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    Thoughts.. Best place to mount spare tire : Bayliner 185 Flight-gctid396600

    Hi, I have a 2009 Bayliner 185 Flight with Factory match trailer. I have a fulton spare tire mount (angled) and wanted to know best place to mount tire....Beside winch or on the side by rear wheels... or other suggestions. Also, are there any cheap ways of locking the tire to prevent theft.

    Thanks.

    #2
    I'll be installing one on mine soon, and wherever it ends up, it will go where it does not take a dunking every time I launch. Just something to consider.

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      #3
      Well, I wish I had one of those under trailer brackets but my Karavan trailer did not have it so I ended up relocating the tongue wheel and putting the bracket on the other side. The pisser is I cannot collapse the trailer any more, but I have room in my driveway...oh well.

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        #4
        Thanks for those pics. I have to collapse my trailer, so this will be a consideration.
        Nutsofamily wrote:
        Well, I wish I had one of those under trailer brackets but my Karavan trailer did not have it so I ended up relocating the tongue wheel and putting the bracket on the other side. The pisser is I cannot collapse the trailer any more, but I have room in my driveway...oh well.

        http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]

        http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]

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          #5
          Nutsofamily wrote:
          Well, I wish I had one of those under trailer brackets but my Karavan trailer did not have it so I ended up relocating the tongue wheel and putting the bracket on the other side. The pisser is I cannot collapse the trailer any more, but I have room in my driveway...oh well.

          http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]

          http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
          Mine is mounted on the same side but on the side beam of the trailer (but as much forward as possible). When I fold the tongue the coupler will hit the tire but then it's already completely out of the way. The boat only has around 3" of gap but that's actually a good thing as the bow will never escape in this direction. Like a free starboard bow bunk.....

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            #6
            I was thinking of this too but I could not get it to fit. The hull got in the way. Any pics?

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              #7
              Mine is mounted just behind the winch bracket.

              Cheapest way to lock is a PVC covered wire with a small padlock. If someone really wants your spare they will get it so don't go spending big bucks on it. Really a lock just keeps normal people out.

              I have seen bayliners with the spare layig flat under the front of the bow. This is a good idea but you would need to make a bracket up.

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                #8
                Nutsofamily wrote:
                Well, I wish I had one of those under trailer brackets but my Karavan trailer did not have it so I ended up relocating the tongue wheel and putting the bracket on the other side. The pisser is I cannot collapse the trailer any more, but I have room in my driveway...oh well.

                http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]

                http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
                I've got that same bracket, but attached it to one of the side rails back near the axle. Keeps it out of the way and doesn't add any more weight to the tounge

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                  #9
                  Nutsofamily wrote:
                  I was thinking of this too but I could not get it to fit. The hull got in the way. Any pics?
                  don't have it in a better form: http://www.pinzi.us/Scratch/TrailerBrakes.pdf It's a bit downwards (pages 9, 11, 12) and you will see the folded back coupler touching the spare tire. The gap is actually more like 1"....

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                    #10
                    Here's mine, i can still fold my tongue all the way. This installation of course requires having the clearance.


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                      #11
                      I throw my spare for the trailer in the back of the truck and away i go. When i get back home i take it out of the truck.
                      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

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                        #12
                        Chief Alen wrote:
                        I throw my spare for the trailer in the back of the truck and away i go. When i get back home i take it out of the truck.
                        Haha that will work just fine! That's where I keep most of my tools, I only keep a small tool bag in the boat. I do however have a lockable tonneau.

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                          #13
                          Here is ours, we can swing away to get into the garage

                          Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/706189=29962-starb_with_wheel.jpg[/img]

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                            #14
                            Skygazer wrote:
                            Here is ours, we can swing away to get into the garage
                            I thought of that as well, but was worried about problems arising when putting the boat back on the trailer. Any issues with that setup?

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                              #15
                              Skygazer wrote:
                              Here is ours, we can swing away to get into the garage
                              PS

                              Nice boat

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