Updated March 12, 2021 by Will Rhoda

The 9 Best Spare Tire Mounts For Trailers

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Just as you do for your vehicle, you should also keep a spare tire on hand for your trailer any time you are towing it. If you are like most people, you'd rather not toss it in your truck bed or the back of your SUV, so that's where these mounts come in handy. They attach quickly to your trailer's frame and keep that extra wheel close, but conveniently out of the way when not needed. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Extreme Max 3001.0064

2. MaxxHaul 70214

3. Bal Hide-A-Spare

Editor's Notes

March 09, 2021:

While we did have to dig around a bit to source a couple of our choices from alternate vendors, in the end most of our previous picks managed to survive the test of time and made it through this round of updates without being replaced. Our only two new omissions were the Red Hound Auto and Tow Tuff TTF-08HD, which were both removed due to availability issues.

Believing that the last editor for this list did a good job of putting together a nice mix of options, we didn’t see any major need to make many new additions, but we did end up adding the Hydraker KTGG0013 to our list, which is an affordably priced unit with a design similar to the Extreme Max 3005.3732. We thought it was worth including at the bottom of our list, for the benefit of users with enclosed trailers that are equipped with the e-track or x-track rails that it's compatible with.

Looking for more ways to accessorize your trailer? We also maintain a list of trailer fenders, and to protect your investment we keep up on our rankings for trailer hitch locks.

February 01, 2019:

Spare tire mounts for your trailer are intended to do one thing, keep your wheel securely in place when not needed, so this was our foremost priority when selecting models. Anything that was potentially not strong enough to do that was immediately discounted. After that we wanted to include items that offered extra convenience, like the capability to be locked to prevent tire theft or the versatility to allow for horizontal and vertical mounting.

Special Honors

Curt Manufacturing 31006 If what you're actually looking for isn't so much a spare-tire mount for your trailer, but rather a spare-tire mount in lieu of a trailer, consider an option like this that, with a 24-inch height, should be able to accommodate most large-diameter truck tires. It fits into two-inch hitch receivers, boasts a powder-coated steel construction and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. curtmfg.com

Etrailer.com This website specializes in all things trailer-related, and offer more than 30 mounting solutions for spare tires, so there's a good chance they've got one that'll work for you. As per their lowest-price pledge, if you approach them with a lower, advertised price from a competitor within 30 days of your purchase, they'll refund 110% of the difference back to you. etrailer.com

4. Fulton Bolt-On

5. Eaz-Lift 48474

6. Extreme Max Heavy-Duty

7. Hydraker KTGG0013

8. Attwood U-Bolt 11090-3

9. Extreme Max 3005.3732


Will Rhoda
Last updated on March 12, 2021 by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.


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