Storing spare tire

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Storing spare tire

Post by rmoss »

Hi all
I just purchased a Bushtec GL trailer. I also got a deal on a good used spare.
My question is where to store the spare.
Any ideas.


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Re: Storing spare tire

Post by WingAdmin »

I bought a U-bolt and some welding stock, and used it to bolt mine to the underside of my tongue:

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Spare Tire

It's been there for a few years like this, but I'm thinking I may move it to the top of the tongue, as I have scraped it over large speed bumps etc. a couple of times.

My GL1500 (and this trailer) have spent a couple summers in Southampton before...
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Post by AZgl1800 »

I did the same thing, mounted it under the tongue about 18" back from the hitch.

it makes a great "stand' to keep the hitch off the ground.

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Re: Storing spare tire

Post by DenverWinger »

Mine's on top of the tongue, The propane grill travels on top of the spare (bungy-cords) to keep the grease out of the camper. Perfect place for it anyway since storage inside is at a premium.

Note the homemade rig on top of the camper for carrying the pop-up canopy. Bungy cords on the back end for easy slide-out, and "Plumber's Tape" straps on front end so it can't slide out and hit us on a panic stop. Just strapping the canopy direct to the top of the camper was no good, crushing into the camper top. The OSB base prevents that.

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