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Old 04-22-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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17c Spare Tire

Hi everyone - I have been a frequent reader of this forum since I purchased my first TT in 2010, a Jayco 17c. I've learned alot from the discussions and topics, and have not had the need to post a question until now. When I purchased the 17c, it did not come with a spare tire, and I'm trying to determine the best place to mount a spare on the trailer. I bought a "universal" spare tire mounting kit, but quickly learned that "universal" generally means a 4x4 bumper and the 17c has a different specification. My specific questions are (1) is the 17c's bumper designed to carry the additional weight of a spare tire and (2) have other 17c owners successfully mounted a spare tire on their bumper? Thanks for your help over the years!
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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I have a 2010 17z and I would not mount anything to my bumper. My spare tire sits flat up front under the "A" frame. I can attach a picture if you like. I would think the 17c would work the same way. I'm kinda surprised that it did not come with a spare.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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If I remember correctly the spare tire was an option. I would not mount anything to the bumper, it is not built for that. Jayco mounts the spare tire in the "A" of the frame. It is removed by pulling a pin and the tire mount swings down toward the ground. I wonder if your trailer has the mount?
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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My 17C also has the spare mounted under the tounge of the trailer.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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My 17c had a spare under the A frame in front until I backed over a small crevice. This is what it looks like minus it being mangled! How do you suppose I can bend it back? Heat it up with a torch? It wont just bend with vice grips!
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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our 2012 swift 184 came with the spare tire mounted on a bracket on the rear bumper. that was standard for all the liteweights we looked at. happy camping!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:09 PM   #7
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Get real mad lay it on the ground beat it with a big hammer. the bend in the middle maybe you'll get away with stepping on it. check the welds and repaint. good luck
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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I did bend most of it back into shape. I will probably need to force it back on the trailer. The front plate was difficult trying to not snap the welds.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:28 AM   #9
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if welded correctly, the metal will break before the weld......happy camping
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