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Old 08-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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Spare trailer tire mounted?

I was just wondering, where do most people have their spare trailer tire mounted, if mounted at all? If you don't have it mounted,where do you put it?
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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On my first Boler and it was mounted on the back with 3 bolts through the fiberglass, on my last Boler I made a custom tire mount/bike rack that bolted to the bumper and the 3 bolts in the fiberglass.

On my second Boler I left it off completely as I liked the look of it without the tire on the back and just carry the spare tire in the back of my tug.

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I was just wondering, where do most people have their spare trailer tire mounted, if mounted at all? If you don't have it mounted,where do you put it?
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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Not an issue with the Scamp where it's built in. There are mounts that with a U-bolt clip onto the rear bumper of a trailer that can be mounted just about any where on the bumper. They are not expensive.

Too bad you're in CA, I have one in the cellar. Here's a link to Amazon offerings. I did not look at all their offerings but mine is taller than what's on the first page.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...e+%2Caps%2C372
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #4
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I had someone put a mount on my tongue. Here's a pic. It turns out it has an added advantage which is that when it disappears from view I'm almost at the hitch. (Propane normally sits center of the tongue but the tank is off right now.)
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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Thank you everyone for your info, pics and various options. Sounds like we have some decision making to do, hum....
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:42 PM   #6
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spare tire mount

Funny you asked this...i have same issue
I picked up a tongue mount for mine at harbor freight tool..very inexpensive
i m still thinkkng of going with the scamp mount thru back of trailer...i m trying to lower
My tongue .....
I ll be interested in what you do
i had my trailer weight last yr at lake casitas rally
1260 without water for trailer
260 hitch w/ spare on tongue and 20 gas cyl
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1520 overall
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my spare is currently taking alot of room under bed
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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Yes, for sure, I'll let you know what we end up doing about the spare Alan.

I just stepped away for a minute and my husband just completely removed the rear window real quick to take a look at the window gasket, he said it was super easy to remove. The gasket seems to measure slightly larger that the Scamps. Not sure if the window gasket for the Scamp will work???

He's now into the door's gaskets, he's a quick worker.

Last I'd looked outside, he was rebuilding something for my brother. Now my brother has gone home and a friend is coming over so DH can make a couple of portable air conditioner like contraptions out of 5 gallon buckets for our friend. They saw these contraptions on You-Tube, maybe you've seen them too? Might be good for someone without A/C in their egg. I better get the BBQ going and make sure the wine and beer are chilled. LOL
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:04 PM   #8
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Most commonly used for window gaskets is butyl tape. But I'm not familiar with what type of window is in your trailer.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:41 PM   #9
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I welded a crossmember on the rear frame and mount my tire under the rear of the Boler, here it is out of the way yet accessible.
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I had someone put a mount on my tongue.
I mounted mine under the tongue, because I have high road clearance and needed to increase tongue weight.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #11
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Front mounted spare

Previous owner did this.
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Wow, thanks for taking the time to post pictures, appreciated!
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