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Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Mount for 4" or 4-1/2" RV or Mini-Motorhome Bumpers

Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Mount for 4" or 4-1/2" RV or Mini-Motorhome Bumpers

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Brophy rigid mount spare tire carrier for 4" or 4-1/2" RV bumpers. Fits wheels up to 17-1/2". Lockable for security (lock sold separately). Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion. Great Prices for the best spare tire carrier from Brophy. Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Mount for 4" or 4-1/2" RV or Mini-Motorhome Bumpers part number BR56VR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Spare Tire Carrier - BR56VR

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Brophy rigid mount spare tire carrier for 4" or 4-1/2" RV bumpers. Fits wheels up to 17-1/2". Lockable for security (lock sold separately). Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion.


Features:

  • Carry your spare tire with this Brophy rigid mount spare tire carrier
  • Mounts on RV or mini-motorhome bumpers measuring 4" or 4-1/2"
  • Fits wheels up to 17-1/2"
  • Lockable for security (lock sold separately)
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Made in the USA


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Video Transcript for Review of Brophy Spare Tire Carrier - RV Bumper Mount - BR56VR

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Carrier for four inch or 4 1/2 inch RV or mini-motorhome bumpers. Now, this rigid mount spare tire carrier allow you to carry your spare tire on your RV or your mini-motorhome bumper. It is designed to mount right here on bumpers that are measuring four inches or 4 1/2 inches square, and it is designed to hold up wheels up to 17 1/2 inch diameter size. You can see, I'm gonna zoom in here, just so you can see, this is where your spare tire will mount to. Once you mount your spare tire, these bolts will come through and you'll tighten the nuts down the hole within the place, this bracket on the bottom here will hold it, and what's nice is this long bolt on the bottom actually has a hole drilled through it, so you could actually put a padlock through there once you install your spare tire.

For security, you can lock it into place. Now, the padlock is not included, you would have to purchase that separately. This is a nice black powder coat finish on the part, helps resist corrosion. It is made in the USA. Few dimensions I wanna give you on this, we're gonna do the overall height, which will be measured from the bottom to the very top here.

So if I get our tape measure, go ahead and pull our tape measure out, and from the bottom to the top, you can see it's gonna measure right at 17 3/4 inches tall. The overall depth, I'm gonna measure right up here where it'll go up against the bumper to the bracket right out here where the spare tire will attach. If we measure from the back to the very depth of it, it's gonna be right at seven inches deep. But that should do it for the review on this Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Carrier for the four inch or 4 1/2 inch RV or mini-motorhome bumpers..

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Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Mount for 4" or 4-1/2" RV or Mini-Motorhome Bumpers - BR56VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)

Brophy rigid mount spare tire carrier for 4" or 4-1/2" RV bumpers. Fits wheels up to 17-1/2". Lockable for security (lock sold separately). Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion.

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We added the spare tire mount to our motorhome and have travelled the East Coast without any issues. We given the product a thumbs up.

Velvet

2/8/2024

This product is still working as well as it did day one! Having the mount for a spare allows us to travel and feel confident that we can handle a tire emergency.



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No instructions included.... or provided on manufacturer's website. 5 extra nuts and one less washer than shown. Two bolts had damaged threads. YouTube videos were inconsistent with assembly process and hardware provided. Not suitable for Ford E-450 wheels.



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It’s working well after I reinforced all the welds. Originally it flexed and vibrated too much. I also welded the bolt that holds the tire on. The square shoulders of the bolt under the head could stripe out in the square hole on the frame. I could see that any rust on the thread could mean that the nut would not be able to be removed when needing the spare because the shoulders of the bolt would stripe and than need to be cut off



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I bought two of theses because I carry two spares. These are 100% better than the week bracket that came on my fifthwheel. It was obviously made for a lighter tire. Several times I had to beat the cross piece back flat as the tire was escaping. These are great

Timothy

8/29/2023

Just as hoped for. No problem



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I have a 6 lug nut spare tire (16 inch wheel). I emailed the manufacturer to see if it was supported. Their response: It fits a 6 x 5 1/2" wheel, only that size in 6 Bolt pattern.

It worked well for me.



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I replaced the stock mount that broke. I owned the camper for 8 months and 3 trips from AZ to IL and back after I installed the Brophy tire carrier. Very sturdy & well build with quality material.



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Our factory installed spare carrier came apart at a welded seam and we almost lost the spare on the highway.

This new unit has much heavier material and looks much more sturdy. The weak links are the U-bolt attachment system and the cheesy factory bumper. We'll be watching those things like a hawk!

John

8/28/2023

Everything still seems solid at one year.



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Purchased this carrier in hopes that it would mount up a spare tire for my 2021 Thor 24f motorhome on the rear bumper. I was not able to use all of the parts that came with it, the metal bracket shaped like a D was not needed. The offset on these wheels would not allow it’s use, the wheels are too deep.
So I was able to mount the tire to the main bracket without the D bracket utilizing three holes in the bracket and the wheel with the deep dish portion of the wheel facing outside to the rear. It is really on there with three bolts! Mounted the main bracket over the bumper where it attaches to the frame thinking that this would be the strongest point. I am quite satisfied with the way it turned out, very stable and it looks good.
Thanks eTrailer!



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As usual, the quality of the product is high. The stout mounting surfaces and hardware insure that the spare tire won't fatigue (bend) the unit. I like that the spare tire can be locked-on with a popular small padlock (not included) and the Carrier is actually 'overbuilt' to perform its duty forever!

Russ

2/19/2023

Even in my corrosive coastal atmosphere, there has been no weakness in this unit in the year-plus that Ive used it. No regrets!

Russ

2/19/2023

Quality still there, a year-plus later. Handles the job, even here in my corrosive coastal weather.



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I went through a few different tire carriers. This one worked the best on my Class C. The U bolts fit right over where the frame attaches to the rear bumper tube. Allowing the tag and lights to be seen on the rear.



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This is my second one. Works great. Plenty sturdy to hold my 15 inch spare tire.

William

7/29/2023

After a year and about 13,000 miles running around the Southwest both of my tire carriers are in great shape. No cracks and the paint is as good as new.



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Works great, no issues. I did brace the bumper with bolt on brackets.



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Outstanding fit...



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As described. Heavy duty. Easy install.



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etrailer packaging and shipping was excellent The tire carrier was well constructed and nicely finished. It was used to replace the cheap tire carrier that came with my Keystone RV trailer that failed on bumpy roads. I used the "U" bolts from the old tire carrier because they fit the 4" bumper better than the 4 to 4 1/2" bolts with the kit. I used the wheel lugs and nuts from old carrier because they were designed for wheels rather than being simply carriage bolts with regular nuts/washers. There was nothing wrong with the parts I didn't use, the old carrier just had some parts that were more specific to my trailer that I could reuse.

Niobrara

4/11/2022

The tire carrier is excellent. I am confident that it will not break like the OE piece that came with the trailer. We have to travel some marginally maintained gravel roads in Nebraska and Wyoming to get to the undeveloped camping areas and the spare tire has to be will supported to not break the carrier.



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The spare tire mount seems to be OK. I mounted it as close to the frame as I could for extra strength.



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This unit it may be fine for many applications. It seems well built. But, as it turned out, it was NOT the best for MY PARTICULAR needs. I have a Jayco motorhome with a Ford E-450 chassis that uses 16 inch, six lug, dually wheels. These wheels just don't fit very well. I found that the wheel hangs on the top bolt just fine. But no matter how tight I tightened everything down, the wheel still wanted to shift. The second bolt (center) with the silver tie down could not hold the tire in place as solidly as it ought. The tire wanted to shift left and right (like a pendulum on a clock). Therefore, I drilled a hole at the bottom of the upright (below the center bolt) and put another bolt through that -- so that it would go through a bottom lug hole of the dually wheel to help keep the wheel from swinging. Perhaps this unit would be better for a smaller lighter wheel -- or one with a different offset shape or lug pattern?
By the way, getting those 1/2 inch push nuts on was difficult for me.

Etrailer Expert

Heather A.

2/23/2022

Thank you for your review. The Brophy spare tire carrier that was purchased is not designed for heavy motor home tires. It is more for lighter weight trailer tires. I recommend to get something designed for the weight of motor home tires like part # e98ZR. This will go into your motorhomes hitch and can be used with any bolt pattern. I cannot recommend to use the bumper style carriers with such a heavy tire.



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Had concerns that this wouldn’t work on a deep dually wheel, as that’s not clearly identified in the product description, but etrailer said it would work so ordered it. The instructions, though weak (as is typical with so many product instructions), showed that you don’t use one of the main parts on dually wheels, and it ultimately worked. However, had to drill a hole in the brace piece to make it fit due to the offset mounting needed on dually wheels. So it works but needs some improvement in description and assembly part.

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Jenny N.

2/8/2022

The standoff tab on the Brophy Rigid Mount Spare Tire Carrier part # BR56VR is about 5 so as long as the width of the tire does not exceed 10 inches - 0 offset wheel - you should be able to mount the wheel either way. If the width of the tire exceeds 10 inches then you may still be able to use the carrier if the wheel has an offset. The sum of the tire width plus offset would have to be less than 5 inches.



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One year in, it does what it's supposed to!



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I would have rated the tire carrier a 5 star if It would have worked as advertised for a six lug rim. I had to buy a piece of flat stock metal make a larger retaining bracket so it could be locked in place. The rim is on a 3500 Mercedes’ sprinter RV. I’m still very happy with the outcome however I would have been much happier if I didn’t have to modify the design.



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Nice set up for our ‘66 kenskill travel trailer. Perfect fit for our travel trailer. Our bumper is a square shaped so this was ideal



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This spare tire carrier is very sturdy and has carried my spare tire with no problems. My RV is a class C.



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3/8 inch U-bolts are not threaded correctly for nuts supplied in mounting kit

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.

10/26/2021

Customer Service will reach out to you.



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So much better than the original! Very sturdy and easy to assemble. Always a pleasure doing business with etrailer



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Customer service e was excellent


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