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Old 07-20-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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Has anyone taken their bumper mount spare tire holder and mounted them under the camper. I have been thinking of mounting a steel 4x4 box beam between my frame railes and mounting my tire carriers horizontally off the frame. Just behind my tires to the rear of my camper. Any thoughts.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
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Mine is under the front of the camper.Rides good there.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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I was thinking about the front but to me if the tire gets loose it has to travel the whole lenght of the camper. I was also wondering if the bumper brackets would be as strong as the cable system for under mounts.
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Mine is still under the front end which is fine...in good weather. I imagine that a lot of us here have had the unpleasant chore of trying tolower a spare tire from cars/trucks in the middle of winter when they're covered in slush, road salt, and sand. "Someday" I'd like to mount mine on the rear fender, with a cover. But, that's just me.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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mine is in the stow and go compartment for a while it was under the bed
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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I was thinking about the front but to me if the tire gets loose it has to travel the whole lenght of the camper. I was also wondering if the bumper brackets would be as strong as the cable system for under mounts.
Mines under the front of the trailer and I had great concern about it getting loose and taking the underside of the trailer out. I took a long piece of chain and went across the tire to support it if the cable system were to fail. Also enabled me to put a lock on it for what its worth.

The cable system is OK and probably will do fine. I can't see why the bumper bracket would not be as least as good maybe better if welded to a good support.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:32 PM   #7
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I had mine under the front of the trailer when I first got it. Ialso didnt trust it being there and also thought that when I get a flat it will be in the rain and Id have to crawl under it to get it. So I removed the tire and carrier and bought a bumper mount for mine and a cover. It rides good on the back bumper and it is easy to check the pressure too before I leave on a trip.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:10 PM   #8
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I have the boxbeam in place just have to weld it up. Then make up my mind if I want to move them off my bumper or not. I built a platform off the back something like Spenilla's. I want to use the platform for a reardeck for setting and hauling my generator for boondocking.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:21 AM   #9
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Our new 30SK had the spare tire under the front and I felt it was not a good place so I had the dealer put a bumper mount on and I feel much better about it there. I could envision all kinds of problems getting there spare tire out from under the front on a busy highway, muddy road or in bad weather. It isn't as clean looking with it on the back but it works.

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Old 07-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #10
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Well I did it today I took my spares off the back and mounted them underneath behind my rear axle. I may be sorry but I sure made the wife happy.
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