If you are using spare tires for your Trailers, then you definitely want to look for spare tire carriers that will fit them. There are a few different options when it comes to getting spare tires for your trailers. Which ones are the best and why? In this article we are going to look at why and what to look for when you are purchasing spare tires for your trailers.
The most common way to get a tire for your Trailers is to use a wheel and tire carrier combo kit. These kits have everything you need to raise and lower the tire for storage into your truck bed. They usually come with a bracket and bolt as well. Typically these carriers are made out of steel or aluminum. The reason you want to use an aluminum carrier is because it is much stronger then the steel. The strength of an iron wheel and carrier combo is because it can handle much more weight then the steel.
However, if you buy a steel carrier then you will need to drill holes in your tire so that you can bolt it to the truck. The problem with using an aluminum wheel and carrier is because it doesn't have the same strength as a steel carrier. You can tell because an aluminum wheel and carrier has a flat spot on the center of it. The bolt pattern on the carrier is just not strong enough to handle a large load.
If you want a simple solution to getting spare tires onto your truck, then the best solution is to buy an off the shelf wheel and tire carrier. This is a great product, because it is low cost and it comes with a bolt and a washer. It's just like buying a cheap pair of dumbbells to carry around. You can find these at any Wal Mart or home improvement store.
Another solution is the "angle-iron railing" mount. This is where you take the spare tire, bolt it to the side of the carrier and bolt the washer and the wheel to the carrier. The problem with this option is it can be difficult to install. It can be challenging to get a good angle-iron railing to work properly with the type of flat tire you are going to use. That is why I recommend another type of carrier. Another option is the "spare tire on end mount".
This is a great option because it can be installed with minimal effort. First, you install the nuts and bolts that bolt the carrier to the trailer's hitch. Then you install the washers on both sides of the wheel. There is a "square washer" that is used to attach the bolts. Once you have that fitted, you bolt the whole thing down with the washers and use the nuts to hold the washers in place.
Now you simply need to remove the tire and use the level to check if the wheels are at the right angle for the carrier. If not, use some tape to measure how far off the ground the wheels are. Use a ratchet strap to secure the nuts and washers to the carrier, then tighten the bolt on the side of the washer. And there you go, easy installation!
These are just a few ideas for securing the spare tire to your trailer frame. Of course, there are many more options to consider. Remember, bolts and nuts come in many different sizes and shapes. It's always best to talk to someone at your local auto supply store or mechanic about the different options available.