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Old 06-28-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Just noticed I didn't get a spare tire?

I just noticed my new Salem 26TBUD didn't include a spare tire or the mount on the rear bumper.

Any suggestions? I can purchase a spare tire/wheel and throw it in the truck. Any recommendations on a bumper mount solution? Are there after market universal kits or should I get one from Forest River/Salem?

Thanks for any help, I can't believe I over looked this. But I guess it's better now then on the road after I jacked up the camper.

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Old 06-28-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Did you check with your dealer to see if there was supposed to be a spare? I know Jayco hides them up underneath the TT.


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Old 06-28-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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I double checked the original ad from the dealer and the pictures of it. It made no mention of a spare tire, and it wasn't on the bumper in the pictures. I have seen other Salem's with a rear bumper spare tire but not mine. I don't think it's under, I'll have to take a peek...
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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When I bought my camper I didnt notice that right away either. I was brand new to the camping scene. My dealer installed the spare tire mount and spare right away. At an extra cost of course, but what can ya do? Its something that needs to be done.....Happy Camping!
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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mine didnt come with one either. looked under it and nothing. kinda think it would be standard equipment!
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:02 PM   #6
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My Salem came with a spare mounted but my trailer does not have a ladder.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #7
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I think on the TBUD, it is optional equipment.
When I bought my old TBUD, I had to get a spare myself and I attached it to the 4" bumper (probably not the best mount point).

I think all said is was under $200 for the tire, rim and mount.

I got all three from the dealer.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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I see the Salem 26TBUD has the option for the rear storage, does your trailer include the rear storage? My trailer is equipped with the rear storage (WW23BHLE), my spare tire is in that storage area.

Also, you can go to a local tire dealer and buy the rim and a tire, and yes you can throw it in the back of the truck.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:18 PM   #9
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it's an option on almost all trailers, with nearly all manufacturers.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #10
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I took my spare off the rear bumper and mounted it up front underneath.
I've got a 4" square bumper mount.
And a hard shell spare tire cover. $20 bucks plus actual shipping.
Drop me a PM if interested. Or you can pick it up in Louisville KY.

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