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Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount

Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount

Item # TR-1
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This universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson boasts superior strength and is an excellent tool for all travelers. Lowest Prices for the best spare tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson. Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount part number TR-1 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Spare Tire Carrier - TR-1

  • Bumper Mount
  • 5-Bolt
  • 6-Bolt
  • 8-Bolt
  • Stromberg Carlson

This universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson boasts superior strength and is an excellent tool for all travelers.


Features:

  • Provides removable mounting point on your trailer or motor home rear bumper for a spare tire
  • Fits most 5-, 6- and 8- lug wheels
    • Not for Class A or Class C tires or dual rim wheels
  • Clamps onto bumper for easy installation
    • Top bolt and lug nut attach through a bolt hole on the wheel
    • Bottom bolt, plate and nut further secure the wheel through the larger center hole
  • Includes U-bolts and lug nuts


Specs:

  • Application: 15" to 16" tires
  • Fits 4" square bumpers
  • Overall height: 18-1/4"
  • Measurement from top of trailer mount bracket to center of tire-mount bracket: 9-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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TR-1 Stromberg Carlson Tire Carrier, Rigid - Universal Fit






Customer Reviews

Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount - TR-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (257 Customer Reviews)

This universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson boasts superior strength and is an excellent tool for all travelers.

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Very easy to install. All around a good, quality product. 99389



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solid construction and easy to install. I was able to offset it so I could use the receiver for a bike rack. 541903



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Photo shows spare tire mounted with the bumper mounted u-bolt mount TR-1 tire carrier we purchased from etrailer. Easy install and holds tire firmly, eliminates hauling spare in pickup box. 392099



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Thank you etrailer ! The reason order for my snapRing tire savers tire covers came in and I was impressed with them, not only how easy they go on but they hug the tire, and the how to video was a great, I hope this will help with the sun baking my tires on my travel trailer while sitting in my yard, and the bumper mount spare tire carrier was so easy to mount and the vented bumper covers went together just like in the video, etrailer you are making it easy to get stuff done, Thank you again, Respectfully Submitted From A Satisfied Customer. 289151



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The material and design of this spare tire mount seem to be of adequate quality for the price offered, however this product has one limitation that is easy to overlook. I purchased it without noticing that it is designed only for 4-inch square bumpers. I managed to attach it to the 2 x 4-inch frame of my new cargo trailer by using a short length of 2x6-in wood to shim the "C" bolts. This defect could be easily overcome if two-inches of additional threading were added to each of the C-bolts so that they would fit any frame from 2x4 to 4x4. The frame or bumper finish can be protected from the extra threads by fitting the threads with inexpensive plastic tubing to cushion them. Then this product would be a complete product with a much wider range of suitable applications without the need for a make-shift shim like I had to use. 516457



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Not as rugged as I had hoped and I had to perform some grinding on the cross bar to fit my custom aluminum wheels also. The stand off bent after driving over the bumpy highways of America and had to be beat back into shape for the trip home. It survived the trip home and I haven't had any other issues. 242191


Comments
It is still in use although I have had to straighten back into position a couple of times. The finish is holding up well even being exposed to the outdoors. It is doing the job of holding a fairly heavy spare on my fifth wheel bumper which is what it was designed to do. He needs a little more reinforcing to get an excellent rating.
Lee S - 02/20/2018

34943

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As always, fast, friendly service and products that are top notch. It fit perfectly. Easy to install and durable. 526857


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Its been a year and its still functioning perfectly. No rust. No sag. Looks great and works flawlessly.
Garth C - 06/27/2019

57180

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The bolt retainer clips do a poor job holding on to the bolts securely to the frame so that when you try to mount the spare it makes it very difficult to do so because the bolt moves around. 422959


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No issues to date no peeling or rust
Reeac - 08/12/2018

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The bracket is about the same as the original, if a bit lighter steel. It arrived without the flat plate that serves as the lower keeper. That was most likely because it was shipped in the retail store box without any additional tape or in an outer box. The part was likely lost in transit. The replacement I made is heavier steel anyway and had zero wait time. 651845



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Excellent replacement part for our camp er. 852471



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Exactly what I ordered Perfect fit and delivery time was amazing. Got it 2 days before I expected it. 849857



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Excellent!!! 844589



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Easy to install. Sturdy. Does what it claims to do. Thanks! 830751



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Good 831008



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Super easy installation. Honestly I didn't think it would be as sturdy as it is. -but it definitely is. Holds my 225/75 R15 spare nice and solid. I added the heat-shrink tubing to the U bracket and the rubber thread caps. 826434



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Purchased this product to add another spare to my RV and to put it someplace besides the bed of my truck. Looks like it will work just fine. Etrailer has everything I need and excellent customer service is hard to get now a day. 814618



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Great product. Great price. Put a 2nd spare on my camper. 804029



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Easily do the job 803789



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This spare tire bracket is well made, I’m happy with it. What really impressed me was I ordered this at the onset off the Wuhan virus shut downs. Etrailer notified me the next day that they were having delays in shipping. They kept me informed daily as they could see it may take more time. My order arrived in a timely manner, and I was impressed with their effort in keeping me informed. 791143



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The bracket was super easy to mount and is very sturdy. Very happy with my purchase. 790321



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Great product , good quality 790826



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Good quality 789527



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I have not installed it yet but it looks to be a very good built product I'm sure that I will be happy with it also a etrailer is the best very fast shipping thanks 774559



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You folks ROCK! Couldn't ask for better service or faster shipping. Thank you so much. 775060



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The tire mount installs easily on to the RV bumper, however the design of the "lug" bolts for installing the tire to the mount are horrible. The surface that the bolts go through should be thicker. It should be thick enough that the square portion of the carriage bolt can be completely recessed and should not stick out the other side. This does not allow you to tighten the tire completely if you use the lug nut included, and put the tapered side towards the wheel. When doing this the nut can actually grab the bolt retaining clips and damage the threads just as you are tightening the bolt. I ended up getting rid of the retaining clips and bought a new carriage bolt and standard nut, works fine now. Ideally these bolts should be welded studs, would solve all the problems. Until those changes are made, I would not recommend this to anyone. 764540


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Ask the Experts about this Stromberg Carlson Spare Tire Carrier

  • Replacement Hardware for Stromberg Carlson Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier TR-1
    We do carry replacement hardware for the Stromberg-Carlson Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1. It sounds like you need the Replacement Tire Mounting Hardware # 2109 which includes 1 carriage bolt, 1 tension clip, 1 nut, and 1 washer.
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  • Spare Tire Carrier That Fits 4 Inch Square Bumper to Carry 14 Inch Tire and 5-Lug Wheel
    The best option for a spare tire carrier for your 4" square bumper that will work with your 14" tire and 5-lug wheel is the Ultra-Fab Folding Spare Tire Carrier for Trailers and RVs - Bumper Mount # UF15-954730 which will work for you so long as your wheel bolt pattern is not 5 on 5". The Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount # TR-1 is designed for 15" and 16" travel trailer tires only, according to the manufacturer so I would not be able to confirm it will work for you. I...
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  • Recommended Spare Tire Holder for 2020 Thor Four Winds 22B
    The Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount # TR-1 is only for tires without the deep offset. There isn't a bumper mounted option spare carrier, but the Lippert Components RV Spare Tire Carrier with Winch - 71" Overall Width # LC159041, the Buyers Products Spare Tire Carrier # 3375201010, weld-on Spare Tire Carrier - Horse Trailer # 413200, and hitch mount carrier # RM-195125 are your options. The Roadmaster is the most popular for applications like yours but requires a trailer...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier for Class A or Class C Motorhomes
    The tires on Class A and most Class C RVs are too large and heavy for the Stromberg Carlson Spare Tire Carrier # TR-1. They require something a little more serious such as a hitch mounted carrier. We have the extremely stout Roadmaster option # RM-195225 which can tilt and we have the fixed Curt carrier # C31006. None of the other carriers are really strong enough for larger Class A/C tires.
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  • Will Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1 Work on a 2018 A-liner LXE
    You are correct that the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1 is for 15" and 16" wheels. What you may have on your trailer is the Folding, Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-2 which is compatible with most 5, 6, and 8 lug wheels. This carrier is compatible with 4" square and 4-1/4" square bumpers. To install the wheel on this carrier you will simply take the lug nuts and the plate off, put the bolts through the bolt holes on your spare, and the use a lug nut to secure the top bolt and the...
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  • Recommended Spare Tire Carrier Along With Tire And Cover For 2017 Coleman Lantern 244BH
    The rear of your 2017 Coleman Lantern Series 244BH has the standard 4 inch bumper. For this application, I recommend the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount # TR-1. This will allow you to mount your spare tire to your back bumper. There are many different tire options for your trailer, but I was able to narrow it down a little based on a 15 inch wheel and Radial tire. For your spare I recommend the Taskmaster Provider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15" Silver Mod Wheel...
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  • U-Bolt Recommendation to fit 4-Inch RV Bumper
    The Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1 that you referenced is designed to fit 4 inch bumpers, the u-bolts that are designed to fit this carrier are available separately. For that you would want the part # TR-2200. This should work well for you.
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  • Will the Stromberg Carlson Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier Work on an Aliner Scout with C-Shaped Bumper
    I spoke to my contact at Stromberg Carlson about the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier part # TR-1 and they said that you can use the spare tire carrier on your c-shaped bumper so long as you use a block of wood inside the bumper where the u-bolts attach to give more support. The weight capacity of the bumper will also need to be taken into consideration but you should not have any issues otherwise. Please note that you will want to use a spare tire cover on the rear spare tire in order to...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Needed for 3" Tongue on a Cargo Trailer
    The Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1 is actually meant to fit around 4" square bumpers but we do have some other solutions for you that fit on a trailer with a 3" frame. Among the spare tire carriers on the linked page we have the MaxxTow Spare Tire Carrier # MT70214. This is compatible with trailer frames up to 3" wide x 5" tall, holds trailer wheels with a 4 on 4" or 5 on 4-1/2" bolt patterns, and has a weight capacity of 100 lbs. If your spare falls into this category then this...
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of Spare Tire Carrier # TR-1?
    I reached out to a representative of the manufacturer of Tire Carrier # TR-1, Stromberg Carlson, and they said while the carrier did not have a specific weight limit, it was tested to 100,000 miles on 225/75R15 travel trailer tires that were 50 lbs. It is going to fit tires that are 15" to 16" and most 5-, 6- and 8-lug wheels on 4" square bumpers. I have added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Spare Tire Carrier for 5 Lug 15 Inch Rim
    The Stromberg Carlson will work with your tire on a 15 inch wheel as long as the wheel has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. The tire carrier is designed attach to a 4 inch square bumper or trailer frame.
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  • Recommended Spare Tire Carrier for Trailer Frame with L-Shaped Angle Iron Profile
    For your trailer's L-shaped frame profile it will be best to add some wood blocks (or have more metal welded on in the desired location) to provide an attachment point for a bumper-mount carrier like the Stromberg Carlson # TR-1 or the similar folding Ultra-Fab # UF15-954730. Both use u-bolt hardware for attachment. We offer spare tire carriers in many types to suit a wide variety of trailer applications. All can be seen by clicking on the included link. Please feel free to send a...
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  • Can Spare Tire Carrier part # TR-1 be Used to Carry 16 inch Spare on Sprinter Chassis Motorhome
    Yes, the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1 that you referenced is confirmed as a fit with your tire size as long as your wheels have a 5,6, or 8 bolt pattern, and your trailer bumper is 4 inch by 4 inch.
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Recommendation for a Motorhome with a 4 inch Square Bumper
    As long as you have a 4 inch by 4 inch bumper on your motorhome the Spare Tire carrier part # TR-1 would fit and work well. This carrier can fit nearly all 8 lug wheels as long as they aren't for a Class A or Class C motorhome. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Stromberg Carlson Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier Should I Use, # TR-1 or TR-2
    The only difference from the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier, part # TR-1, and part # TR-2, is that part # TR-2 folds down to provide access to storage areas when mounted to your RV. If you think the folding feature would come in handy, I would recommend part # TR-2. If you think you can do without the folding feature, part TR-1 will work just fine. Part # TR-1 may also be a little quieter when mounted, as it is all one piece. I contacted our representative at Stromberg Carlson about...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier, # TR-1
    We do have a replacement hardware kit for the Stromberg Carlson spare tire carrier, # TR-1. You will need replacement hardware kit # TR-2200.
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  • Recommended Spare Tire Lock For Bumper Mounted Spare Tire Carrier # TR-1
    For the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount # TR-1, I recommend the Spare Tire Carrier Lock # 262DAT. This will allow your 2 bolts to fully carry the weight of the tire and wheel while securing it and deterring theft. The bolts that come with this assembly are 1/2 inch, so this is the best lock fit.
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  • Could a Tire Cover Be Used on a Tire Mounted to a Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1
    A tire cover would install pretty easily on a wheel and tire mounted to the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1. It would basically just slip right over the tire. For example, if you had a 27 inch tall tire and had the CE Smith Tire Cover part # CE27430 it would just slip over the tire. Check out the picture I attached to see how it would install. If you are unsure what the diameter of your tire is and are looking to purchase a tire cover check out the FAQ article I attached to the right...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Taller than 18 Inches for a Trailer
    If the trailer has a rear mounted hitch we have carrier # C31006. It is 24 inches tall from the bottom to top at the tallest point. But for those that mount to a bumper or frame the tallest is going to be # TR-1 at 18-1/4 inches.
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  • What is the Height of the Bumper Mounted Tire Spare Carrier # TR-1 from the Top of the Bumper
    The distance from where the Bumper Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount, item # TR-1, will mount to the top of the bumper to the top of the spare tire carrier is 13-1/8 inches. There is a metal tab on the back of the spare carrier that rests on the top of the bumper when mounted. You will need to keep in mind that the spare tire will mount to the carrier and will stick up 1/2 of the overall diameter of the tire from the center of the tire mounting location. The center of the...
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  • Can Bumper Mount Spare Tire Carrier # TR-1 Hold 16 Inch Tire
    Yes, the Bumper Mount Spare Tire Carrier, # TR-1, can support a 16 inch tire with an 8 lug wheel. However, you will need to make sure your trailer has a 4 inch continuous welded steel square bumper that is rated for carrying weight. The tire and wheel combo of a 16 inch tire probably weights closer to 75 pounds. The carrier, # TR-1, can handle the weight and bouncing but the key factor is having the correct bumper that is rated for the combined weight of the tire, wheel, and carrier. For...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier for 6-Bolt Wheel
    There are spare tire carriers for tires on 6-bolt wheels, but the carriers are only for trailer tongues or trailer bumpers. For a trailer tongue up to 3" wide x 5" high you can use the Fulton Hi-Mount Spare Tire Carrier # FHDSTC0101. Or, for a 4" square bumper the right carrier is the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier # TR-1. I have added links to video reviews to both carriers if you are interested.
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  • Available Types of Spare Tire Carriers
    We offer several types of spare tire carrier, including bumper-mount units like # TR-1, trailer-frame-mount units like # FSTC1000301 and hitch-mount tire carriers such as # C31006. All of these and the others available are shown on the linked page.
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  • Will the Stromberg Carlson Bumper Mount Spare Tire Carrier Fit a 2 Inch by 4 Inch Trailer Frame
    First, the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier, # TR-1, is designed to fit a 4 inch by 4 inch square bumper but cannot be modified to fit a different size. The vertical tube measures 1-16/16 inches by 1-15/16 inches. It sounds like you need a trailer frame mount carrier. I have incldued a link to the trailer frame mount spare tire carriers we offer.
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  • What Is The Weight Capacity Of Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier By Stromberg Carlson - Item # TR-1
    The manufacturer of the Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier, Item # TR-1, has not listed a particular weight limit. One of our experts contacted them for more details and the manufacturer stated that it was tested for 100,000 miles on 225/75R15 travel trailer tires that were 50 lbs. It is designed to work with 15 inch to 16 inch tires, fits most 5-, 6- and 8-lug wheels, and attaches to 4" square bumpers. I have attached a video for you to review.
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  • Will Bumper Spare Tire Carrier part # TR-1 Work with 6 Lug Trailer Wheel
    Yes, the Bumper Spare Tire Carrier part # TR-1 that you referenced will fit a 15 inch trailer wheel with a 6 lug bolt pattern.
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  • Bolt-On Spare Tire Carrier with Lift for Better Ground Clearance
    We do offer bolt-on spare tire carriers like the Fulton # FSTC1000301 which provides a bit over 7-inches of lift for better ground clearance. In many cases this will provide much better clearance than a simple u-bolt type carrier like # CE22007Z-11050-2. All spare tire carriers, including the hitch-mount type like # C31006, can be seen on the page I linked for you.
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson Bumper Mounted Spare Tire Carrier Fit Class A or C Motor Home Wheels
    Trailer tires come in various load ranges from B to E in most cases. You might come across an F or G but rarely. But in this case the Class A or C is in reference to Class A or C motor homes. Carrier # TR-1 also will not work with dual rim wheels. If your bumper is rated to carry weight it should say so in the owners manual. Or you will need to contact the manufacturer. The bumper will need to be 4 inches square for the carrier to fit. There is also a folding version of this carrier,...
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