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Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier

Curt Trailer Cargo Control

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Code:   C31006



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Curt Trailer Cargo Control - C31006

Trailer Hitch Mounted Universal Spare Tire Carrier by Curt

  • Trailer hitch mounted spare tire carrier
  • Universal spare tire carrier
  • Compatible with 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Pin hole locations:
    • Hole closest to upright bar measures 5-1/2" from the center of hole to upright
    • Middle hole measures 7-1/2" from center to upright
    • Furthest hole from upright bar measures 9-1/2" from center to upright
  • Measures 24-1/4" tall
  • Durable, black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Hardware not included

C31006 Trailer Hitch Universal Spare Tire Carrier by Curt

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Today we're going to review part number C31006. This is the Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier. Now, this is a universal spare tire carrier that'll fit in any wheel bolt patterns and installs into a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver. Now, this carrier will fit on a front or a rear mounted hitch receiver. It's made of a nice, durable black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion. Now, the hardware, if you'll notice on here, it has two horizontal slots and one vertical slot, and that's where you would mount your wheel and tire up to here to carry your spare tire. Now, the hardware to mount your wheel on to here is not included with this part number.

It does require three bolts and nuts to attach that spare wheel to the carrier. What I would recommend, if this is going to be used on a trailer, I would recommend using half inch nuts and bolts to attach your wheel to this carrier, since most trailers use half inch nuts on their wheels. That way, since your spare will be held on with half inch and your trailer will be half inch, you'll be able to use the same lug wrench that you remove the wheels on your trailer on this carrier. Now, if you are going to use this spare tire carrier on a vehicle, you might try to get the bolts that hold the spare tire to this carrier the same size as the wheel lugs that are on the vehicle. Again, that way you can use the same lug wrench for both the vehicle and the spare tire. This does measure 24 inches tall to the very top. From the bottom to the very top is 24 inches tall. Now, the weight capacity on this spare tire carrier will be the same as the tongue weight capacity of the hitch that's installed on it.

If your hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds, this will be able to hold the 350 pounds. You just want to make sure that the weight of this spare tire carrier, and the weight of your wheel and tire, will not exceed that tongue weight capacity on the hitch. Now, I do want to give you a few measurements. If you'll notice, you'll see that the actual mounting upright does angle back a little bit. I wanted to give you, first, the dimensions from these three pinhole locations to that upright, and then I want to give you the dimension of how much it angles back. Right now, if we go from the very closest pinhole to the upright, from the upright to the center of that pinhole is five and half inches. If you go to the middle hole, from the upright to the center, is seven and a half inches.

If you go from the upright to the center of the farthest hole is nine and a half inches. Basically, those holes center to center are about two inches apart. Now again this does angle back, so if I drop a straight edge down here, right about there you can see that it's about three inches. Try to give you an idea here. It's about three inches. This very top part will be angled back, so just to give you some measurements on that. Now, what I'm going to do is, I want to move this table out of the way, and I'm just going to show you how it installs on to a hitch receiver, so let's just move this table out of the way. Okay.

Then with the table out of the way, we have a display post here. I'm just going to try to show you. There's a two inch receiver opening, so, basically, you would just take your spare tire carrier, slide it into your hitch, line your hitch hole up with the hole on the carrier. Again, there's three choices, so you can put it, this is the furthest one. You can even put it to the closest one. Use whichever works best for you. Then use the clip you already have or lock, whichever you're going to use on that. Then you can see, once you've attached this down, then you'll be ready to go. I have an example here of the wheel. Then you'll just bolt your wheel. You'll line two holes up just like that. The two bottom holes will line up with those horizontal slots, and then you'll line up your bolts and nuts with the top hole in the vertical slot. That's how it'll hold your spare tire on to your vehicle or your trailer. That should do it for the review on part number C31006, the Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - C31006

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

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by: Dal J.10/31/2012

I have rarely purchased anything on-line that I am as happy with as I am the Spare Tire Carrier for my 1986 Toyota 4x4, It is engineered so well and built so sturdy that I was amazed. I highly recommend etrailer, with a 5 star rating 58488


The Spare Tire Carrier is still doing great and Im glad that I purchased it.

Dal J - 05/01/2014


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by: Lance01/23/2012

I have attached some pictures of the hitch mounted spare tire carrier. It holds my 33' BF Goodrich off-road tire just fine. (1971 Bronco Sport) There is also clearance for the lift gate in the back. 30178

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by: Elvin02/26/2013

Excellent delivery time. Great product. Easy to install. Only drawback is there are no bolts shipped with this product to attach the spare tire. We bought several different things to try to mount this tire carrier. Finally bought the correct ones after 3 trips to Lowe's. Very satisfied! 67824


One year later and my spare tire carrier exceeds all expectations.. I bought an American Flag cover for spare tire and Kurt tire carries holds it up proudly!!! Thank you E-trailer!

comment by: Elvin - 03/02/2014


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by: Klaus03/26/2013

The trailer hitch mounted tire carrier is well made, was as advertized, was delivered in a timely manner. The tire carrier will be used with a front mount trailer hitch receiver to hold the spare tire. The truck camper on my truck doesn't allow access to the spare tire in the standard location under the bed. This is a tidy solution to the problem. 72663

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by: Tim A.07/26/2014

Curt makes an excellent product. Strong, sturdy and reasonably priced compared to other manufactures designs which I did not care for. I installed a Curt receiver hitch on the front of my 2500HD and am using this to carry my spare tire since converting to 19.5 wheels due to hauling a heavy slide in truck camper. 143045

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by: Seth03/23/2015

This trailer hitch spare hook up is a great option for when I need space on my roof rack. My only complaint about this product is that I wish it was a little taller, but overall for the price it is a great option! Etrailer got the product shipped quickly and I had no problems. 180356

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by: Marc Y.01/25/2012

Here's one on my Toyota! 30300


What size nuts and bolts did you use?

comment by: Rob - 06/10/2014


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by: Jim S10/04/2014

Says it will fit most wheels but did not fit mine. If your wheel is extra deep, such as a sprinter van or promaster van, then the rubber will hit the bar and the bolts will not align properly. I will have to return. 154437

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by: Herb J.12/30/2010

Tire Carrier Excellent quality of workmanship. Would like to see the vertical support hinged to the part that inserts into the receiver hitch. 4803

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by: Lyle K.03/30/2011

I bought this for my wrangler because I couldn't tighten the stock tire carrier. This carrier I would recommend it is a great product. 10776

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by: Rod T.07/31/2014

Just what I was looking for.Now I can remove my spare tire from my trailer and mount my bike rack w/o swapping out receivers. 143790

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by: Robert M05/09/2014

Heavy item; came undamaged and in the box. This will go in the front of my '12 Tacoma using the Curt front hitch receiver. 129765

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by: Steve08/04/2013

Exactly as advertised. Just what I needed. Prompt, fair service with good communication throughout. 93165

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by: Tom H.05/19/2011

Solid piece, a lot lighter than I expected. Real happy with the quality and the welds. 14825

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by: tom r.08/12/2011

as good as it gets! high quality and solved a major problem for my rv spare. 21668

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by: Linda03/07/2015

The product works perfectly for our RV spare tire. 177410

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by: Steve11/04/2014

Excellent product and is exactly what I needed 159067

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by: Bob T05/29/2013

Heavy Duty. Just what I needed for RV spare. 82278


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