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Trailer frame spare tire mount recommendation needed.

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I am the Quarter Master for our Troop and am looking for recommendations for a spare tire mount that we can get to put on the outside of the A frame in the front.

I see several ranging from $15-$45.

I would love to hear from anyone that has mounted one and where did you get it? Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to the forum!

We bought a tire mount but I'm not sure there was much discussion about it.

 

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We have to approve the purchase at our committee meeting next week. There will be a lengthy discussion...

I'm thinking powder coated would be best but galvanized steel is cheaper. 

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I find it hard to believe that in these times of cancelled meetings, meeting places unavailable,  no campouts, cancelled summer camps and High Adventure activities, etc. that a Troop Committee would get bogged down in the minutia of whether a spare tire holder should be powder coated or galvanized.  Come on people! 

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Measure distance between the lug holes in the spare wheel.  Go to Tractor Supply or Harbor Freight or equivalent and buy a looong square u-bolt  to match  the distance. Four nuts and four big fender washers to fit.  Decide on location on front or rear door of trailer, drill holes in wall/door. Reinforce with a piece of scrap lumber inside if deemed necessary. U-bolt thru wall, run first pair of washers/nuts down. seal with appropriate goo against water infiltration.  Mount spare, run second pair of washers/nuts down to hold.  If you are lucky, the u-bolt thread will match the wheel lug thread(ours did) and you can use extra lug nuts to hold spare on.  Total cost about $20.  Leaves tow bar empty of obstructions. Doesn't catch rain, promote rust.  Go to Action Auto, buy a cover for the spare, paint a smiley Scout face on it .  

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