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Old June 12th, 2018, 18:52
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Tire Carriers

Not pretty but it does the trick

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Old June 13th, 2018, 10:11
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I'm not a huge fan of tire carrier's for a few reasons, hatch accessibility and ground clearance are my two biggest issues with them. I needed something for the occasional trip where I need more room in the jeep and a place to mount Jerry cans, so I built a hitch mounted one that's easily removable

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Which is why I love my RigidCo rear carrier. I donít know that he makes them anymore but the spare is very high and angled to match the hatch. But I do miss the visibility and less weight of not having 100lbs hanging on my rear bumper.
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Old June 13th, 2018, 12:48
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Re: Tire Carriers

Detours USA has their Knucklebone $285. Looks like a good budget option (IMHO tire carriers are overpriced). It is a hitch mounted option as well, however they also have a hard mount option that mounts to the hitch crossbar instead of the receiver for an additional $40. Their website is offline, but their Facebook Page has more info:

https://www.facebook.com/detoursoffroad.hardware/
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Old June 14th, 2018, 08:15
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...look forward to see what you guys do with hitch mount...








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Old June 14th, 2018, 08:29
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Re: Tire Carriers

Sorry about that chaps, I tried posting pics earlier and they didn't quite come through...

close-up of hinge setup:


second close-up of hinge setup that shows how it mounts into existing hitch:


yet another close-up of hinge setup (with top tube attached), better view of how it installs in hitch tube:


completed setup (please forgive stock spare):


swung-down into the "open" position, allows full-functionality of gate:


close-up of finished assembly:


The entire setup ended-up costing about $100 all told, including all materials (mostly scrap and bearings, bolts, etc.)... it just slides into the hitch tube, and I've put a through bolt with a locknut on it to secure it. Very stout, minimal blockage to rearview visibility, and doesn't obstruct the signals or license plate.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 08:37
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it just slides into the hitch tube,
Took me a minute but I see what you did. I thought you meant the hitch itself at first and I couldn't figure it out...

That's cool. I wouldn't have thought to use the hitch like that.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 09:30
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Wordtothis very nice looking setup. Good engineering on your part.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 09:57
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Took me a minute but I see what you did. I thought you meant the hitch itself at first and I couldn't figure it out...

That's cool. I wouldn't have thought to use the hitch like that.
Yeah - I couldn't come up with another mount that tied-in to the unibody better than the existing hitch, so it ended-up working quite well.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 09:59
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Wordtothis very nice looking setup. Good engineering on your part.
Thanks... it's nice having a machine shop at your disposal for things like this. All of the hardware is way overkill in terms of strength, there are sealed needle bearings in the pivot too, so hopefully it'll require next to no maintenance for the duration.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 23:05
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I guess Detours USA is temporarily closed for reorganization and relocation.

Bummer.

I liked their concept.
No he isn't. You can contact him through his FB page.
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Old June 15th, 2018, 09:31
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No he isn't. You can contact him through his FB page.
good luck. I've been trying to get his carrier for several years.

wordtothis, another good design. very cool. thanks for posting
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Old June 19th, 2018, 17:11
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Re: Tire Carriers

I almost have my hitch mount put together. I became a 2 year member over the weekend but still have not been granted ability to post pictures.
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I almost have my hitch mount put together. I became a 2 year member over the weekend but still have not been granted ability to post pictures.
I have been a long-time lurker, and only recently became a member. As far as posting pictures is concerned, you just need to make sure your images are hosted on the internet, then you can post them via pasting the link into the "insert image" dialog box that opens when you click the "insert image" icon.
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I think that I have not met the minimum number of posts yet.
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