would be like what @Tim C did.
     
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  11. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I have 2. Just simple universal bolt/weld on from the trailer place off Business 85 just north of DCCC

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  12. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's really the only thing I don't like about the trailer. If it bothered me that bad, I could move it. I added a receiver for a winch and had to mount it beside the jack instead of in the middle. My tire and wheel will be here Friday, then I will start looking at mounting options.
     
  13. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    You Jeep people with your narrow axles...:flipoff2:
     
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  14. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    @CasterTroy - what size Rtic is that?
     
  15. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    @CasterTroy - nevermind, I zoomed in and saw that it's a 110. Blame it on an afternoon brain fade.
     
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  16. CLRracer

    CLRracer Mopar Nut

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    I made one similar to this one so I can move it to different stake pockets depending on what I'm hauling. Instead of a flat plate though I welded a spindle to it and keep a spare hub and bearings on it with the spare tire.

    Duane
     
  17. Scooter402

    Scooter402 Rest in pieces

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    I've got two spares for mine in the same fashion...mount was made exactly the same with square tube, a piece of 1/4" and two lug studs in each.
     
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  18. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    Now that is a good idea.
     
  19. BigGreenMonster

    BigGreenMonster Well-Known Member

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    X2 on that... Good idea. You should have sold those
     

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