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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 06 Aug 2007 03:56 #1

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It's for my Bayliner trailer so I guess its OK to post it here.
I needed a mount for my spare tire but all the ones I've seen in the stores are not offset far enought out or vertically for my taste. I decided to fab one up with Stainless Steel 1.5"x1.5" square stock and two pieces of flat plate. One plate for bolting the mount to the trailer and one for bolting the tire to the mount. I also just needed an excuse to use my new Mig Welder!! I used 309 Stainless wire that I had leftover from another welding project (a stainless steel front winch mount for my 2004 Ford Explorer, but thats another story). I cut the round plate behind the tire out using my brothers water jet machine :D then cut all the other pieces with just a 1/8" cut off disk mounted in my angle grinder. Amazing how well those things cut thru anything. Who needs a plama cutter when you have one of those thingys?
Here is the tire mounted on the trailer with the boat:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x140/davijonzlocker/PICT2901.jpg
Here is a photo after the tire has been removed:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x140/davijonzlocker/PICT2904.jpg
This is a pic of the backside of the tire mounting plate. (Yes, I know the tacks on the SS Bolts look like crap, but its just to keep them from falling out !!):
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x140/davijonzlocker/PICT2906.jpg

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 08 Aug 2007 05:26 #2

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at work and bought mine.

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Is yours painted silver, or is it bare steel?

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 08 Aug 2007 07:44 #3

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did you build that ? what is it made of, Stainless steel ? Looks like a good job.

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 08 Aug 2007 18:27 #4

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Yep, all stainless steel, and no paint, that is just bare SS showing. There is a trick, which I learned the hard way, that you can NEVER use carbon steel tools or wire brushes or whatever when working with stainless. The carbon steel will actually imbed itself into the surface of the SS and will rust make it appear that the SS is rusty. Also, Whenever you weld on SS the protective coating (an oxide of somesort) is destroyed and SS will rust, too. So you have to apply some special acids to rebuild the protective oxide layer. I am no metallurgist but I think that is whats going on.

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 16 Aug 2007 03:47 #5

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I bought one a week ago from Harbor Frieght for $9.00 you can't build one for that. They have a web site if your not near a store.

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 16 Aug 2007 17:09 #6

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DeltaJer;59339 wrote: I bought one a week ago from Harbor Frieght for $9.00 you can't build one for that. They have a web site if your not near a store.


Do you by any chance have a part number for the HF spare tire holder?

Thanks,
Michael

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 20 Aug 2007 01:21 #7

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You see, I have too much interference near the tongue of the trailer to mount my spare tire up there. The winch handle on one side and the tongue jack handle on the other. So, by neccessity, I had to come up with an alternate solution. By all means, buy one if you can. I have about $30 in mine and the pride in knowing that I did it myself. Priceless ? :D :cool:

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 20 Aug 2007 01:23 #8

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Nice job!

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 20 Aug 2007 01:49 #9

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doublehelix;60424 wrote: You see, I have too much interference near the tongue of the trailer to mount my spare tire up there. The winch handle on one side and the tongue jack handle on the other. So, by neccessity, I had to come up with an alternate solution. By all means, buy one if you can. I have about $30 in mine and the pride in knowing that I did it myself. Priceless ? :D :cool:




That is one hell of a nice looking spare tire bracket!!!!!!!!!;)


I also had to come up with a mount that did not interfere with my winch and trailer jack, except that I mounted two spares. My trailer is a triple axle and sometimes we travel quite long distances, so I like to carry two.:prod

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 30 Aug 2007 23:05 #10

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azdrawdy;59491 wrote: Do you by any chance have a part number for the HF spare tire holder?

Thanks,
Michael


here ya go!
http://ww2.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=93341

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 06 Oct 2007 16:35 #11

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Very nice job and it looks like it will do the job just fine.
Are you by chance concerned about the tire/wheel weight and any vibrations when traveling? It may be just fine, but I'd want to make sure (since it cantilevers) that it will not vibrate and cause any stress on the frame.
I think if it were up on the tongue, closer to the tow vehicle, I'd not be as concerned. (just food for thought)

Also, just an FYI for you: Stainless Steel, in general, is more easily work hardened and can become brittle, fatigued and fail. If your U bolts are SS, keep an eye on them.

I have a similar mount on my trailer (but no where as nice as yours) that I keep telling my self I will modify someday to include a "spindle" so I can mount a complete spare hub. After knowing of a few people who have lost a bearing, which caused hub damage, I thought this may be a good idea. Not sure if I'll ever get around to it but hope to! You know... one of those things I'm procrastinating on or just can't find time for. LOL


Anyway, great idea and you've done an excellent job on it. :arr

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 07 Oct 2007 06:20 #12

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Nice job, but I would HIGHly recommend you either spot weld a couple of the nuts attaching the brackets to the trailer and buy some lock nuts so the spare stays on the carrier or put a "steal me" sign above the carrier... It looks very tempting for jerks that wander through ramp areas...

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Spare Tire mount for my Trailer (sorta bayliner related) 26 Oct 2007 18:49 #13

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Mr. 2850Bounty, Yes, I have been watching out for fatigue. I have not noticed any cracks, yet, but I do keep an eye out for them. I am not so worried about the frame flexing or the bolts holding it to the frame breaking, but I will certainly watch them for early signs of failure. THANKS for the heads up.

Mr. GoAweigh2452, Yes, I do have NyLock nuts holding the tire to the mount and the mount to the frame, but if someone wants it badly enough they could steal it. I am too laid back to worry about theft. I'm sure that will change the first time something goes missing on my boat/trailer.

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DoubleHelix

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