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Old 03-25-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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5 lug spare tire mount

I plan on replacing my axle with a dexter 45 with brakes and a 5 lug bolt pattern. For those who have done so, how did you solve the spare tire mounting problem?
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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Most spare tire mounts only use 2 bolts to hold wheel and tire on.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
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I think scamp sell a metal plate with 3 long mounting studs for the 5 lug rims. (Call them.) You cut off your two current studs and through bolt the new mounting plate on the back wall. The lower back wall of a Scamp has a big piece of plywood molded into the wall for support.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:45 AM   #4
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I plan on replacing my axle with a dexter 45 with brakes and a 5 lug bolt pattern. For those who have done so, how did you solve the spare tire mounting problem?
Five bolt Scamps use three bolt tire mounts. One way to make the conversion would be to make a bracket using a steel plate with the three bolt pattern. Scamp uses one bolt at the top and two at the bottom.
Then shorten the two exiting bolts just enough to use them to fasten the new bracket to the Scamp through two holes in the bracket..
The pattern is 5"X4.5" . You can make the pattern using a piece of thin cardboard on your new axle's hub.
This idea would avoid the need to drill new holes through the hull.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:41 PM   #5
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I know you didn't ask, but FYI:

Five lug wheels says at least a 3500 pound axle to me....if so, I hope you understand that the trailer's going to ride really rough. A Scamp 13 isn't heavy enough to compress/use the cushioning parts of a Torflex axle that size.
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I know you didn't ask, but FYI:

Five lug wheels says at least a 3500 pound axle to me....if so, I hope you understand that the trailer's going to ride really rough. A Scamp 13 isn't heavy enough to compress/use the cushioning parts of a Torflex axle that size.
Actually almost all newer axles are 5X4.5 lug pattern. Using Scamp for example... The 2200# axle on the thirteen has been 5-Lug for many years.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:17 PM   #7
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I just throw the spare in the back of my tug when I go camping. It's not like it's back there 24x7. Besides, it kinda reminds me to check the tire pressure....
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:50 AM   #8
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I am doing the 4 hole to 5 hole axle swap, hopefully next weekend after the axle gets here. My plan is to make a triangular plate that bolts to the existing top bolt and the cut-off lower bolt. The plate will have two more bolts attached to it to catch two holes in the wheel. My plan is to leave the top bolt long enough to go through not only the new plate but the top hole in the wheel as well. I hope this makes sense and I think it should work as I am going back with the same size wheels/tires, just with a 5 on 4.5 pattern. I can always go back through the trailer if this does not work so I am not out anything by trying it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:49 AM   #9
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This is what Princess Auto sells in Canada for your application:
Heavy Duty Trailer Spare Tire Mount | Princess Auto
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