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Spare Tire Mounting Location V-Nose Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Towing' started by blueburban6, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    blueburban6

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    I am looking for a good spot to mount my spare tire on my v-nose enclosed trailer. Does any one have any good suggestions where to mount it?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    I am assuming you are talking about your truck spare tire on the trailer??

    Is there space under or on the tongue?? Or put some bolts that are the size of the lugs thru the wall of the trailer and bolt it on up right?? Mount it inside one of the doors??
     
  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    I'd mount it on the outside of the trailer wall on the V-nose or over the fender unless you want it taking up room inside the trailer. Brace the interior side of the wall as necessary for the extra weight.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    Its the spare for the trailer itself. I don't want to take up room on the inside of the trailer and the tongue of the trailer is too short to mount it there. The outside wall of the v sounds like it may have some potential.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    If you use the V nose as a mounting spot, mount it high enough to clear tailgate if it is lowered. Also it it will be more out of the way up high. As others have said, reinforce the inside wall to hold the spare.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Any recommendations for reinforcing the wall for the spare?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    Plywood or heavy gage sheet metal as a backer plate on the inside of the trailer. It kind of depends on how flimsy the walls are to begin with but either of my suggestions should work fine. You just don't want the bolts to pull through the side of the trailer wall.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    I would use at least 5/8 plywood.....
     
  9. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
     
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