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Old 08-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Under mount Spare Tire Holder

Hi everyone, I am a new 24 RK Cougar owner and don't like the rear tire holder clamped to the rather week rear bumper.

Does Keystone have a model trailer that has a under mounted spare tire holder that I could copy and install or is this a bad idea?


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Old 08-07-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Facing the same dilemma (and wanting to mount a receiver hitch at the rear of the trailer!), local Keystone dealer was able to order a mount (from Keystone) to hold my tire up under the trailer. As I recall, could have mounted in front or behind axles. I opted for up front, behind the landing gear to somewhat balance the weight I was adding with the receiver hitch. Spare tire mount was $305 installed, money well spent.

I haven't mastered attaching photos, if you'd like, you are welcome to PM me and send an e-mail address, I'm happy to shoot you pictures by that route.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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There is also this if you want to do it yourself. http://norcoind.com/bal/products/con...-a-spare.shtml

From what I have seen it is around $80 but only a few people carry it as it is a new product.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:22 AM   #4
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My Raptor has the spare tucked under the trailer. You lower it like a pick up truck using the stab jack tool. I think most of the toy haulers do.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:36 AM   #5
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I've been looking as well and have see where people bolt there tires under the tongue, but I've not been able to find the mounting kit for this. Anyone know of one, or are they all home made?
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #6
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LCI (Lippert) built the frame and Lippert sells under-chassis tire mounts, storage drawers and a combination of both. You can find what's available here: http://store.lci1.com/spare-tire-rac...ivers-c76.aspx

Some members with welding skills (or access to a good welder) have installed "crank down pickup truck spare tire carriers" under their RV. That takes some fabricating and at least some experience in welding and metal work. The Lippert components are pretty much "bolt on and go" systems.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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There is also this if you want to do it yourself. http://norcoind.com/bal/products/con...-a-spare.shtml

From what I have seen it is around $80 but only a few people carry it as it is a new product.
I just bought and received my BAL Hide-A-Spare but have not installed it yet, was hoping to modify it to take 2 tires! It cost about $86.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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I just bought and received my BAL Hide-A-Spare but have not installed it yet, was hoping to modify it to take 2 tires! It cost about $86.

I've been wanted to do this also but been having a hard time getting my welding buddy over the house. I'm all over this Bal Hind A Spare.

Does anyone know if we have I-Bean frames??? I've never really took notice before.

Jerry

ps Now that I think about it I do believe its I-Beam. Can anyone confirm this please.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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I've been wanted to do this also but been having a hard time getting my welding buddy over the house. I'm all over this Bal Hind A Spare.

Does anyone know if we have I-Bean frames??? I've never really took notice before.

Jerry

ps Now that I think about it I do believe its I-Beam. Can anyone confirm this please.
Yes I beam frame. The mounting plate on the BAL is flat so you would have too add some spacers to fill the "I" beam and bolt through it. It comes with no hardware except 2 bolts to hold the tire to the bracket, mine did not even ship with directions not that what they provide is really of any use. I found the directions online I believe the part no. for mine was 28216.

Here is the link where I purchased it drop ships from the manufactuerer about 2 weeks, instructions found here too.
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http://www.rvupgradestore.com/BAL-Hi...-p/92-0151.htm
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info Bill. 2+ weeks shipping. It wouldn't make it to me in time for my next trip up to Bodega Bay. I guess I'll install it when I get back.


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