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TC_2006_VLX

Spare Tire Mount Options

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TC_2006_VLX

Any recommendations on spare tire mount options. I tried to pick up a heavy duty one from farm fleet and it wasnt wide enough to get around my 2006 trailer.

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oldjeep

Have a Boatmate?

https://www.boatmateparts.com/product_details.php?itmId=102

Most of the generic stuff you can buy is junk and won't hold up to a heavy tire. I had 2 of the generic bolt on types fail at the welds on my last trailer and those tires were smaller/lighter than what is on my boatmate.

This one is similar to one of the junk generic ones that fell apart for me

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Cargo-Control/Fulton/FSTC1000301.html

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TC_2006_VLX

I was looking at the generic ones and I agree not the best quality stuff. However, tracking down a quality one locally on a time crunch has proved to be quite the challenge!

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oldjeep

In a time crunch, the spare rides pretty nice on the floor of the boat ;) If it were me I'd just weld one on myself like the factory spare carrier, not a huge fan of anything that just bolts on. Local trailer shop should be able to set you up.

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coldwater-echelon

I have had one of the Fulton mounts on the tongue of my trailer for about 10 years and countless miles with no problems.

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oldjeep

Thats similar to the one I have too. I think it's about 8 yrs old now.

I broke 2 of them, each one lasted a couple years until I just built something better.

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mkpursehouse

I made my own using a stub axle & some flat plate. Bolts onto the drawbar. Works great & is strong as. Doubles as a fifth wheel if you need to roll the trailer around. But the best reason for it is I have a complete spare hub & bearings if I ever happen to fail a set on the trailer. Heres a photo whilst I was painting it. Will post photos of it mounted soon.

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/mkpursehouse/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>

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