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Old 03-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Spare tire on bumper

Has anybody had the rear bumper reinforced by a welder so you can carry a spare tire on it? I have a dual battery set up and adding a spare tire to the tongue would add to much weight. I'm looking for alternatives for my 06 23B.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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If you let us know what model you have there might be someone who can share there own modifications with a similar trailer DPCardoza.
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I had it done on my Keystone Outback, but the idea is the same. I had a hitch & trailer shop do mine. They used 2X3" heavy wall steel tubing across and between the frame and between the added cross support and the trailer bumper. My bumper is supported in four places and carries a spare tire and aluminum tool box with a Craftsman air compressor, wooden leveling pads, hoses, power cords, x-chocks and screw jacks. Cost was around $200 and it was money well spent. I had a custom box built that covers half of the rear bumper, fits just under the trailer taillight and sticks out no further than the spare tire.

The long piece on the left of the photo spans across the width of the trailer and the short pieces are what attaches it to the bumper. Without some type of reinforcement, I wouldn't hang anything on these bumpers without beefing it up

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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Spare tire on bumper

My dad is pretty handy with a welder so I'm confident he could do it. I was sort of thinking about having 2 pieces of 1/4" angle iron running across the top and bottom of the inside of the existing bumper then adding 2 additional supports to the bumper itself. Will only need support for spare tire. Bikes i think would create too much torque just because of the leverage.
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