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Old 05-04-2015, 06:15 PM   #11
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Doc I did look at the rear bumper attachment bolts where it fastens to the frame and they do not look very sturdy to me
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #12
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The bumper on the 23B is very light and is not very secure. It cannot hold the weight and the bouncing of a tire. You could have a 2" receiver hitch put on, and then mount the tire to the receiver.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:28 PM   #13
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Our White Hawk DSRE has a factor rear bumper mount
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:03 AM   #14
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You can't compare this between models. Different trailer model lines have different frames and bumper assemblies. Some can handle the weight on the bumper, some can't. The Jay Feather hybrids all have the same type of frame and can't carry any weight on the bumper. My previous '03 Kiwi hybrid had exactly the same frame type and also could not carry weight on the bumper.
But I DO have a Jay Feather hybrid. And it came from the factory with the spare on its rear bumper.
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Our 2010 22FB had the factory-mounted spare on the bumper also. Seems like I remember a warning in the owner's guide not to install anything besides the spare on the rear bumper.
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I finally got a spare at Northern Tool with a USA made wheel, radial tire about $130 the cheaper ones I saw had reviews of a lot of run-out on wheels, looks good. Went with a bumper mount have not installed yet, just got the mount. Keep bumper from rusting and you should be fine or mount near the supports not in the middle perhaps.
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But I DO have a Jay Feather hybrid. And it came from the factory with the spare on its rear bumper.
Ahh! Good point. I just realized the difference. The SLX line, including the SLX hybrids have old style channel frames. The Jay Feather Ultralites, which is what I have, have a "ladder" style frame. The frame on the SLX is probably stronger at the bumper.
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2008 Jayco 17c. I moved our spare from the bracket that holds it under the hitch into the back of our towing pick up while at Mexican Hat. It is a low point that dragged sometimes. Mexican Hat was the last straw as I had to jack up the camper to get over the water gutter.
Another reason is to take weight off the camper.
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