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Old 04-07-2018, 06:59 PM   #1
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Spare tire carrier for 263BHXL

The bumper on our camper is welded instead of bolted. Anyone know if you can put a spare tire carrier on that type of bumper? If so, what kind?
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The bumper on our camper is welded instead of bolted. Anyone know if you can put a spare tire carrier on that type of bumper? If so, what kind?
Very Very few RV bumpers are bolted on. Most have a 4x4 tin square box tack welded to the frame, going across the back. Put sewer hose in box and install this for spare tire holder (you should negotiated for one and have had the sDealer put one on)


https://www.amazon.com/Carrier-Bumpe...re+tire+holder
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Very Very few RV bumpers are bolted on. Most have a 4x4 tin square box tack welded to the frame, going across the back. Put sewer hose in box and install this for spare tire holder (you should negotiated for one and have had the sDealer put one on)


https://www.amazon.com/Carrier-Bumpe...re+tire+holder


Yeah, that was an oversight on my part. There is a warning sticker on the bumper that says any non factory installed components to bumper is prohibited and can void chassis warranty.
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Yeah, that was an oversight on my part. There is a warning sticker on the bumper that says any non factory installed components to bumper is prohibited and can void chassis warranty.

Sooooo.... Call the sDealer and ask him where to put a spare tire holder for your camper.... As some time down the road, you will need a spare tire. Have all of the equipment to get the flat up in the air and off and the spare put on. If you do not know how... practice at home before going on a trip...

As for the spare tire and holder, the sDealer will gladly sell you one (that you should have got for free) and 'he' will install it on the cheap tack welded bumper and charge you for that and tell you not to 'add' any more weight to 'the bumper'.... "as it will void the warrenty"....

(my self, I would buy a spare tire/rim/holder at Wally place and install my self... as 'warranty' aint worth a hoot)

(Get some TST507 tire minders)
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Yeah, that was an oversight on my part. There is a warning sticker on the bumper that says any non factory installed components to bumper is prohibited and can void chassis warranty.
There's another thread where they talk about mounting the spare tire carrier from a pickup or full-size SUV under the frame.

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There's another thread where they talk about mounting the spare tire carrier from a pickup or full-size SUV under the frame.



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Hmmm, thatís may be an idea.
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Hmmm, that’s may be an idea.
I also have one of these BAL hide a spare.
NOTE to self: there are 4 different mounting styles, depending on what type of frame that you have.. ie. box frame, I beam frame... I ordered mine from Camping World and it was shipped direct to my work.

Yes, I do have two spare tires. One on the back bumper and one under the unit, mounted just in front of the tires...

The video shows the tire bracket being pulled out from the 'door' side. I wanted my unit closer to the camper tires and the steps were in the way. I rotated the unit 180 degrees and put it where the tire drop down and pull out is on the 'shoulder' side of the camper.
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I also have one of these BAL hide a spare.
NOTE to self: there are 4 different mounting styles, depending on what type of frame that you have.. ie. box frame, I beam frame... I ordered mine from Camping World and it was shipped direct to my work.

Yes, I do have two spare tires. One on the back bumper and one under the unit, mounted just in front of the tires...

The video shows the tire bracket being pulled out from the 'door' side. I wanted my unit closer to the camper tires and the steps were in the way. I rotated the unit 180 degrees and put it where the tire drop down and pull out is on the 'shoulder' side of the camper.
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I have one of these under our CC and would highly recommend this to any one looking for a spare tire holder...mine is located just back of the tires
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There's another thread where they talk about mounting the spare tire carrier from a pickup or full-size SUV under the frame.

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Hope it's not bad form to reply to myself. Here are some images. There are two styles. On one, one side of the carrier drops down, you place the tire on it and lift it up and hook and tighten it. On the other, you place an arbor (like a T-bar) through the wheel, hook it, and turn a crank that hoists it into place. (Some people say the second kind can rust and get stuck although that's never happened to me.)

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I also have one of these BAL hide a spare.
NOTE to self: there are 4 different mounting styles, depending on what type of frame that you have.. ie. box frame, I beam frame... I ordered mine from Camping World and it was shipped direct to my work.

Yes, I do have two spare tires. One on the back bumper and one under the unit, mounted just in front of the tires...

The video shows the tire bracket being pulled out from the 'door' side. I wanted my unit closer to the camper tires and the steps were in the way. I rotated the unit 180 degrees and put it where the tire drop down and pull out is on the 'shoulder' side of the camper.
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I like the BAL. Is it easy to install yourself?
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I like the BAL. Is it easy to install yourself?
Yes, easy to install, but will take some time to 'find the right spot' for you.
Make absolutely sure that you have the right 'frame attachment style' (there are I think four different styles for box or I beam frames). the first one that I ordered was wrong and had to order a second one. This is for the brackets that attach to the trailer frame. Placement is more or less where you want, but out of the way of anything else that is under your unit... ie... Stabilizer jacks, propane lines, steps, sewer lines, clearance in the front or back or unit when going over 'dips' or 'bumps'. Test with spare tire on frame, Make sure when your spare in on the frame that it is not too high and pushing to much on your under covering. 'My' sweet spot was in front of the duel axles, and the drop down faces to the shoulder side (front stairs in the way to face to door side). The attachment bracket(s) have about a dozen holes drilled into it in a pattern to where you can choose where to put the screws in (do not need a dozen hold screw.... six should be fine). Put tire holder under unit and make sure it clears at certain points (will clear fender when pull out/off holding bracket?). When ready to install, hold one bracket at frame (and know clearances) and mark where you want to drill starter holes for screws (make hole slightly smaller than attachment screws). My spare tire is under my fresh water tank... helps keep the tank from falling out .

Also, I used a standard rim on this spare tire. If you have fancy rims (I do), the fancy rim will not (may not) fit back on the 'rack' (because of hole depth), if you use the spare because of a flat. I just toss the flat in the back of the truck until it was fixed and then return the 'spare', back to its holder.
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I have stated several times that the tire drop down for my camper is on the 'shoulder side'. The 'shoulder side' is by the door and what I should have made clearer vision is that my 'drop down', pull out tire' side that I use is the OPOSITE of the door. As the steps going in the door are in my way.
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I have stated several times that the tire drop down for my camper is on the 'shoulder side'. The 'shoulder side' is by the door and what I should have made clearer vision is that my 'drop down', pull out tire' side that I use is the OPOSITE of the door. As the steps going in the door are in my way.


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