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etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch

etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch

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This carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to your hitch. The improved clearance is perfect for off-roading. Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes. Lowest Prices for the best spare tire carrier from etrailer. etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch part number e98ZR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Spare Tire Carrier - e98ZR

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This carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to your hitch. The improved clearance is perfect for off-roading. Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes.


  • Carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to the hitch
    • Compatible with front or rear mounted hitch
    • Improved clearance is perfect for off-roading
  • Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes
  • Stop collar automatically aligns shank and hitch pin holes
    • Eliminates need to get on your hands and knees to align hitch pin holes
  • Anti-rattle hitch bolt reduces movement and noise of the carrier in your hitch
    • Can be locked with etrailer anti-rattle lock (e99047 - sold separately)
  • Included hardware and wrench allow you to secure tire to the carrier
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Overall dimensions: 7-1/2" wide x 15-1/8" deep x 25" tall
  • Pin hole locations:
    • Hole closest to upright bar measures 3-3/4" from the center of hole to upright
    • Furthest hole from upright bar measures 6-1/4" from center to upright
  • Limited lifetime warranty

e98ZR etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch

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etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch - e98ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (67 Customer Reviews)

This carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to your hitch. The improved clearance is perfect for off-roading. Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes.


The spare tire mount that came with our motorhome was not strong enough to securely hold the heavy spare tire. etrailer recommended the Mount-n- Lock HiLo Hitch receiver and the etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Carrier and the combination worked out very nice for us. My husband and I are in our mid 70's and we were to do the instillation ourselves with the help the inclosed directions and some online videos. The hardest part was lifting the heavy spare tire onto the carrier.


I was excited about this item. But after the install i tried to open my hatch back and found that it doesnt clear the tire carrier. Its an inch to far in. Im sure anyone that ordered this item would have the same problem. Its obvious that the carrier was never modified to correct this issue. It looks great but its useless as it is. I actually have to remove the entire carrier in order to open my rear door.

Depending on how far under the bumper the hitch receiver is, the carrier may or may not extend far enough to be able to open the rear hatch. On this spare tire carrier the hole closest to the upright bar measures 3.75 inches from the center of the hole to the upright. The furthest hole from the upright bar measure 6.25 inches from the center to the upright. You can use a part like part # Y02483
Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches
that will swing away from vehicle in order to give clearance to open the hatch.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/21/2022


Quality spare tire carrier received on time and in perfect condition. Since I was installing it on the front of my van, I had to use a 6" extension to the receiver. This should have it far enough forward to allow good airflow to the radiator.


Hi Unfortunately the spare tire carrier will not work for my RV application and I need to return it

This spare tire carrier can be used on a RV with a 2 hitch. If you give me more information about why the carrier did not work for you, I am happy to assist.
-- comment by: Heather A - 08/12/2022


box was a little ruff all the nuts and bolts were there, instructions were straightforward easy installation, put on a 2010 jeep wrangler jk


My heavy duty pick up truck tire only 2 of the bolts will match the lug nuts. The tilt to the angle of the head makes it so it pushes in to the back of my vehicle. Needs to be more straight-up-and-down with the bigger tires.


Pretty basic spare tire carrier that perfectly met our needs. I appreciate that this model includes all the necessary hardware to attach the tire to the carrier, which is not true with other similar products. Very happy with my purchase.


The pin area was redesigned to a screw mounting that left no way to lock the mount to the hitch. This does not allow securing the mount and spare wheel, very poor design. I traveled to the hardware store, purchased a threaded bolt and drilled a lock hole where the bolt protrudes through the receiver, allowing the entire assembly to be locked to the vehicle. Etrailer needs to change this.

I do have another solution to offer. The shank for this carrier is threaded and so there is a threaded lock that will work for it. It is part # e99047
Threaded Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin Lock for etrailer Cargo Carriers - Keyed Alike
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/21/2021

by: 03/03/2022

Perfect wish I knew about this a year ago.
cut our bumper off to install a more heavy-duty installation. Doing this we lost our spare tire mount. So we stored it in the front of our 5th wheel where it just bounced around. But with this mount we no longer have to store it up front. We no longer haul a boat so this works perfectly. And now we found etrailer we are making all our rv purchases through them. Thank you etrailer.


Over all I believe that what I got for the price is a good value for me even though modifications are needed.

Pros: good construction, relatively light weight, adaptable, as shown in catalog, fair price.
Cons: info for item dimensions does not include max spacing between bolt holes on the face of the mount to which the tire is mounted.
I called etrailer for this info which I didn’t get. I was told that it will work with my 19.5” rim. I would say that is only true with some simple modifications.


Quality is great. Have it mounted on my RV. It does everything I need it to do.


2016 Ram Promaster 3500
On Coachman orion
RV class B+
Wheel doesn't fit snug to 3 bolts on carrier. And spare is angled instead of flush against rear of vehicle

This is an angled spare tire carrier so it will not sit flush against the vehicle. If you measure the inside face of the wheel to outside of the rubber and the tire exceeds 5 inches, this may not work for you. If you measure the middle bolt holes on your wheel and it is under 6 inches, then this should fit your spare tire. It must be secured with at least 2 carriage bolts, but 3 would be better if possible. You can see all of the ways we measured here in this attached video:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/26/2022

by: 03/12/2022

Easy to install, seems really sturdy. We will know more at end of April's trip.


Item shipped quickly and was packaged well. Item is of very high quality and the included hardware is a nice extra touch. Instructions and install were pretty straightforward. I mounted the tire first and then picked up entire assembly and connected to receiver. Not easy with a 106 pound tire/wheel combo (33 inch tire on steel wheel). Due to hitch pin setup the item seems to be very solid and has no rattles. The tire sits lower than I thought it would, which is fine. On a 2005 Dodge Durango only the top 3-4 inches are visible above the bottom of the rear window. Highly recommend this item.


The hitch mounted spare tire carrier looks very good, and sturdy, it should work well. The shipping was fast, BUT, the box it was in was "TRASHED" and taped all over to hold it together, there were holes in the cardboard exposing the hitch, it was protected pretty good by the foam padding which was torn in several places exposing the metal (some abrasions), but it should still work as intended, no other damages were noted. A stronger, thicker box would have worked better


Great tire carrier at a great price from an awesome company!!! I will be back!


Awesome spare tire mount for UTVs! Solid construction and all the bolts are included to make this fully functional upon arrival!


Great price, great quality. Poor packaging. Should use double weight cardboard. Package arrived missing the hardware parts (nuts and bolts). However service support group got a replacement out quickly


Missing mounting hardware, no bracket for alignment. Showed up in this box, just as pictured.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/23/2022


Very quick delivery, it even came a day early. Nice online tracking. Good price, very solid steel spare tire mount for my SxS. It is already mounted. Some very nice features like a screw in trailer hitch pin that I think will eliminate any rattle. Also, hardware included. Very happy. Thank you


Outstanding customer service! They did what they said they would do and followed up to be sure it happened! I will use them again and highly recommend them!


2017 Chrysler pacifica didn't fit. Had to have it modified cost me 35 extra dollars.

You mentioned that it did not fit with your vehicle and that it needed to be modified. I wanted to see if you would explain in more detail.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/14/2022
The shaft that goes into the reciever was about 4 to short. Tops of the tire hit the lift hatch of the vehicle. Had to modify the vertical post to allow the angle to be less so that the tire would clear.
-- comment by: Rory - 04/14/2022
This spare tire carrier is an universal carrier for vehicles that have a two inch receiver. The hole closest to the upright bar measures 3.75 inches from the center of the hole to the upright. The furthest hole from the upright bar measures 6.25 from center to upright. You will want to make sure that you have the room you want when adding the tire on.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/14/2022


Great hitch tire mount. Great value compared to the competition. I didn't have to go out and buy the tire mounting bolts, nuts and washers. Also, the threaded hitch pin is a plus that the competition doesn't have.


My package was not delivered to my home address.i received an email that said my package was delivered, but the email did not say where it was delivered. I had to call etrailer to find where to pick up my package.


My only concern ordering this mount was if it would sit in the receiver loose, but it is actually very sturdy with a full size spare attached, and I’m honestly very impressed with this product. The order processing and shipping was extremely fast, and the customer service was great!

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