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etrailer Spare Tire Carrier for Trailer with Angle-Iron Railing - Clamp On

etrailer Spare Tire Carrier for Trailer with Angle-Iron Railing - Clamp On

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Free up space on your trailer with this spare tire carrier. It mounts on your trailer's angle-iron railing with the included thread-locking bolt - no drilling required. Sturdy powder coated steel is rust resistant. Lowest Prices for the best spare tire carrier from etrailer. etrailer Spare Tire Carrier for Trailer with Angle-Iron Railing - Clamp On part number e99045 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Spare Tire Carrier

  • Angle-Iron Railing Mount
  • 1-1/2 Inch Frame
  • 2 Inch Frame
  • Trailer
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  • No Lift

Free up space on your trailer with this spare tire carrier. It mounts on your trailer's angle-iron railing with the included thread-locking bolt - no drilling required. Sturdy powder coated steel is rust resistant.


Features:

  • Convenient carrier lets you mount a spare tire on your trailer's angle-iron railing
    • Frees up space for other gear
  • Fits most common bolt patterns and wheels up to 15"
  • Easy installation with included hardware - no drilling required
    • Align wheel mount bracket on top of angle iron rail
    • Position clamp plate under angle iron rail, align bolt holes with wheel mount bracket, and secure spare tire carrier to trailer
    • Use remaining bolts to secure your spare tire
  • Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 12" to 15" wheels
  • Maximum tire width: 8"
  • Trailer frame dimensions: 1-1/2" - 2" long x 1/8" - 1/4" thick
  • Compatible bolt patterns:
    • 4 on 4
    • 5 on 4-1/2
    • 5 on 5
    • 6 on 5-1/2
    • 8 on 6-1/2
  • Distance from outside edge of bracket to trailer railing:
    • Minimum: 4-1/2"
    • Maximum: 5"
  • Weight: 4 lbs


Dimensions of spare tire carrier

This spare tire carrier lets you clear up space on your trailer for more gear.


spare tire carrier on trailer

It bolts to your trailer's angle-iron railing with no drilling required. It includes hardware to bolt the carrier to your trailer and to secure your spare tire to the carrier.


Easy Installation

Dimensions of spare tire carrier

The carrier installs quickly and easily. Place the angle-iron bracket on the interior of the rail. Slide the spare tire bracket into the angle-iron bracket and bolt them together using the thread-locking bolt. Use the remaining 2 bolts to secure your spare tire to the carrier.



e99045 etrailer Spare Tire Mount - Angle Iron Mount

Item # e99045

Installation Details E99045 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

etrailer Spare Tire Carrier for Trailer with Angle-Iron Railing - Clamp On - e99045

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (260 Customer Reviews)

Free up space on your trailer with this spare tire carrier. It mounts on your trailer's angle-iron railing with the included thread-locking bolt - no drilling required. Sturdy powder coated steel is rust resistant.

- e99045
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HI, this solution is great, wasn't perfect for my installation, but as close as you can get! First of all my rails are 3"X2" so they were too wide to put the bolt and square washer on to hold. I drilled a hold and mounted it center on a downward angle iron, no issue. It's just a more solid mount now. Then the tire when mounted was rubbing on the top rail. Soooo I put a lock washer and an M12 nylon bolt to hold the tire mount bolts on. This added about 2MM of space out from the mount so the tire would not rub on the rail. Very happy with this solid solution. Additionally the weld on the mount is slightly not square. You can see this by the tire gaps front to rear. It is slightly skewed but not a problem. Hope this helps anyone else with wide rails. Enjoy! And thanks!



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Had to get a little creative with the final mount (drill bottom hole instead of clamp), but overall a great design. Hard to find anywhere else - once again, well thought out for angles and channels.



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This spare tire carrier is perfect for installation on angle-iron railed utility trailers. The product was delivered on time and the directions were easy to follow. The entire installation took about 15 minutes. I installed the device behind my trailer axle to add a little weight to the back end. This reduced the tongue weight for manual lifting and maneuvering of the empty trailer.



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Ideal spare tire carrier for a utility trailer with angle iron side rails. Easy installation and adjustable for any bolt pattern rim.


Comments
The only thing I would say is that I added a piece of 2 by 4 between the uprights on the trailer to eliminate the vibration for the cantilever design of the bracket. Problem solved.
Corny - 09/10/2021


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Well, the spare tire carrier was on backorder for 4 months, but it was worth the wait. Easy to install. No problem meeting the 50 lbs. torque required as some reported. With the exception of a trailer tongue box which I have yet to purchase, this was the last element for this remodel of my father's 20 year old trailer.



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This was an excellent fit for my trailer, easy installation, received it within 7 days of ordering. I added an extra 1" 5/16 stainless carriage bolt on the lower mount, the wheel mounting studs where a little long for me, I purchased 2 shorter carriage bolts so my 4 way lug wrench would work without having to use a socket with rachet. I suggest using blue loctite on lower mount bolts, but not on the lug nuts.



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Perfect solution for angle iron mounting on my utility trailer. Was able to locate it directly above vertical upart of railing which gives it more stability. Fits my 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern, should be listed in the description. Only reasons for 4 instead of 5 stars is no way provided to keep wheel mounting bolts from falling out or moving around when trying to mount wheel, plus need for two wrenches to tighten the wheel nuts. I bought a couple of 7/16” lock washers with the teeth in them that thread on the bolts to keep bolts in and help keep them adjusted to correct width. Haven’t pulled trailer anywhere yet so don’t know how well everything will hold up.



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Thank you. The tire mount works like a charm. Easy installation. Great product


Comments
It’s been a Year and this product is still working like a charm! Thankfully I haven’t had to take the spare tire off so I can’t comment on that part. I recommend just making sure You have tools in case you need to remove it. Great product!
Andrew - 04/17/2021


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The parts arrived sooner than expected. Material is very solid and the well made. Excellent product as always from etrailer. You can buy with confidence.



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I did have difficulty with the rail mounted spare tire holder. Two bolts hold it to the angle iron trailer frame, one considerably smaller than the other. Concerned about what the result could be if it came loose, I overtightened the smaller one and broke it into 2 pieces even though I was only using a short handle wrench. The local hardware store had a replacement for less than $1 and I have more confidence than I did with the original smaller bolt.


Comments
A helpful tip, the spare tire carrier is designed to mount next to the trailer brace to give it more stability.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/05/2022


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The spare tire and bracket fell off my trailer after it was installed on my trailer. The idea is great but it does not work all I found was the broken bolts on my trailer after I arrived to my destination. The bolts broke off I had to buy a new spare tire.


Comments
I would check your bolts every once and awhile to ensure the torque is in spec. Our engineer also recommends to put the spare tire carrier near a brace of the trailer.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/20/2021


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I was looking for a spare tore carrier that wouldn’t take up space in my trailer tongue area and this definitely does the trick. I like this carrier a lot, I had 1 minor problem with the bolt that clamps it to the trailer coming loose, I’d suggest using some loctite or something similar on that one bolt. I entirely recommend this if you’re thinking about it.



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Excellent product, I choose to mount on right side next to wheel well so I would be away from the traffic drive lane and less bouncing action at the axle area. I loosen my sideboard to installed tire carrier and added 2 5/16 bolts and washers drilled thru my sideboard and top trailer angle rail about 3" away each side of spare tire mount. This took out all the flexing of top rail, good solid mount. Shipping was very fast! Thanks



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The tire carrier was as promised. I replaced the metric fasteners with US fasteners where possible. I located it adjacent to a vertical for strength, and will likely drill the l-plate portion and the rail, to insert a 3/8" bolt for additional strength. As always, I wish you could buy Made in USA, but very difficult to find this one.



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Installed the tire mount today. This mount was very easy to install, no modifications needed to fit the angle iron on my trailer. It feels very secure! One suggestion would be to include in the kit two retention clips for the tire mount bolts. Well built, excellent design, compact!!



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I have ordered from etrailer in the past without any issues, just good results. This order there was some confusion with shipping. It took an additional 5 days to track down my order but when I received it and again was exactly what I expected. The carrier is made for up to 2" angle, I have 3", but I made it work by drilling one hole. That was my fault, but it works as expected! The carrier gives you the flexibility to move it where ever you want it mounted on your trailer!



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A good quality product for the price. A little aggravating bolting the wheel in place.


Comments
I've had it on my trailer now about a year with NO ISSUES. Great product, very strong.
Jim - 05/17/2022


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Made for an easy install of my spare tire, considering adding a second one. Have been using it for over a year.



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I drilled and tapped an 8"X3"X1/4" flat bar. I used 2" grade 8 1/2-20 bolts and lug nuts. Having ridged studs makes mounting the spare much easier.



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Exactly what I was looking for for this type of trailet. I wish I had founnd this sooner for my other trailer. No drilling required and easy to install. Very sturdy and strong. I would recommend including a U-Bolt versus the two separate bolts. Great price as well and fast delivery.



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Finally a spare carrier for those who have angle iron side rails. Good spare tire carrier. Installation was easy and it holds spare up high and sturdy. Hally was also very helpful and informative!



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Easy to install; clear instructions. Only drawback was the extra bolt provided. Spent a couple of minutes making sure I hadn't forgotten something. Quite secure on the angle iron frame of my trailer.



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The installation was easy but the product is not adequate to keep tire stable. I used once and removed it because tire shook continously and I didn't want it to become loose and fall off. I would not purchase this product.


Comments
Couple of suggestions to help keep spare tire carrier tightened to trailer: make sure bolt is torqued to manufacturers specs and position spare tire carrier next to brace on trailer.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 12/09/2021


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it is a great product and gets the weight off the trailer tongue but I do have concerns about the clamp itself and constantly checking to ensure tight. So far no issues but am concerned one day my spare will pass me on the road one day if I forget to check it.



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Spare tire bracket works great easy to install holds tire well


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