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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 05:36 PM

I think of my trailer as another implement so I put this here. Anyways, I got tired of moving the spare back and forth between the trailer and truck and made a holder for it today. I had the mount from a boat trailer for some time, just wasn't sure where to put it. At the show, I saw one on a trailer and thought that would be a great place for it. So I got the trailer up close to where the welder would reach and proceeded to attach it.

First off, I welded a piece of 2X3X1/4 angle onto the top and bottom rail butted into one of the vertical angles. The mount didn't have a stud sticking out, so I used a spare FF stud welded into it. I took 2 short pieces of 1X1 tube to set the tire on to align with the stud. Got it all welded on real solid and now have a great spare tire holder for the trailer.

Here is the mount and the vertical angle on the trailer.

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And here's more pics after the surgery was complete.

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:14 PM

I am with you- I have to getting tire mounted- I too am tired of hauling it back and forth. Nice job Kenny!
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:25 PM

Glad to see you put it on the correct side, my neighbor mounted his on the driver's side.


Watch out for cars!
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:36 PM

Glad to see you put it on the correct side, my neighbor mounted his on the driver's side.


Watch out for cars!

It didn't take much thought process to figure out what side to put it on!


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:01 PM

I too am tired of loading the tire in to the truck. Looks great this might inspire me to make a mount this winter. I bet I've spent more time thinking about building it than it would take to really build it. Thanks

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:05 PM

  Keep an eye on the welds, I out a spare tire rack like that on the back of mom and dads camper and the tire bounced around allot, after awhile the weld all cracked from the stress and I had to weld a brace on there to stop the wiggle.  Otherwise great idea!!  My trailer is a flatbed with no sides so that idea is out for me :mad2: I have to keep hauling it around.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:09 PM

We cut the spare mount off because we needed to side load occasionally. We don't have the upper rail, and the ramps hook on the rub rails great. I think ours will be moving under the tongue.

Kenny, yours looks like the perfect location for yours. Thanks for showing us where yours ended up.
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:16 PM

  Keep an eye on the welds, I out a spare tire rack like that on the back of mom and dads camper and the tire bounced around allot, after awhile the weld all cracked from the stress and I had to weld a brace on there to stop the wiggle.  Otherwise great idea!!  My trailer is a flatbed with no sides so that idea is out for me :mad2: I have to keep hauling it around.

Remember I added the two 1X1 tubes under there to help with attaching it. They will also help keep it where it belongs!



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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:21 PM

One more thought , do you have a padlock and chain? I've seen spares "borrowed" a few times over the years. Anymore it's not common, but you never know.
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:24 PM

One more thought , do you have a padlock and chain? I've seen spares "borrowed" a few times over the years. Anymore it's not common, but you never know.

That's being thought out right now!


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Very nice!  I chose to bolt mine on, and put it to the rear of my 16' trailer.  Mine would load up with slush, mud or any other thing i drove through when put up front.  Out back, it stays pretty clean, and I use straps up front more often that in the rear...when I front mounted it, it was always in the way.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 07:41 AM

. I think ours will be moving under the tongue.

 

 

I've been thinking about doing mine like that, I even got ahold of a spare tire winch from a chevy pickup, was going to use it to mount under the front of trailer. I just chain mine to the tongue for now to the upright that's welded in the center of the tongue. 

 

Looks good Kenny.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 09:34 AM

Maybe now I'll get motivated to do mine.  I've had the parts for a while, I just need to put it all together.  I was going to weld it but a friend said it might be better to bolt it that way if I ever wanted to move it, it would be a lot easier.  Looks good Kenny. :thumbs:


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Mine are all on the front of the trailers; 10' & Snowco have them on the winch bracket:  HPIM1205.JPG  HPIM1353.JPG

 

16" has it mounted on the front end:  HPIM1240.JPG

 

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