Ultra-Tow Spare Tire Carrier - With Tire Locking Bracket
Works as described
Used this to mount my spare trailer tire on my enclosed trailer tongue. Works as expected. I did not have issues with hole alignment on a 5x4.5" rim pattern like other reviewers have described.
The lock does work, but as others said, it's a little silly because you can just unbolt the whole mount from the trailer frame. You'll never completely stop a determined thief, I suppose, but the lock does give a little piece of mind. Please note that the locking bars do stick out far enough that if you put a spare tire cover over the spare, these locking bars will poke into it - I covered the tips with a piece of rubber I had laying around to prevent them from cutting into my spare-tire cover.
Product seems stout; welds looked good and paint/coating should last a while. I did sleeve the bolts with vinyl tubing to both protect my trailer frame paint as well as prevent the bolts from getting too rusty.
February 5, 2014
Sure this will fit 4 or 5 hole wheels, but on a 5 hole pattern it will ONLY FIT A 5'' ON 4.5'' PATTERN........ONLY!!! Will not fit 5'' on 4.75'', 5'' on 5'', or 5'' on 5.5'' pattern.
Very deceiving on what it fits by description.
January 16, 2014
Nice but not secure
This is a nice spare carrier but do no count on it being secure. Granted if someone wants your spare tire they are gonna find a way to take it but the whole purpose is make it inconvenient for the average person to steal. Yes you can put a lock on the tire but the bolts are still exposed that mounts the unit to the trailer frame. A simple open end wrench will let anyone take the whole thing off the trailer. I installed the unit then mangled the threads so that you can't easily back the nuts off and walk off with my tire. Works but is not secure as advertised.
January 6, 2014
Ultra-Tow Spare Tire Carrier
Great price!!! But the holes for the 5 lug on 4 1/2 are alittle bit off. You have to spend time making one hole larger so you can offset the stud to bolt the spare tire on
June 11, 2013
Spare tire holder
Very easy to install. Locking device works well. Can be repositioned if type of load changes on trailer.
April 24, 2013
Trailer Tire Mount
Very nice Spare tire mount, locks onto most frames very good. This unit holds a tire very tight, and has no chance of rolling on the frame, ( like my other one did) Thanks for a unit that works !
October 9, 2012
Measure your hole pattern
Make sure you measure the width of your spares holes. Instruction states it will work with 4 or 5 lug wheels. I have a 5 lug and the holes on the bracket were not wide enough. I had to drill a new hole on the bracket to make it work. Product is well built. I did not mount it on the tounge, I side mounted it drilling 4 holes in my trailer.If your spare will fit it's worth the money.
August 20, 2012
spare tire carrier
easy to use, very adaptable to trailer, good design. May need some attention given to bolt on attachment as far as security goes. Overall security of tire racking desdign good.
August 14, 2012
Good afordable tire holder
This is a Good afordable tire holder. Well worth the asking price.
August 13, 2012
Product seems to be a great product. I wish they would put the bolt pattern on the outside of the box. The outside says 4-5 hole rims. Perfect, but you have to purchase and get it home to find out that it will not fit a 5 hole rim with a 5.5 pattern!
July 10, 2012