Custom Spare Tire Mount
Hopefully no one minds me putting some air into this old post.
Like you folks I found the lack of a spare tire mount a big issue especially since we have 3 little ones so ALLOT of gear we keep in the main storage space. I looked at a few different options, but when we then started talking about packing bikes too, really only one option stood out. We had a neighbor reenforce the rear frame, and weld up a spare tire mount as well as a 2" hitch to the back of our 2014 Vcross Vibe 6504. I'll get a few better pictures up of it the next time I have the trailer handy, the hitch and frame are said to be strong enough to tow a small boat, but it's only use will be to a 4 bike rack, or a cargo basket.
I've tried to attach one of the pictures from my testing LED lights which shows the placement of the spare at least on the back of the trailer.