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Old 03-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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Underframe spare tire carrier recommendations?

When I picked up my Silverback the spare tire was in the cargo bay. Massive amount amount of room taken up. I've seen advertised some underframe carriers for spares for 5th wheels, but some of the purchasers complained that it turned out after receiving their carriers that the spares were too large and wouldn't fit.

One that I saw and seemed to be a reasonable design was a pair of rails that were mounted laterally and forward of the axels and the spare rode on top of them. When the spare was needed the carrier could be unlatched and pulled out.

I'm not thrilled with the idea of trying to mount the spare on the back bumper; it doesn't look sufficiently robust to handle it.

So. What's your recommendation as to how to carry the spare?
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:42 PM   #2
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My Wildcat had the spare tire under the 5er up by the front. It uses a cable winch like used in trucks to lift the tire up in the frame. The tire fits up against a couple of rails with the winch in the middle. This could be an easy mod to make.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:50 PM   #3
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BAL hide a spare makes a pretty neat kit. I searched Amazon till I found a winch for less than $25 and am going to make mine.


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Old 03-19-2015, 08:13 PM   #4
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It uses a cable winch like used in trucks to lift the tire up in the frame. The tire fits up against a couple of rails with the winch in the middle. This could be an easy mod to make.
X2 And with parts available at just about any ol junk yard it's very economical. Don't forget to pick up the winch arm as well.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:45 PM   #5
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I mounted our spare up front with the (Chevy truck cable system) works like a charm! Youroo!!
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I had to move my tire back 6" because of a conflict with my JT Strong arms. Then I needed to add 1/4' plate to hold the winch to where there wasn't a place to attach it.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:09 PM   #7
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I mounted our spare up front with the (Chevy truck cable system) works like a charm! Youroo!!
Ditto!
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:13 PM   #8
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This.
http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...540550&alt=web
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:19 PM   #9
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Heck NO! 5.00$ junkyard! Youroo!!
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:22 PM   #10
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Heck NO! 5.00$ junkyard! Youroo!!
Hey old man I was just giving a visual here!
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