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Where is the best place to mount a spare tire on utility trailer?

Where is the best place to mount a spare tire on utility trailer?

Essentially, you can install a spare tire carrier anywhere it will fit. I recommend placing it on the tongue as far back from the coupler as possible without interfering with anything. This will push its weight as far back as possible on the trailer.

Can you use spare tire for trailer?

While it’s generally recommended that you have a spare tire for your trailer, there are a few instances where it may not be necessary including: Your tow vehicle has the same size wheels/tires – If this is the case, one spare for both the trailer and the vehicle will probably work just fine.

Does trailer spare tire need to be same size?

Expert Reply: Typically we recommend the use of the same tire size when picking out a spare tire for a trailer, but since the overall tire diameter difference between the two tire sizes you listed is only . 3 of an inch you would be fine for just getting the trailer home or to a shop.

What side of trailer does spare tire go on?

Drivers side or passenger side. Helpful Expert Reply: Either one is fine to do. With the Fulton Hi-Mount Spare Tire Carrier part # FSTC1000301 you are not going to be adding a great deal of width to your trailer so the difference is minimum.

Do I need spare wheel on my trailer?

If the trailer is rarely used, especially if it is stored in the sun where dry-rot is an issue, then a “good” spare is probably very important. Dry-rot and other issues that stem from infrequent use are the plague of trailers.

Do trailer tires need to match?

Whichever tire type you choose, just keep in mind that they are not meant to be mixed. Mixing the two types on the same trailer can cause uneven wear and tracking problems.

Can I use any tire as a spare?

The short answer is NO. There is no “One-Tire-Fits-All” when it comes to spare tires. Every donut tire is specific to the car model it comes with.