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Old 04-30-2015, 09:36 AM   #1
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Spare tire

How many of you have moved the spare tire from under the tongue and installed a spare tire holder on the back bumper? I have a 2011 Jayco X23B
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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Not me. The bumper is not made to hold that kind of weight. I think BAL even has a sticker on there somewhere that talks about the limits of the bumper.
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Good advice Doc, thanks
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Not to hijack this thread, but I had read that many Jayco's have a spare underneath. I checked my used 07 27BH and don't see a provision for a spare. I've been lucky so far, but I think I only have the rear bumper or bed of TV option, I'm not into adding more tongue weight due to using a 1/2 ton TV.

anyone add a tire to the underside, or have suggestion?
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My White Hawk 20MRB has the spare on a bumper mount from the factory.

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Old 04-30-2015, 02:38 PM   #6
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My White Hawk 20MRB has the spare on a bumper mount from the factory.

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My White Hawk 20MRB has the spare on a bumper mount from the factory.

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The same with my Jayco Jay Featherlight SLX16XRB. Came from the factory with its spare mounted on the rear bumper.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:25 AM   #8
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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.

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Not to hijack this thread, but I had read that many Jayco's have a spare underneath. I checked my used 07 27BH and don't see a provision for a spare.
You'd have to find original sales literature to see what kinds of things were options. When we bought our '03 Kiwi, the spare tire was an option. The mount under the tongue was part of the option. If you didn't order the spare, you wouldn't get the mount either.

The current line of Jay Feather hybrids lists the spare in the Customer Value Package and is "Mandatory", that is, it's not really an option.

Either way, you should contact Jayco through e-mail and ask where they would have put the spare if would have come with one.

Geezer, I should have asked, why do you want to move it?
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I moved it this week, and it's going on the bumper. 2014 Jayfeather 197
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:12 PM   #10
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Hi Doc. It was just a brainy idea, reducing the tongue weight ? I have a single battery on the tongue and 2 propane tanks. Is it possible to mount a second battery on the tongue. If so how. That would add quite a bit of weight and moving the spare tire would help. Just thoughts.
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