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Old     (gabriel63)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-15-2006, 11:36 AM Reply   
I want to put a spare tire on my trailer but dont know where the best place for it.I would like to see where people are placing it and will my boat hit it when I put the boat on the trialer.pic of the spare tires would be great.
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-15-2006, 11:45 AM Reply   
For me having the spare mounted low or under the trailer never worked. The bolts and the wheel get rusted no mater how I took care of them. Now I just toss the spare in the truck for long trips.
I think a high mount off the hitch tucked under the bow would be best as it wouldn't catch and hold water like the under mounts do.
Old     (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-15-2006, 11:48 AM Reply   
I have mine mounted with a bracket up near the tongue just under the bow of the boat. You can find brackets at west Marine or any other marine shop or online.
Old     (gabriel63)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-15-2006, 12:02 PM Reply   
JTW does the boat hit spare tire when you bring it in on to the trailer?
Old     (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-15-2006, 7:50 PM Reply   
No, not at all.

(Message edited by sangerlover on July 15, 2006)
Old     (supreme_rob)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-17-2006, 8:11 AM Reply   
Here's a pic of my Sky Supreme with the spare tire mountUpload
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       07-17-2006, 8:39 AM Reply   
you can also call your trailer manufacturer. I got one for my traielr directly from boatmate, tire/rim and mounting..wanna say it was around $140 shipped to the door.
Old     (rodmcinnis)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-17-2006, 11:27 AM Reply   
On my last boat I had the spare tire mount that clamped to the trailer frame up by the bow. It held the tire very nicely but if the launch ramp was steep it was possible for the boat to hit the tire as you loaded it, which left black marks on the hull. Tire was also in the way for washing/waxing.

On my current setup I have a spare tire carrier in the back, underneath the trailer, tucked in between the prop guard and the fender step. That definately puts the tire out of harms way and there is no way for the boat to bump it. The only downside is that the lock gets dunked everytime I launch which makes me worry that it won't work when I need it to. I operate the lock every month or so to keep it working.


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