Plenty of us rednecks out west Tony, it's a well kept secret though so don't spread it around. Be glad to get some detailed pic's for you in the am and will post here for all. Thanks for being interested...Larrytony.latham wrote:Red:
First of all, are there really any bonafide rednecks in CA?
But secondly, I really like your folding spare tire bracket. Could you get a picture, a big one, of the hinge itself?
Thanks in advance,
Redneck Teepee wrote:... I got my spare tire mounted today after looking at several options that just would not work, underneath...too low and in front of my tongue box it crowded the jack and looked funny with the tapered box and then ballooning back out to a 27" dia. tire, so I mounted it on top of the tongue box with a swing up and out custom built bracket. The box basically holds the weight of the tire, and the square tube mount holds it in place and the tire in an upright position. The tire side walls ride on the box with no metal parts touching and is quite easy and light to fold forward for box access, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I'm very pleased with the whole thing.
Thanks for the nod. Your people are about 135 miles from me, not far in Texas terms...I've been thru there at least once, and close by several times. I used to drag race at Hallsville Raceway near Rusk, and at Cherokee County Motorsports Park even closer to New Summerfield, back in the mid '90s to about 2007. Both tracks are closed now; just as well, I never finished better than runner-up at either. If you come thru in March, there's a trailer gathering being organized for March 21-23, at Tyler State Park, just northwest of New Summerfield.Redneck Teepee wrote:Looks like your sliding box mount is the ticket for your application and a good job to boot. Got an Aunt and Uncle in New Summerfield Texas, not to far from you, plan on visiting them this spring/summer.
I would suggest you weigh your spare and the necessary hardware to mount it, and decide if your tow vehicle would be able to handle it. For me the little added weight is not a concern. Thanks for the admiration SmokeySmokeyBear12 wrote:Nice design. Well engineered. I've tussled with where/how to mount a spare. Haven't tried anything, though.
One question: Doesn't that add a lot of tongue weight? Is tongue weight of no concern? I'd be more concerned about that than what it may do to the storage box which is easily replaceable.
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