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Old 02-09-2019, 01:34 PM   #1
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Spare tire bumper mount

I recently bought a spare tire mount from Camping world but the spare rim is too deep I will have to modify the mount and have no problem doing it, I have a 28E Thor on E-450. didn't come with a spare so I had to get one from the ford dealer. Has anyone had any luck with one that fits properly or should I just continue with my mod?
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:04 PM   #2
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Can you mount tire backward (inside rim facing out). Post some picks please. I would think there are some racks on the market that would fit your rim fine.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:00 PM   #3
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I'm not at home today i will post later, I tried it backwards but felt it might bounce too much as the center of gravity is not over the post.
The rim depth is easy 9 inches deep.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:09 PM   #4
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I'm not at home today i will post later, I tried it backwards but felt it might bounce too much as the center of gravity is not over the post.
The rim depth is easy 9 inches deep.
I use a Curt hitch mount that is angled at the top putting the tire's center of gravity more the post, but it also mounts on the rim face.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:52 PM   #5
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I checked out the curt hitch mount and they will work for some and look well built, unfortunately you loose the trailer hitch.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:35 PM   #6
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I checked out the curt hitch mount and they will work for some and look well built, unfortunately you loose the trailer hitch.
There are bolt-on receivers for your 4x4 bumper like this one (it has a side bolt for anti-rattle: https://www.amazon.com/Towever-83801-Bumper-Receiver-Adapter/dp/B0721P76YZ/ref=sr_1_20?hvadid=198227904712&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9 031272&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=190215779 4160673906&hvtargid=kwd-307676797338&keywords=bolt+on+2+receiver&qid=15497 48982&s=gateway&sr=8-20&tag=googhydr-20



I really like what Leadbottom did here: Thor Forums - View Single Post - Spare Tire Carrier

I put a bolt-on 2" receiver (which comes oriented the wrong way) on my hitch to the left side. It was a pain. I had to de-weld the plate to turn it, reweld it, and ordered large square u-bolts. That Curt mod is clean.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:43 PM   #7
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that's a nice rack as well.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:47 PM   #8
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that's a nice rack as well.
Huh, thats sound like something I would say before I got married. LOL. I might think it now ....but not out loud
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:44 PM   #9
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I ended up buying some 5 in bolts and running them through the mount to make up the depth of the rim. It feels really secure and does not bounce. Attached some photos. So $30.00 for the mount and about $5.00 for the bolts.
They are galvanized so they should be fine for awhile, maybe pick up stainless steel down the road. Still need to find a decent jack and impact gun but for now at least I will have a spare for the tow truck driver right..
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People dog on ryobi, but I have to say my 1/2in riobi impact 18v one+ has been a life saver. My tires have yet to go flat, but others I have camped with have, and they love it. Harbor freight sells a great 1/2 impact socket kit for cheap, with as little use as it gets I am fine with it
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:08 PM   #11
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People dog on ryobi, but I have to say my 1/2in riobi impact 18v one+ has been a life saver. My tires have yet to go flat, but others I have camped with have, and they love it. Harbor freight sells a great 1/2 impact socket kit for cheap, with as little use as it gets I am fine with it
Thanks, Got to love Harbor Freight..
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:48 PM   #12
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Donít know what rig you put this bumper mounted tire carrier on but you might want to check with Thor. I was going to use this approach on my Freedom Elite but CW cautioned against it so I called Thor and they were empathetic that the square bumper is not strong enough to carry a spare. Maybe just the lawyers talking but I decided to go a different route just the same.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:12 PM   #13
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I weigh 240lbs and stood on top of it and it hardly moved, I feel good about it.
I have watched it in the rear view camera many times since i installed it..its tight.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:52 AM   #14
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I weigh 240lbs and stood on top of it and it hardly moved, I feel good about it.

I have watched it in the rear view camera many times since i installed it..its tight.


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