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Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount

Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount

Item # TR-1
Our Price: $43.86
Spare Tire Carrier
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Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
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This universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson boasts superior strength and is an excellent tool for all travelers. Lowest Prices for the best spare tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson. Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount part number TR-1 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Spare Tire Carrier - TR-1

  • Bumper Mount
  • 5-Bolt
  • 6-Bolt
  • 8-Bolt
  • RV
  • Stromberg Carlson

This universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson boasts superior strength and is an excellent tool for all travelers.


  • Provides removable mounting point on your trailer or motor home rear bumper for a spare tire
  • Fits most 5-, 6- and 8- lug wheels
    • Not for Class A or Class C tires or dual rim wheels
  • Clamps onto bumper for easy installation
    • Top bolt and lug nut attach through a bolt hole on the wheel
    • Bottom bolt, plate and nut further secure the wheel through the larger center hole
  • Includes U-bolts and lug nuts


  • Application: 15" to 16" tires
  • Fits 4" square bumpers
  • Overall height: 18-1/4"
  • Measurement from top of trailer mount bracket to center of tire-mount bracket: 9-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

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TR-1 Stromberg Carlson Tire Carrier, Rigid - Universal Fit

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Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount - TR-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (331 Customer Reviews)

This universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson boasts superior strength and is an excellent tool for all travelers.


It was easy to install. But I notice that the nut and bolt was not the same as on the dolly. So I don't order the locking lug nuts. I would have if they were the same.


I mistakenly ordered the TR-1 because one of the photos showed a different cross bracket (2 holes instead of one) which holds the tire in place. My 2018 Prime Time Crusader came new from General RV with the TR-1 holding the spare. It gradually failed with the center bracket becoming bent to the point that the tire was ready to fall off. I re-bent the bracket, put it back on but it happened again. Reversed the bracket but it bent the other way.I had to do this repeatedly. I will try to use the TR-1 if you send me an additional bracket for more strength. Thanks. I can send photos if you like.


Super easy installation. Honestly I didn't think it would be as sturdy as it is. -but it definitely is. Holds my 225/75 R15 spare nice and solid. I added the heat-shrink tubing to the U bracket and the rubber thread caps.

Its been a year and it still looks the same as it did when I bought it. The tire hasnt moved with over 2000 miles of traveling.
Justin E - 07/03/2021


Rec'd the spare tire mount today and mounted it on the rear bumper of our travel trailer in minutes. Looks great and seems that it will be stronger than the ones I saw on [online]. Most of them got bad reviews due to the metal bending or welds breaking. A lot of them had the square tubing welded at a 45 degree angle from the bumper plate. In my opinion, this puts the weight of the tire out away from the bumper mounting plate, thus more stress on the welds.

This one has the square tubing that is vertical and should put the majority of the spare tire weight closer to the bumper where it should be. I cut pieces of rubber tubing and put on the U bolts so they wouldn't wear on the bumper and rust it. Although, if the spare tire mounts shifts around to the point where the U bolts wear off the paint and rusts the bumper, I've got bigger probs than rust.

I also made a cable with a lock to secure the spare tire. I don't care if the tire gets stolen. I made it so I could just join the ends of the cable together with a lock. We pull our travel trailer 400 miles up to Lake Superior 4 or 5 times a year. The cable and lock is just to make sure should something happen to the mount, the tire stays with the trailer. It's interstate all of the up to Duluth for us and we go through Minneapolis. The last thing we need is the spare tire coming off and bouncing across 8 lanes of traffic at rush hour.

One minor thing: there is a little rust on one of the welds where it looks like the powder coat didn't take. No biggie. It just holds your spare tire, for Pete's sake. Other than that, I'm as happy as a clam.

If you are starting to experience rust, we do recommend covering any types of scratches or scrapes with a rust-oleum type of paint. This will prevent the carrier from experiencing any further corrosion. I have a link below for your reference.
Katrina B - 05/20/2022


Our fiberglass travel trailer came with a spare tire that bolted against the body of the trailer, leaving a permanent black donut on the gel coat. Never liked that setup. This spare tire carrier was a breeze to install, is extremely well-built and took care of my issue with the original spare tire holder.

It’s a strong unit. Still working as expected.
Kolocar - 03/20/2022


This product states "not designed for a class C RV" which I must have missed when ordering it. It is for travel trailer tires only so I had to return it.

We do have sturdy hitch-mount spare tire carriers. For a large heavy tire such as those on your Class C I suggest the Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire part # RM-195225
Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier w/ 2" Receiver Opening - 2" Hitches
. This accepts 16 to 24.50 inch wheels in any bolt pattern and offers a 400-lb weight rating.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/08/2022


Easy to install. This carrier has traveled over 6000 miles on the back of my trailer with no issues. I am currently taking it another 4000 miles this summer.

As advertised. This product is a no-brainer.
Paul - 06/18/2022


The tire mount came with no bolt pack just the mounting bracket


Perfect for my Cougar fifth wheel!


Haven't had a chance to put it on my trailer yet,but, looks and feels very strong and should work just fine. Thanks!


The package came with no nuts, lug nuts, bolt clips, or bolts. Looks like the package was returned at some point and repackaged

We will get that missing hardware out to you right away.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/03/2022


Photo shows spare tire mounted with the bumper mounted u-bolt mount TR-1 tire carrier we purchased from etrailer. Easy install and holds tire firmly, eliminates hauling spare in pickup box.


The original Casita spare tire carrier is poorly designed and placed. The Stromberg Carlson Spare Tire Carrier is exactly what I was looking, simple/easy install.

GR8! Still right where I put it. Check the nuts on a regular basis.
Garnett - 10/01/2017


I had to replace my original spare tire mount due to it developing a crack completely across one of the mounting lug holes. This replacement mount bolted right up to my 4 inch square rear bumper just like the original did. I had it done in about 20 minutes. I replaced it on a Rockwood 2503S Mini Lite which has 14 inch tires and 5 hole wheels. I can’t give an opinion on its durability because I haven’t taken it on the road yet. Only after bouncing down the road for a while will I know how durable it is, but it looks and feels sturdy.


Great customer service I can always fi d what I need for RV and trailers


Just arrived in the mail and I got it quickly. It fits very easy to install. Time will tell how durable it is.


Very solid,
Easy to install,works great


Good quality and well built


Excellent service. Way to go!


solid construction and easy to install. I was able to offset it so I could use the receiver for a bike rack.


Replaced old spare tire carrier with this one. Simple and looks good. No reason to think it won't last longer than my rv/trailer.


fits great. solid product.


Works alright,vibrates going down the highway Hope it does t eventually break..


Having had experience with trailer tire blow-outs, I decided to start carrying two spare tires (just in case). I already had one of these same spare tire carriers and needed to add the second. Works as advertised.

Still doing its job.
Ed M - 12/16/2020


I gave this Bumper mounted tire carrier item #TR-1, 5 stars! Very easy to install and for the price.Shipping was also quick for this time of year.

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