Here is my new spare tire mount from AVID
I approached Brandon about this build when I was getting ready to buy the sliders. We sat for some time considering different ideas and this is what he put together. I wanted functionality without losing too much of the bed and did he deliver on that ask.
The mount uses the existing rails for bolting in and also includes tabs on both sides for mounting a shovel or whatever tool I want. We originally were going to mount the Hi-Lift on it but during the test fit we decided that the bed wall was the better decision for the 48" HI-Lift jack. The angle iron on the sides of the bed holds the weight and the room under the mount is plenty to still slide stuff under it. Inside the cab I still have full view outside my rear view window as well. The build sits directly over the rear tires but I can easily move it to the front or rear of the bed if I please.
I couldn't be happier with this custom build by Brandon at Avid!
**If any of you guys are interested in this build for yourself please contact him with any questions.