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Old 03-11-2021, 12:01 PM   #1
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Smile Spare Tire Storage

Just checking back on best solution for carrying spare tire on back of CC Silverback 35IK. So far, it looks like my best option is to weld a receiver hitch assembly to frame and use aftermarket spare tire carrier. Any success stories and/or pictures??
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Old 03-11-2021, 12:23 PM   #2
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you can get a CURT brand universal hitch . frame design is a consideration. box frame in rear . i have it on my toyhauler , box frame , mountung plates are angle iron 6/8 inch ◊ 4 inch. $280.00. uninstalled. not box frame , you will need fabrication on end plates. go look at a fith wheel trailer on a lot with a hitch on back , full receiver. not a bumper mount , take some pics. i made one for my old trailer out of a ford receiver hitch. with bolt on box ends , cutting , welding required. cost was under $ 20.00. bumper tube spare tire holders are ok . CHECK WELDS OFTEN , mine almost fell off if my 1st. trailer.
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Old 03-11-2021, 01:23 PM   #3
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I can't find your previous posting. I have looked at a dozen pictures online of models like your's for sale and something that stands out on all, there are none with hitches and none with bumper mount spares. If the bumper is sturdy enough one of the pivoting
spare mounts that use U-bolts would look ideal. Some of the posted pictures of "for sale ' units have very light appearing bumpers that might not be strong
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Old 03-11-2021, 01:28 PM   #4
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The best place is "Under the RV" just in front or behind the axles! Drop down like a PU Truck spare! Youroo!!
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Old 03-11-2021, 01:45 PM   #5
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On my 33ik, I was dragging the spare when I backed into my driveway, easy solution was to put it in the front compartment since I don't have a generator. Out of site and weather.
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Old 03-11-2021, 01:52 PM   #6
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Hide A Spare is one way in addition to adding a hitch mount like you suggested

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