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Old 12-26-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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spare wheel/tire advice... And bumper mounting

Does anyone know what wheel I'll need to have an extra spare tire mounted? I'm pretty sure the trailer uses 205/75 r14's... Anything in particular I need to know?
I plan on replacing the stock tires with GY when I buy it, and I'd like to have 2 of the stock tires to use as spares.
also..... Would you guys use the stock tires as spares?
one last thing... Is there a real solution to make the rear bumper mounts stronger? Other than welding? I'd like to have both spare tires mounted back there... but I've seen more than one trailer bumper that didn't like being attached.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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It would help if we knew what you were buying,, new, used ??? The wheels are 5 lug I assume ?? If they are steel you can buy them many place from the dealer to tractor supply or similar.

It depends on what type camping that you are planning on doing, Personally I have never had a flat on original tires so one spare is plenty for me. Replacing tires every 5 years is recommended.

Personally etrailer is one of the best for trailer parts including rims.


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Old 12-26-2018, 04:29 PM   #3
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I'm a dummy...
I'll be buying a 32BHDS...
And I think I was mistaken, it may be a 6 lug tire... I've been researching way too many trailers.
I'll be living full time, but parked long term, traveling several times a year.
I'll most likely be ordering them from etrailer.
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It does appear that they are 6 lug wheels from my pics... That means that I most likely, almost ordered the wrong tires. I cant get to the trailer I'm looking at right now.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:23 PM   #4
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pretty sure the trailer uses 205/75 r14's.
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I think I was mistaken, it may be a 6 lug tire
I know of no 14 inch tires that use 6 lug rims...

I think 2 spares is one too many... and yes I would use the take off tires as spares...

use etrailer dot com and search for under trailer spare mount
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:30 PM   #5
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I had the wrong information on my notes... I know it's a 6 lug, but now I have to wait & verify the size. I'm sure they are 15's on this trailer, but don't know the correct actual size
I wrote the tire info from a smaller trailer I was considering, and got my notes/pics confused.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:23 PM   #6
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If you do decide to mount a second spare on your rear bumper it would be a good idea to install a set of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Mount-n-Lock-...+for+rv+bumper

Rear bumpers really aren't designed to carry much more than ONE spare tire with mounting hardware. These safety struts are good insurance. They stop the flexing at the frame where welds then fail. Even if the weld fails the strut will keep the bumper from falling off along with whatever's attached to it. Installation is pretty easy with only tools required being a drill and appropriate wrench.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:50 PM   #7
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Thank you! That was exactly what I had been looking for, but couldn't describe well enough.
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After puncturing one of my tires on some rebar (sticking straight up but hidden in the grass) and replacing it with my spare (OEM Westlake), I drove 300 miles through a remote mountainous area sorta wishing I had a second spare. Even with that experience, today I still only have one spare.
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I've been the guy that lost both tires on one side, while a million miles from nowhere... It won't happen to me again...
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I've been the guy that lost both tires on one side, while a million miles from nowhere... It won't happen to me again...


Maybe I'll go get another spare....
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