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Old 12-07-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Spare tire carrier too low and hits the ground

We just bought a X17Z and love it. EXCEPT for the spare tire mounting location. The tire carrier is very low to the ground and scrapes our driveway when pulling in; and the transition from the street to our driveway is NOT excessive in the least. I want to relocate the tire and the rear bumper looks like the best option. Has anyone else found a solution to this dilemma? Jayco's owner's manual says the bumper is rated to carry 100 lbs, so placing the spare tire on it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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I'm trying to relocate the tire myself to reduce weight. I have two tanks, tire, battery pushing the tongue weight way up. I've looked on Ebay and they are one or two deals on 4" bumber spare carrier, should be doing that soon. My camper is 2014 Jay Feather Ultra 197 .
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:35 AM   #3
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The spare tire for my 2015 SLX16XRB came located on the back bumper (tire mount). I'd think this could easily be done for yours as well.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:53 PM   #4
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I bought a tilting mount from e-trailer and was originally going to mount it to the back bumper but the bumper seemed to be too weak to support it. I eventually mounted it to the trailer tongue (see pic) and have plenty of clearance when backing real tight on that side.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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Thanks Jerdog. After my original post. I had a chance to look at the bumper again. You're right. The bumper is VERY flimsy! There is no way it could support a spare tire. I like your idea of mounting it to the tongue. I will most likely do this once we get out new baby out of winter storage.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #6
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I put a spare on my bumper this past July. Works great. Check out my old thread for details:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=20457
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:30 AM   #7
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I put a spare on my bumper this past July. Works great. Check out my old thread for details:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=20457
Unfortunately, the X17Z doesn't have a square bumper like your unit so that might not work for the OP. The X17Z has a very flimsy C-Channel as a rear bumper.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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My 23b had one hanging below the a frame. I determined that with the WDH attached that the tire could not be removed. I carry my tire in the TV and the rack is stored on a shelf in my shed.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:10 PM   #9
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I think you can get a Hanger that goes in the front under the Tong
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Maybe you can add some caster skid wheels on the bottom of the trailer to keep the over hang from dragging the ground...





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