C.E. Smith Spare Tire Carrier
Exceeded my expections, very well constructed, easy to instal.
June 27, 2012
Nuts & Bolts are NOT threaded properly
For an item that should have been relatively easy to install, I was sorely mistaken. The nuts and bolts are NOT threaded properly and, therefore, would NOT easily go together. The nuts would barely start threading on the bolts and, then, I had to use an extended-length socket to thread the bolts the entire length of the bolts and, eventually tighten the nuts. The design of the cross-over bolt attachment made installation somewhat challenging for one person to ensure the carrier was straight, level and properly positioned. Fortunately, this item DID accommodate my 175-80-D13 tire.
May 26, 2012
Will not carry 5" bolt circle wheels
Not until the carrier was delivered did I discover it will not adapt to fit all wheels. It's on the manufacturer's box but not on-line ! If you have 5 inch bolt circle, 15 inch wheels, which are not unusual, this mount will not work and BP should describe that in their on-line product description. Now I am faced with taking it to a machine shop and having the lower mounting hole for the lug bolt milled out to make it longer and keep the square edges.
June 27, 2011
Mounted right on trailer frame, spare tire bolted up & drove 1,000 miles with no problems. Great product
January 10, 2011