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Demco Spare Tire Carrier for up to 4" Trailer Tongue - Silver

Demco Spare Tire Carrier for up to 4" Trailer Tongue - Silver

Item # DM15851-52
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Trailer tongue tire carrier mounts your spare tire up and out of the way. Base attaches around trailer tongues up to 4" x 4". Accepts wheel bolt pattern from 4 on 4" to 8 on 6-1/2". Silver powder coat finish resists corrosion. Great Prices for the best spare tire carrier from Demco. Demco Spare Tire Carrier for up to 4" Trailer Tongue - Silver part number DM15851-52 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Spare Tire Carrier - DM15851-52

  • Trailer Tongue Mount
  • Universal
  • Trailer
  • Demco

Trailer tongue tire carrier mounts your spare tire up and out of the way. Base attaches around trailer tongues up to 4" x 4". Accepts wheel bolt pattern from 4 on 4" to 8 on 6-1/2". Silver powder coat finish resists corrosion.


Features:

  • Provides a mounting point for your trailer's spare tire
  • Silver powder coat finish offers excellent corrosion resistance
    • 500-Hour salt spray rating
  • Trailer installation mounting hardware included
    • Hardware to mount spare tire on carrier not included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Secures around trailer tongue up to 4" x 4"
  • Fits: bolt patterns from 4 on 4" to 8 on 6-1/2"


Demco Trailer Tire Carrier Dimensions



15851-52 Demco Trailer Tongue Vertical Spare Tire Carrier - Silver




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Video of Demco Spare Tire Carrier for up to 4" Trailer Tongue - Silver

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Demco Spare Tire Carrier Review

What's up everybody It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today we're gonna be checking out this Demco Spare Tire Carrier. It's gonna mount to the tongue of your trailer and give you a spot to put that spare tire that's not in the way. Let's check it out. The Spare Tire Carrier's gonna work with trailer tongues up to four inches by four inches. Today, this one's gonna be a three by three.

It works just fine. Those plates still tighten up. You can see I can shake the whole trailer back and forth by the tire carrier, so there's no rattling or movement here whatsoever. It's gonna work with bolt patterns with four and four all the way up to eight on six and a half inches. The way it attaches, you have these two plates that push up against the tongue to hold it in place.

That's nice because it makes it very versatile of where you could put it on the trailer. So, this trailer didn't have a whole lot of room on the sides, but we we're able to get it to fit right here in the middle by the toolbox. Which is nice, 'cause that means it's outta the way of everything else. The whole thing's gonna be constructed out of a silver powder coat steel, so you don't have to worry about rust or corrosion. The other thing is you can adjust this for different wheel patterns.

These bolts move up and down, so you can get them to fit in where you need 'em to. Then you just tighten this down and it'll stay in place, so you can mount your tire. Now first thing we're gonna do is find a spot that you want to put the spare tire, so you can test fit this all around the trailer. We're gonna go for the center tongue on the trailer, 'cause that's gonna be the widest we have. That way it gives more room for the plates to push up against, so it stays stable.

So it looks like right there, we're gonna go up against our toolbox here, center it on the trailer tongue the best we can. Now I'll drop our bolts through. (bolts rattling) And make sure the square goes down in the square opening. That way it'll holds the bolt when you go to tighten it down. We're gonna lift up our plate, line up the bolts, with the holes. (metal clanking) Push it up toward the frame, and then we'll put a nut on each one of the bolts. So I'm gonna get 'em hand tight, and then come back with the impact and tighten 'em down. (metal clanking) When you're tightenin' down the bolts make sure you tighten 'em down evenly. So a little bit at a time. You don't want to do one side all the way just yet. (drill whirring) (metal clanking) (drill whirring) (indistinct chatter in background) (drill whirring) Overall, I like this spare tire carrier. I like that we we're able to put it wherever we wanted on this trailer, especially since it's a smaller trailer. So I didn't have to put it on the sides, where it didn't really fit. I was able to put it here by the toolbox. So it's out of the way when we're working around the trailer and still easy enough to get to when I need to use it. Well I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out. I hope this helps.

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Demco Spare Tire Carrier for up to 4" Trailer Tongue - Silver - DM15851-52

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Trailer tongue tire carrier mounts your spare tire up and out of the way. Base attaches around trailer tongues up to 4" x 4". Accepts wheel bolt pattern from 4 on 4" to 8 on 6-1/2". Silver powder coat finish resists corrosion.

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NOT HAPPY !! Demco Spare Tire Carrier arrived today. I did a LOT of research before ordering this from etrailer. Upon opening the box (which just had some crumpled paper thrown in on top) it appears I may have been sold one that someone returned (?). There are tool marks and dings that are scratched through the "powdercoat finish" in several areas (see photos) that couldn't have happened in shipping even though it was just loose in a box (no padding, no styrofoam, not even in a plastic bag). Someone also had started to peel off the UPC sticker that's on the carrier as well. I've ordered from eTrailer several times in the past with excellent overall results. I never leave reviews but this was an expensive tire carrier that appears to me to be a returned item which I'm left with "fixing" to prevent future surface rust and finish failure issues.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

7/17/2023

I am sorry that the carrier arrived in this way. I am really not sure what may have happened to it however I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. We can have it replaced for you.



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I wanted to store my spare tire and wheel in the nose of my enclosed trailer and did not want to attach it to the wall as my trailer is totally of aluminum construction. Normally I fabricate my ideas as typically cannot find something I like or is not made well enough as I am an engineer and fabricator. This one quality built item is of a great design with robust materials and quality welding and powder coating. Its design will accommodate just about any wheel and tire combo you have. The only thing I needed to do to mount it inside and go through the floor was to get longer carriage bolts to accommodate the additional thickness of the flooring. It not only looks great but also is as solid as a rock. Even though the universal mounting fit well, I decided to make a custom wheel mounting plate that fit my specific unit symmetrically and used fasteners with the same thread as my factory lug nuts. Enclosed a print if you would like to make one for yourself. It fits a 5 lug 4-1/2” bolt wheel.



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I ordered this for my box trailer as I needed to get the spare tire out of the box. The carrier is very well made,nice craftsmanship. I also had to buy longer bolts as my trailer has a 5 inch frame, I knew about this when I ordered,not an issue. Easy to install,great product.



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This was the only spare tire carrier I could find that would work with my Ridgeline fish house! There are interference limitations on the tongue due to the tongue jack and house lowering mechanism and this product worked perfectly!
Box was damaged in shipping but part was undamaged. I just wish it came with lug nuts. 1/2"x20 if your're wondering.



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This is a great Spare Tire holder, very well built, very sturdy. Not flimsy like other spare carriers .

I added it to my motorcycle trailer, spare tire is mounted out of the way too.



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I had to buy longer bolts to fit my trailer frame but I knew that was coming. Installs in a few minutes.



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Solid unit, but why not include the tire mounting nuts



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It was easy to install and fit on my trailer tongue just fine. Appears to be solid and well built. I also got the spare tire and wheel from etrailer. It's one of those be sure to take it, but don't want to use it items.



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the bracket didnt fit over the bumper i had to get the base widen 1'.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

10/12/2023

This spare tire carrier is meant to work with a 4 x 4 inch trailer frame. It sounds like you have a 4 x 5 frame. I checked and I do not have this style of carrier for a 4 x 5 carrier.



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Everything came as ordered. It's built very well. Looks to do the job as advertised. Shipping as expected.



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Great product but the lug nuts are 1/2 20 and the studs are 1/2 13 Could you send me the correct lug nuts?



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Very stout, and exactly what my trailer needed.



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Very well made spare tire mount made of quality steel. Great workmanship!



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Durable, only 1 thing i wanted to put it on my 4x4 rv bumper and its not 4", i thought it was 4x4 so i have to take it to a machine shop and get the holes wider



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It fit perfectly and well built looks g reat



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Great product, well made and easy to mount. Shipping was fast. Very happy!!



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I have a 20 ft. Cargo trailer V nose with an extended tongue. This is a robust tire carrier that works great in this application. One star down because I had to buy longer bolts for my 6 inch frame.



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It was a good heavy tire mount, the only problem was it did not fit over 4" rv square bumper, it was only 31/2" between bolt holes. I had to re-drill outside bolt holes to mount, it was a little trouble but works fine.



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Super fast shipment and arrival. Great packaging. Extremely well built and sturdy. Simple install and solid as a rock



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Just what I was looking for works great



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This is a well built tire carrier. Just what I was looking for. Excellent service and fast shipping from etrailer, well done,



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The spare tire carrier was exactly what I expected. Installed it on an Aluma Trailer. Easy to install and very good structural quality. The ease of adjustability is a huge plus for a range of tire/wheel sizes.



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So sturdy and solid. Works great on my trailer with 2x4 aluminum rails.



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Missing parts took 2 months to get parts in.



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Didn't fit the back bumper of my camper.
I
had to modify it. My bumper/ tube is 4" square i assumed they all were 4".


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