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Just wondering if any of you Boatmate trailer owners have added a spare tire/rim? My trailer did not come with one and since I trailer my boat everywhere, I need to pick one up. I have the Goodyear marathon tire with the chrome modular wheel. I am not sure who makes the rim. Anyone know where these rims can be purchased reasonably? I am going to price a tire and rim from Boatmate tomorrow but I am expecting them to be pricey. Also, what type of spare tire carriers are you using? I picked up one from West Marine yesterday but it will not fit due to the trailer channel being to tall. Don't want to really drill into the trailer if I can avoid it.

Thanks

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Just wondering if any of you Boatmate trailer owners have added a spare tire/rim? My trailer did not come with one and since I trailer my boat everywhere, I need to pick one up. I have the Goodyear marathon tire with the chrome modular wheel. I am not sure who makes the rim. Anyone know where these rims can be purchased reasonably? I am going to price a tire and rim from Boatmate tomorrow but I am expecting them to be pricey. Also, what type of spare tire carriers are you using? I picked up one from West Marine yesterday but it will not fit due to the trailer channel being to tall. Don't want to really drill into the trailer if I can avoid it.

Thanks

If your rims are the same ones I have, it's a pretty standard rim you can probably find at a lot of places. I'm sure Overton's carries it, although I don't know they are the best price you will find - it's a comparison point though.

I've got a welded on spare tire holder direct from Boatmate, but I don't bother with it because I only trailer twice a year - about 2 miles each way to dump her in the lake for the summer and pull her back out.

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I got mine at the local BOAT US store, and I am pretty sure that West Marine, Bass Pro or Boatersworld would all have them and I think all of these companies have stores out east, at least they are all here in Annapolis.

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Just wondering if any of you Boatmate trailer owners have added a spare tire/rim? My trailer did not come with one and since I trailer my boat everywhere, I need to pick one up. I have the Goodyear marathon tire with the chrome modular wheel. I am not sure who makes the rim. Anyone know where these rims can be purchased reasonably? I am going to price a tire and rim from Boatmate tomorrow but I am expecting them to be pricey. Also, what type of spare tire carriers are you using? I picked up one from West Marine yesterday but it will not fit due to the trailer channel being to tall. Don't want to really drill into the trailer if I can avoid it.

Thanks

Boatmate has a bolt on 6 lug tire carrier for around $45, and I've seen tire and wheel setups from Northerntool.com for less the $150.

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I'd advise getting the bolt on carrier from Boatmate and just compare their rim/tire price with that of any local trailer place. I did that for my boat and it looks very good. My trailer is from a different manufacturer, but I went back to the manufacturer because I wanted the carrier to match the paint on the rest of the trailer.

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If you are looking for a spare, I have one. I kept them when I replaced the ones on my trailer. They will fit your trailer perfectly.

PM me and we'll discuss.

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I bought a spare wheel and tire direct from Boatmate. If I recall correctly, it was around $200. This included the rim, Marathon tire, and a bolt on mount that was painted to match my trailer as well as shipping to Florida. If you give them your trailer serial number, they will match your wheels/tires/paint.

The bolt on mount is very high quality, and I was pleased with the purchase. If you call them, ask for Owen, he'll take good care of you...

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If you call them, ask for Owen, he'll take good care of you...

Owen is extremely helpful. It's that good old East Tennessee hospitality.

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Thanks to all for your advice! I spoke with Stacey (sp?) today and ordered a tire/wheel and mount color-matched to my trailer for $195 plus shipping to NC.....Not too shabby from some of the other prices I have been seeing at the different boating stores. Headhunter thanks for the offer but I have already placed my order! I sent you a pm thanking you as well.

Now that I will have a spare that should guarantee that I will never have a flat or blowout! Or, if I do, it will be two tires at once! That's the way my luck seems to run! Cry.gif

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After re-reading this thread, I noticed Owen from Boatmate is on the board!! That's good news to me! But of course, I feel a little silly after posting and mentioning for you to ask for him by name after he had already posted :blush:

I'm glad you got your spare situation taken care of...

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You can purcahse a bolt-on spare mount painted to match your trailer from us for $45+ S&H. The tire and wheel depends upon model and size. Call and ask for Stacy Buchanan or e-mail [email protected] for quotes or to place order.
I purchased a color-matched bolt-on carrier through Stacy last fall. Great guy to deal with, and the carrier looks great.

Pisces

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Can you get the one the spare tire that goes under the trailer, I want one that is out of the way and unnoticable.

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Can you get the one the spare tire that goes under the trailer, I want one that is out of the way and unnoticable.

To my knowledge Boatmate only offers a side mount. Just an opinion but the undertray carrier seems to collect road grime and make it look even worse.

Peter

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