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Old 06-20-2016, 07:32 AM   #1
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Undermount Spare Tire Carrier

A couple weeks ago I was pulling into a gas station that had a fairly steep entrance driveway and the spare tire carrier actually bottomed out and the spare was torn off the carrier. It was a twisted, mangled mess. This weekend I installed my new, undermount spare tire carrier and new spare. The carrier is a BAL Hide-a-spare, model number 28218. I was a little disappointed that it did not ship in any packaging. The shipping tag was zip tied directly to the rack and it arrived pretty scratched up.

I originally wanted to install it forward of the axles, but after loosening the belly enclosure and sliding my hand up around the frame rails I felt a wiring harness I was afraid I would damage. After some more exploration I found the spot right behind the rear axle that was free of any wiring or plumbing.

Installation was super easy using some self-tapping screws. I made a slight modification to the carrier itself by drilling a hole so I could add a padlock (I have had spare tires stolen while my trailer has been in storage). The only thing left to do is get some black spay paint and hit the screw heads and touch up the scratches that the rack came with.

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Driver's Side Mounting Bracket


Curb Side Mounting Bracket


Close Up of Curb Side Bracket with Padlock


Carrier Extended for Spare Tire Access


View Under Trailer
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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For some reason the pictures aren't showing. I'd be interested in this modification.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:46 AM   #3
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I am not sure what the issue is. I can see them in the thread. Here are the links to the pages the images are hosted on.

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Old 06-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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Those links don't work either.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:33 AM   #5
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Pics work for me.

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Old 06-20-2016, 10:40 AM   #6
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Pics work for me too, behind axels a better place I think...
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I had the same holders on my 1989 Award 30 TT. Keps the tire out of the sun and view of thiefs...
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:26 PM   #8
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Came home and was able to view the pictures. Dang firewall at work sucks! However, nice setup!
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That looks fantastic. I hope you never need it!
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