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Old 09-28-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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Bumper Mount Spare Tire Carrier

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We are looking at purchasing a 2016 Redhawk 26x1. This unit does not come with a spare tire or carrier but the dealer contacted Jayco and received the response that we could mount the spare tire to a carrier on the bumper. We are having a difficult time locating a vendor who carries a bumper mount spare tire carrier for 16 inch, 8 lug tires for class C motor homes. Do any of you have any information that may help us?

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Old 09-28-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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I googled spare tire carriers for class c MH and etrailer came up several times. Most spare tire carriers do not have enough lugs to fill all the lug nut holes, just enough to hold it securely.
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Thank you. We had called eTrailer and they said they did not recommend their carriers for Class C spares. We also called Stromberg Carlson and got the same response, so I thought I'd see what info members here had to offer.

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Old 09-29-2015, 08:32 AM   #4
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My opinion: Too much load for an RV rear bumper.


My truck is an 8-lug (steel wheels) and the through of hanging that much weight on a hollow 4" bumper? <cringe>
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That's what we thought also and were quite surprised when Jayco responded to our question that their bumper was strong enough to support the weight of the carrier and spare tire.

Oh boy.
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That's what we thought also and were quite surprised when Jayco responded to our question that their bumper was strong enough to support the weight of the carrier and spare tire.

Oh boy.
They also sell a "300lbs rated" receiver that bolts around the rear bumper. And a cargo carrier that slips into the receiver.

Put a 100lbs genset on the carrier. Watch what happens after the first pothole at 60MPH... :-(

Just because it is on the market, doesn't mean it will do what you expect of it.
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I have a 2014 Redhawk that also came without a spare tire. I purchased just the tire that I carry in my back storage unit. If I ever had a flat I would be calling the road service company anyway, but I would already have a spare that could be mounted to my wheel. That way I don't have to wait for road service to get a tire and end up paying much more for it than I paid for my spare.
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How much does the 16" wheel and tire weigh?
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How much does the 16" wheel and tire weigh?
I dunno how much their's weighs, but the single 8-lug tire & wheel on my F-350 is in excess of 100lbs.
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Thanks very much for the information you all have provided.
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