View Full Version : Spare tire position on trailer

04-30-2008, 07:58 PM
I finally went out and purchased a spare tire for my outback I am trying to figure out where to mount it on the trailor. The spare is rather large so Im just wondering where everyone else (that has one) have mounted theirs.
I have the single axle boatmate trailor


04-30-2008, 08:46 PM
I'd like to see as well. Our spare goes in the back of the Tahoe!

04-30-2008, 08:59 PM
We have ours on the front side of the trailer. I'd like to get it mounted under the bow but not sure who sells a bracket.

04-30-2008, 09:14 PM
I mounted mine on the right front side of the trailor. Left enough room for the swing away toung to get by. I found a spare tire mount for a 6 lug tire at iboats.com.

04-30-2008, 09:21 PM
here's where it was mounted on my Outback


04-30-2008, 10:40 PM
I have a belly mount spare that came from the factory. when i was ordering my boat, i was told that they (boatmate) could provide some kind of after market belly mount if we could not get the belly mount on at ordering.


05-01-2008, 12:20 AM
Here is where the dealer mounted mine. It's completely clear of the swing tongue.



05-01-2008, 10:04 AM
I think I might be able to mount mine near the bow on the side. Its a tight fit. It looks like there might be more clearance on the tandem trailor maybe the bunks are a bit higher. I really like the bracket for mounting under the trailor. Curious what that is worth.
Ill post a pic when I get it figured out
Thanks as always for the help guys!


05-01-2008, 07:01 PM
The bracket I bought aftermarket is an angled bracket so it follows the angle of the hull better. With that your choices for mounting improve. I just mounted minr right front similar to others you see here, but I think with the angle I can get a little higher.

05-02-2008, 12:56 AM
Smrtz - Dealer mounted, like cab. - Deerfield


05-02-2008, 10:12 AM
I thought I would post this too. I emailed Boatmate yesterday. Really awesome service. Got an email back this morning first thing.
this is what it said:
The under carriage mount is not a bolt-on option and requires welding, so it's typically only offered as a factory option. If you have the capability of welding it on and painting it afterward, I'll be happy to send you the parts. Just be aware that there's "some assembly required". Let me know if I can help.

Jerry Jones
865-273-1100 ext. 29

If anyone else is thinking about this option Im sure jerry would be more than willing to help.


06-01-2008, 11:05 PM
I also ordered a mount from boatmate and got EXCELLENT service from Jerry. I opted for going direct to boatmate (as opposed to the dealer or internet) because I wanted to have the mount painted to match the trailer ... boatmate was able to do that at a cost that was equal to the dealer black painted mount (including shipping!)

I also got a factory tire and wheel to match my other tires from the dealer for a decent price.

I just mounted the spare today and took some pics. I mounted it pretty far forward on the 'rubber pad' that was a bumper for the swing toungh. I put it there because I liked the idea of not scratching the trailer to much. I still have room to swing it back 90 degrees, but I dont really need to use it.

06-02-2008, 03:17 PM
sorry, here are my pics...