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Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier

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CURT Spare Tire Carrier

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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
  • Limited lifetime warranty

C31006 Trailer Hitch Universal Spare Tire Carrier by Curt

Item # c31006

Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier

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Video Transcript for Curt Spare Tire Carrier - Hitch Mount - C31006 Review

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   (143 Customer Reviews)

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You guys are real problem solvers. I had my spare tire mounted on my lid closing the well which contains a great storage area for jacks and other tools and is lockable. However raising the lid with the spare on it became problematic for weight reasons and the spare would hit against the window and wouldn't open far enough to gain access. Wallah, the Curt Trailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire carrier solved all those problems inexpensively and contributed to a overall better look for the spare. Thanks to everyone involved with the production and sales of this as it sure made my live easier.

The spare tire carrier was exactly what I was needing to free up access to my storage area on my jeep. The only modification I had to make was to shorten by two inches the tube that slid into my hitch because my hitch was somewhat shorter than most because of the gas tank on the jeep. This also moved the hitch in closer to the tail gate and eliminated the irritating noise from the tire carrier moving around in the tube. Your product is very well built and I will also turn to you guys to solve problems for various items that are needed from time to time.
Gordy - 10/01/2018

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This carrier is EXACTLY what I needed. My tire, a 31” Path Finder on a 17” stock Silverado wheel, was WAY too heavy and big to fit underneath the bed and I was not about to try and get over a hundred pounds of tire underneath the bed and lifted up in order to mount it. I also couldn’t place it in the bed of the truck as me and my wife are packing all we belong in the 6 foot bed, so we needed all the space the bed would allow, so that was out of the question as the tire would have taken a LOT of the bed up. So I found this carrier by Curt. A local merchant had the product, but they wouldn’t answer any of my questions and their knowledge was extremely subpar on trailer accessories even though they worked in the automotive section. So I found etrailer online. The reviews on their products helped tremendously and the man in the video tutorial walked me through everything I needed to know. The Bread financing was GREAT as im only paying around $12 a month for this carrier. The carrier itself is extremely tough and a lot heavier than you’re thinking, which is what you want with a 31” tire. The 3 holes on the horizontal bar make it great for mounting as the 1st hole was too close to the bed when mounted, the 3rd was too far as I didn’t want so much coming off my truck as I like to back up a lot and need to know where my truck ends and begins, but the second was juuuuuust right. The tire sits a centimeter before the tailgate handle and all three bolts I bought at a local hardware store, all grade 8 half inch with washers and nuts, fit in the 3 slots allowing for great seizure of the tire to the carrier. I would HIGHLY recommend this product and will denfintly be buying from etrailer again. etrailer will definitely make me and my wife’s 1100 mike journey all the better. THANK YOU etrailer!!!

- c31006

It survived the 4000 km Baja XL with a 31"tire attached. Enough said about the quality of this item. It was dragged going through dips, helped out of a few sticky situations and was generally abused mercilessly for 10 days straight along Baja's back roads and goat trails. I would highly recommend this product. My only comment is it rattles around in the receiver a bit. It didn't bother us and I believe there is an easy fix for this available from etrailer if it is a concern. ABG "Go fast, take chances"

- c31006

I needed solution to carrying my spare tire for the teardrop trailer I have completed. So this has worked out well. I mounted Curt tire carrier on an extension hitch that allows for the 10" Curt drop hitch to reach my trailer tongue. Added benefit is my Leer shell and my truck tailgate open and close perfectly. Thank you. Ron

All is well and I still have and use all the products.
Ron B - 10/17/2017

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This bracket solved my problem and provided me with an excellent mount for my spare tire in conjunction with the Ultra-Fab 2" Motor Home Trailer Hitch Receiver

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I just received my C31006 Spare tire Carrier for my motor home! It's funny that most items you see on TV or on websites seem far better than they actually are. Not in this case! I was expecting little an got a lot. This carrier is made of heavy gauge steel much stronger than it appears on the website or in the video. The Tire mount itself is 3/16" plate steel, with a deep black high gloss finish. The welds are continuous not spot welded! I am very pleased with the weight and quality of this tire carrier. You will not be disappointed with this product!!

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I've researched all tire carriers including Road Master (bought and returned) and the Universal-type which resembles the Curt model. I had to use the 1st of the 3 holes to accommodate the spare tire, which left me with about 1/4 inch gap between the tire and the RV rear doors. See photos My salesperson (Katie D.) was excellent and the shipping of this product arrived rather quickly.

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I bought a motor home with no spare tire and no where to keep one! Found your web site and was glad to see a solution to my problem! As you will see in the pictures, I had to modify the cheap back bumper to get the carrier to fit. Very glad to have this solution and be able to carry a spare tire. Great service and speedy delivery! Thank you!

- c31006

The Curt Spare tire carrier is a great product and works very well. I will be using this to hold the spare for my 1999 Ford F250 Super Duty in the Front Hitch. Again the product is of great quality and I like it.. If there is a con to this purchase it would be this: All other site that sell this product include the BOLTS, RETAINING WASHERS, WASHERS, & NUTS to hold the tire on?? Why etrailer does not is beyond me but be prepared to got find the hardware on your own...

Outstanding. This has een a very good product purchase. I cannot upload a photo for some reason but I use this product because you cannot reach the spare tire under the truck while the camper is loaded... Its great!
Scott - 12/06/2020

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Great addition to our trailer. I highly recommend it.

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Works excellent to mount my spare with the front hitch.Wish it had mount bolts for the rim that stayed with the mount assembly. I just found some large bolts that fit and used them. Otherwise, works well.

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This fits my 16 inch dually wheel for my RV which has 8 lugs. It does not include any hardware. The holes in the tire carrier are smaller than the holes for the lugs on the wheel.

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Purchased a Curt trailer spare tire carrier for my motor home after a recommendation by the etrailer customer service reps. On the best product for my unit. Also ordered 2 safety steps for my motor home to put total in range for free shipping. All products arrived in a timely manner, however , 1 accessory pkg. for the safety step was missing. Contacted etrailer cust. Serv. And they immediately contacted the mfg. and had it shipped to me. All products now installed and all are perfect. The recommendation on the right product for my needs, and the timely completion of my order was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend etrailer products and service and will be a customer in the future as needs arise.

Love it. Did exactly what I needed.
Richard - 05/28/2017

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I placed an order and within 3 day it was at my door and I had updates all along the way. Better then amazon to be honest. The curt spare tire mount is more robust then the picture shows and should last a long time. Does not come with a hitch pin or hardware for tires. A little pricier then other websites but those other websites might not be real and the service at etrailer is top notch.

- c31006

I installed it in the Drawtite front receiver (also purchased from etrailer (and also, excellent) on my 2012 Ram 2500 w/Lance truck camper. Today, I did a 350 mile "shakedown" cruise, a mixture of mountainous terrain and interstates. I've got an 88 lb. spare wheel and tire, and aside from an occasional 'wiggle', it's all solid as a rock. Sorry, I'm still getting by with my old non-camera flip-phone, so no pic to upload. But your firm is great to do business with (and I see the return credit was applied today. Thanks

Still solid, in spite of vibration.
Martin - 07/05/2019

If you are experiencing slight vibration you might consider using the Roadmaster # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
Quite Hitch Anti-rattle device.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 7/11/2019

- C31006

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.

- c31006

I have always been happy with the variety, quality and price of etrailer accessories. I don’t consider other suppliers anymore.

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Does not fully work like I thought with a 2012 Ram 2500 as the shank is too short. The purchase of an extension tube made it compatible. The issue is etrailer and Curt list this as being compatible with a Ram 2500. Despite this, the front mount works fine.

- c31006

Product was good and as shown, wish you would provide at least 3 bolts and a pin to secure it, that would make the product complete. Or else its a 5 star.

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The Hitch arrived on time. Looks sturdy. Be aware that there are no bolts included. ACE hardware does not carry automotive threated bolts to use the lugs from my Tacoma (no extra tool to carry needed) , so getting them costs me a lot of time and gas. Also there is no threat on one side of the holes, so the hitch can not be secured to the receptor and so the hitch wobbles during driving. I bought the spare tire cover just to get to the $ 99 to get free shipping. I will see if it is not blocking to much airflow to the radiator. I might have to remove it again.

We state in the product description that the hardware is not included.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 02/28/2019

- c31006

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

The Spare Tire Carrier is still doing great and Im glad that I purchased it.
Dal J - 05/01/2014

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Works well.

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This product is very well constructed and is heavy duty. The universal bolt mount worked great. I use on the receiver hitch on the rear of my fifth wheel RV.

- c31006

Arrived quickly, fits my hitch adapter, Class C spare wheel fits properly, does what 's intended.

- C31006

This product is great, no problems with it. Works as advertised and easy to install. Just be careful, The back bumper tube on my RV was not substantial enough to use this mount with a cargo carrier. Just the short trip from storage to the house with a light item in the carrier was enough to show me the tube was twisting badly. It wouldn't last many miles down the road before it would have had a come apart. Make sure what you intend to mount it to will handle what you plan to use this for. I ended up just using it for an extra spare tire carrier while traveling and a deer winch while stationary.

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