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@IrishCamper74, Pretty simple actually. Several different mounts available. The one I ordered was from Amazon: MAXXHAUL 70214 Powder Coat Black Trailer Spare Carrier. I opted to mount mine on the front trailer jack instead of on the side. Just replaced the regular bolts with "U" bolts, washers, and nylock nuts. I also used a rubber cushion pad to protect the jack tube, and to help keep it from turning. Good & sturdy as the tire rests on the trailer frame. Just an idea.
@IrishCamper74, You're welcome, and thanks, you reminded me to add Irish Cream to my list for next week!
When we got our T&B I was not comfortable with the spareunder the trailer both because of a possible hang up and becausethe idea of crawling under the trainer beside the road on a rainy,muddy day was not appealing. I threw it in the back of the pickup,up against the front, out of the way. Was going to figure out analternative mounting.It is still there.It is a full size pick up with plenty of space, and stuff far inis hard to reach anyway, the space was not really being usedfor anything.So it is there if I need it, clean, out of the way.On the rare occasion I need the bed empty to haul something,I just set it aside in the garage.Of course I have to remember to put it back, which is why Ileave it setting out.KISS, Keep it simple, stupid...
When I was a kid, we did a lot of camping trips with a tent trailer. We had several flats over the years. Some were actually a result of overloading the trailer, but some were simply tire issues. That trailer actually has two spares mounted under it now, as a result of multiple flats on one trip.As a driver, I got a flat tire on my truck last year, rolling down the highway.
I am late to the discussion, but I wanted to post my two cents. First, I have an Outback, so the topic of moving the tire is moot. I travel mostly alone when I am in my [email protected], and I have Good Sam's, so I will always use the service if I have a tire issue.We (my husband and I) experienced a massive blowout a few weeks ago in our 5th wheel. The tire was decimated. We called Good Sam's and we were back in business within a few hours, thank goodness. Good Sam's uses your spare tire when they replace your tire. Otherwise, they have to find a dealer or a place that has a similar tire before they head out to help you out on the side of the road. Thankfully, we were at the top of Raton Pass (the Colorado / New Mexico boarder) and there were repair places in Raton and Trinidad that could send a mechanic. If we had to wait for a tire, we'd have to wait longer. So--that's why having your own spare is best. The cost of a new tire to replace to old one? NOT CHEAP. Thankfully the [email protected] have much smaller tires. The whole ordeal cost us 800 dollars. Boo for that. Yay for Good Sam's.