location of spare tire mount

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bellevuesailor
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location of spare tire mount

Post by bellevuesailor » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:55 pm

I got a u bracket and mounted the spare tire on the side of the ladder on a steel OEM trailer. Does anyone else do this? Does this impact the balance of the trailer?

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Re: location of spare tire mount

Post by kurz » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:46 am

I carry it in the car. Have already to much tongue weight...

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Re: location of spare tire mount

Post by Tomfoolery » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:14 am

I put one each side, on a custom mount I made that also has a 2" square receiver for a bike mount or platform cargo carrier. Nice and balanced that way ha ha.

Don't worry about balance. That little weight that close to the trailer centerline won't make any difference. :wink:

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Re: location of spare tire mount

Post by romden35 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:46 am

You should be fine, but putting one on each side is a better idea.

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Re: location of spare tire mount

Post by dlandersson » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:22 am

Ditto, but my trailer goes about 5 miles twice a year, so I'm no SME :cry:
romden35 wrote:You should be fine, but putting one on each side is a better idea.

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