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Old 07-28-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Spare tire on Silverback 29re

I'm thinking of mounting the spare tire on the back bumper.
It takes up a lot of room in the front storage compartment
Is there a good reason that Cedar Creek decided to not mount it on the bumper?

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Old 07-28-2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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I moved mine, and have about 6,000 miles on my 2014 33RL Silverback with the spare on a bumper rack, with no problems. I see no evidence of cracks, fatigue, or impending failure. No guarantee yours will perform the same.


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Old 07-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #3
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Our wildcat came with the 16 inch, e rated, steel rim, tire mounted on the bumper, that sucker is heavy.

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Old 07-29-2015, 09:26 AM   #4
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Did the same thing with our spare on our 29IK. It took up a lot of room in the front storage. Mounted it on bumper. Have 2,500 miles on it and does not seem to be a problem.

I only wish I could find where to get one of those brown hard plastic spare tire covers I see on other units. I asked a few dealers who have trailers on their lot with these covers, thinking they can get replacement ones. NO luck.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Trailer came with a 1"+ receiver hitch, I may use that or a bolt on.
It would be nice to have a hard cover on the mounted spare as well. 16" wheel also, no doubt it is heavy.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:48 AM   #6
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My old Durango had two spares; One mounted on the rear bumper, and the other mounted under the trailer with a cable lift/lock system. Of course, a little experience with the 15" china bombs made having 2 spares a good idea.
When I traded the Durango in on the Silverback, I kept the bumper mount, and moved the Silverback spare to the rear bumper. The vinyl cover I had for the 15" tire was able to stretch over the new 16" tire easily. It worked out well, and it moved about 60 pounds (feels like 120 pounds) aft. Now the trailer is carrying the weight of it's spare instead of truck.

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:14 PM   #7
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I moved my spare and mounted it on the following behind rear tires....I would give it a 10++++ rating....Lots of room up front....Cannot mount front of steps as propane pipe interferes.....

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