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post #1 of 15 Old 07-20-2014, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hitch mounted tyre (tire!) carrier question.

Nearly finished now,,,,I know, I know its been months but time is always a rare commodity to me!

Ive designed it to be close to the rear hatch for cosmetic/departure angle reasons and its all pretty solid. Its only about 1/2 an inch away from the trim piece with the rear window switch in. Although its solid I can push it hard enough (with tyre on) to touch the paint on the trim.....so I guess when Im hitting bumps on the road (especially off road) there is a chance it may contact. Its got a rubber protector to stop paint damage but I would like to add some sort of retainer it the top (somewhere around wiper of glass switch height) to prevent the possibilty of forward/backward movement. This should make it overall more solid as a bonus.

There are lots of quick release catches around that will do the job but how do I mount it to the hatch. Two ways seem to be obvious (something that goes under the window ruber and spreads the load along the inside edge or perhaps something that bolts on with the fixings hidden under the handle trim ....more difficult but possible). Strength concerns me a bit at I dont want to hit a large hole and have the weight of the carrier/tyre tear a chunk out of my rear hatch!!! So have you guys got a better idea (perhaps one you have used yourself) or better still if you have fitted a stabilising mount of your rear mounted tyre carrier and can post pics.

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-20-2014, 08:32 AM
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Subscribed; as am in the same boat as of today because my 33" tire is taking all the space in the cargo area. I was thinking of the same thing and came to my mind to do tringular shaped carrier. I will post a photo of the drawing when am back home from work

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Can you post a picture of the carrier?
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It is something like this but the tow hitch will be in the middle and the tire will be as low as possibe
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Thats not too dissimilar to mine.....how is it prevented from rocking back and forth when under load ....like off road?

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This photo i found online, can be a good idea, with two additional diagonal rods on both sides, one end of the rods on the vertical bar and the other end on the horizontal bar connected to the tow hitch.




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Mine already had that but there is still a certain amount of flex and movement on the joints and mounts so I think some sort of catch at the top will be the only way to make it rock solid. Don't forget that mine is a swing out hitch mounted carrier...so more moving parts.

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If you don't mind can you please share some photos if they are available

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My (poor quality phone) pics follow!! Sorry about the ones on the Jeep being nearly in the dark! There has been more bracing welded on since then (pics about a month old) but it gives you an idea. Dont forget that UK hitches are very different to US ones making it easy to use a bolt on plate.

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That looks fantastic. Does this do anything/change you insurance premium? I wouldn't mind making one.

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Erm.....it's not on at the moment (still trying to stop the back and forth movement when off road)......but I may have forgotten to mention it to the insurance company! To be honest it does not increase performance or decrease safety so I should not think they would care. They charged no extra for my lift....and that could affect both.

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Erm.....it's not on at the moment (still trying to stop the back and forth movement when off road)......but I may have forgotten to mention it to the insurance company! To be honest it does not increase performance or decrease safety so I should not think they would care. They charged no extra for my lift....and that could affect both. Sent from the Dark Side (of the Pond) using only the Force.
Are you going to get a tire cover for it? Any worries about it rusting or dry-rotting etc?

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I need something like that! With tools, recovery gear, and a 32 in the back, it doesn't leave me with much room. alfaitalia, can you still use your hitch as a recovery point?

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Are you going to get a tire cover for it? Any worries about it rusting or dry-rotting etc?

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I have got a cover.....but it looks much better without! I rotate my wheels every three thousand miles or so to keep the wear even so I don't think UV damage with be an issue.....especially with our 4 sunny days a year!

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I need something like that! With tools, recovery gear, and a 32 in the back, it doesn't leave me with much room. alfaitalia, can you still use your hitch as a recovery point?
Yes....I work at a caravan dealer so being able to tow/recover was very important.

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