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Folding, Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount

Folding, Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount

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TR-2 - 4 Inch Frame,4-1/4 Inch Frame Stromberg Carlson Spare Tire Carrier
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  • Frame Mount
  • 5-Bolt
  • 6-Bolt
  • 8-Bolt
  • 4 Inch Frame
  • 4-1/4 Inch Frame
  • Folding Style
  • Stromberg Carlson
With a folding mechanism that provides access to rear storage, this universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson is an excellent tool for all travelers. Lowest Prices for the best spare tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson. Folding, Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount part number TR-2 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-2

With a folding mechanism that provides access to rear storage, this universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson is an excellent tool for all travelers.


Features:

  • Folding mechanism provides access to rear storage areas
    • Built-in stops prevent tire from falling when in folded position
  • Powder coated steel construction is long-lasting
  • Fits most 5, 6 and 8 lug wheels
    • Not for Class A or C motorhome tires or dual rim wheels
    • 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
  • Simple installation - clamps on to bumper with U-bolts and lug nuts (included)


Specs:

  • Fits 4" square and 4-1/4" square bumpers
  • Overall length of the vertical arm in the vertical position from the top of the arm down to the end of the arm: 18-1/4"
  • Distance from the top of the vertical arm down to the center of the bottom bolt that attaches the arm to the bumper plate: 17"
  • Distance from the top of the vertical arm down to the center of the top pin hole where the pin slides through and holds the arm in the vertical position: 11-3/4"
  • Distance from the top of the vertical arm down to the bottom of the tab on the bumper plate is 13-5/16"
  • Distance from the center of the top lug bolt to the bottom of the bracket plate: 3-1/4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


TR-2 Stromberg Carlson Tire Carrier, Folding - Universal Fit







Video of Folding, Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount


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




Video Transcript for Stromberg Carlson Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Stromberg Carlson bumper-mounted spare tire carrier. This is in the folding design. It's been designed to fit both 4" and 4-1/2" bumpers with the u-bolt-style connection. Part number on it is TR-2. What really sets this spare tire carrier apart from some of its competitors is the folding design. By simply pulling the pin and clip that are located right here at the bottom this is going to tilt right down out and away from the rear of our RV or camper.

This is going to give us access to maybe like your city water connection or if you've got a rear storage area or something like that that you need to get into. You can get into it, access to get your stuff out, but still have your spare with you as you travel. As you can see, it does have a stop. It's only going to fold down to this point. You're not going to have to worry about it going all the way down, hitting the ground, getting muddy, getting dirty, anything like. Now they've designed this with a very sturdy steel construction.

It's got a black powder coat that's going to give us long life and good corrosion resistance. All of the hardware, nuts, bolts, and fasteners are all included so you won't have to provide anything of your own other than a wrench. As you can see, there's a built-in stop that comes down, makes contact with the carrier, and it will prevent our tire from folding down any further. They've designed it to fit most of your five, six, or eight-lug wheels without any issue. This is not rated for a class A or class C motorhome wheel or for a dual-rim wheel. Now that we've gone over the features, let's take a look at how to install our spare tire carrier. Hardware is going to be included.

We have two u-bolts, four nuts, and four locking washer. Now it's a simple installation. We can use just a boxed-in wrench or we can use a socket wrench. We'll place the carrier right up onto the bumper. As you can see, there's a tab here.

That's going to help hold that in place. One of our u-bolts will come around the backside. Then we'll just feed that through our holes here. Now let's get one of the lock washers on there and thread on one of our nuts. That will help free our hands up to where we can get our other one on this side. We'll do the exact same thing with this one on the left side here. Now let's go ahead and take our socket or our wrench and tighten our bolts down. We do want to tighten these down evenly. That's going to give us equal pressure on the top and bottom for holding force. Now we're ready to set it up for our spare. Now for attaching our spare to our carrier we're going to have two carriage bolts. We're going to have two lug nuts and also the two small plates here. These, once we have our carriage bolts in place, we're going to push right over the top. They act as a keeper to hold our bolt out as we're pushing that spare tire on so it doesn't fall back through. We'll place both of these through and get the keeper in place. Now we're ready to put the spare on. We'll just bring the spare up, slide the bottom bolt through one of our lower lug nuts holes here. Thread that on hand tight just to help us hold our tire. Then we'll bring in our black plate. That's going to go on our upper bolt, and that will be followed by a lug nut as well. Now that we've got both of these hand tight let's just use our ratchet or socket or impact driver, whatever you've got, to tighten down our lug nuts. That's really all there is to it, guys. We've got our tire securely mounted, ready to put on our cover, and we can get headed down the road. That will complete today's look at the Stromberg Carlson folding spare tire carrier, part number TR-2. .


Customer Reviews

Folding, Bumper Mounted Tire Carrier - U-Bolt Mount - TR-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)

With a folding mechanism that provides access to rear storage, this universal-fit tire carrier from Stromberg Carlson is an excellent tool for all travelers.

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I like this product because it is well constructed and it will work for my intended use. I purchased two of these for mounting on my flatbed truck to get two spares up and out of the way. I looked at several styles before making my choice, and this style seemed to be the best. Thanks guys. 321805



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Here's some photos of the installed spare tire carrier which also serves as a fold down stainless steel table on my cooker trailer. Thanks for all your help. 19246



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Great spare tire carrier and easy to install. Directions did say for 15" and 16" rims only, but when looking on the etrailer website it said it would still fit my 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern on my 14" rim (the reason why I bought it.) Sure enough, the wheel mounted right up to the carrier. I bought this because when I got my travel trailer it did not come with a spare tire or carrier and it better to be safe than sorry. I would definitely recommend or buy again. 668996



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The product is of top notch quality. Exactly as advertised. Most impressive is the delivery time. Two days from your place (Missouri). If I order from Mpls, it's 4 to 6 days and that's only 200 miles. It will keep the spare tire out of the travel trailer and be so handy on the rear bumper. You've got another steady customer here! 663192



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Used to mount second spare tire on trailer for cross county trip. 656259



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This item mounted very easily on the rear bumper of our Coleman RD202 travel trailer. It appears to be a very solid mount. Once again a very good quality piece from etrailer. 651851



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Overall decent product, easy install and straight forward assembly. I decided to weld mine straight to a rear bumper, then when it folds flat I have a place to set up a table on the back side of the carrier, then there's the tailgate for more table, pretty cool. I knocked off a couple stars because a.) There's only one bracer plate for the back of the rimed tire and the "lug" nuts are regular plain jane nuts which means neither is a special keyed one so anyone can steal your tire and b.) the hitch pin to drop the carrier down is particularly small so I made a longer one out of a half inch, six inch long bolt. Fix those two things and it's 5 star. Thank you. 651720



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Great product 643775



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Spare has been bouncing on the back of the trailer for a year and is doing fine 642771



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The TR-2 folding tire carrier arrived on time and in good condition. It was well-packaged and all of the parts were there. The powder coating looks good. Other reviewers have mentioned that the open rectangular section bends down over time due to the weight of the tire bouncing up and down. I added a custom bracket to prevent this from happening. See pictures. The bracket was made from an 11-inch long piece of 2-inch by 2-inch by 1/16-inch (16 gauge) cold-rolled mild steel angle iron purchased at my local Ace Hardware. To make the bracket I used a tape measure, a pencil, a heavy vice, a hacksaw, a 2-pound hammer, a large crescent wrench an electric drill, and a can of black spray paint. To install the bracket I used 1/4" bolts, nuts, flat washers and lock washers. I have not yet mounted it on my trailer, but will update this review after I've done so and have used it for a while. 593798



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I bought this to replace the undercarriage tire carrier on my 2018 Cougar. I have my reasons for doing this. Nonetheless, moving the carrier to the rear bumper makes it a lot easier to access when needed, I decreased the tongue weight, and I can put a tire cover on it. I also did not want the tire/assembly full of snow/slush, sand and salt this winter in the northeast this December. The new carrier fit perfectly, up tight against the bumper. There is some rotational movement of the upright support with the tire mounted (a previous review may have mentioned this). My 15in spare weighs 48.2 lbs and the carrier has a 60lb rating (hope Stromberg Carlson builds in some safety margin). I will be putting a safety cable/chain on it just in case. 4 stars for now, we'll see after my trip (cross country California to RI back). 563808



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Works great just what I needed thanks 562861



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Called to get help with my spare tire carrier. Very professional and helpful Received it before promised. Works perfectly 543040



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Exact match for my factory carrier. I added a second spare and this was a must. However, the nuts to the bolts that are used to mount the wheel were too small and did not fit the bolts. A quick trip to the local hardware store fixed it for a couple bucks, but slightly disappointing. Not etrailer’s fault at least. 527230



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The product was designed well and easy to install. 521139



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Well built just what I needed 508379



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It's seem to work fine so far.; 481148



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Works great. Thanks for the follow up. 474635



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No problem with wheel carrier; I need to find suitable location on trailer that will not interfere with "truck to goose neck trailer" rotation, make tire accessible when needed and not interfere with machine when loading flatbed trailer from side. 458252



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Does the job. Works well, looks good! 439876



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I have not installed it yet looks strong and came fast 432282



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Perfect fit for my boxed 4" bumper. Fast shipping and well packaged! 431880



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Haven't installed the item yet, still assembling my ground-up restoration of a '68 L&M Roadrunner. 355494



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This review is simple: AWESOME.. 335123



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etrailer.com had the best price on this spare tire holder than any other website. It was easy to order and shipping was fast! 326579


Comments

The products are just as good as when I got them! Appreciate the follow up.

Amy M - 12/21/2017

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Great service and product. Done in a timely manner. 316000



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The product arrived sooner than expected and the quality of the assembly is much better than I had anticipated given the low price point. The best part of the product is that with a little creativity it can mounted in a number of different places. Excellent product, amazing service! We will be shopping at e-trailer.com again. Thanks! 273305



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Put this on my camper trailer.. good clearance and makes it easy to unmount a tire. 267814



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Everything I expected, when I expected it, and for a price "lower" than I expected. etrailer.com hit this one out of the park... 254341



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Fit our 4 1/2" bumper like it said it w ould. 244115



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Installed the spare tire holder in minutes. It works perfectly. Quality seems to be great. I am happy! 237498



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Good quality, good price, quick delivery 231839



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Shipping quick, easy to install, all parts included, good product, & very happy with our experience. 228662


Comments

Great!

Sharon M - 09/30/2016

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Exactly what I expected! Great construction & all parts in box. 203744



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Product was what I expected. Arrived quickly & on time. Recommend them highly. 200019



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Everything as expected and customer service was absolutely great ! Thank You Jena, I wish all businesses had reps like you !! 187431



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I just opened the pkg and it looks better than I expected. I was afraid it was going to be weak or "tinny". It looks very solid and I like the heavy black coating. It should not rust easily. My Chinook bumper is wider than the brackets, so I will have to drill holes in the bumper to accommodate the brackets. The reason I chose this product is that it drops down and will not impede the storage door behind it. Thanks. Vern PS , excellent packaging. 166981



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No problems with the hitch, but the bolts need to be changed. Striped one bolt and had to grind off, replaced with another bolt from a local hardware store and works better. Except for the time and trouble it put me through. 154181



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Easy quick install. Product arrived quckly and as described much better than putting spare in back of truck. Will need a cover. 148522



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Product is a good base to mount on Toy Hauler which does not have a 4" square bumper, extra hardware and drilling required. 144694



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Excellent spare tire mount. Easy to install. The two bolts did not match my spare tire but there are other ways to make it fit - very versatile. Provides a very solid and easily adaptable means of mounting a spare tire. 135053



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I have a 4 1/4" square bumper, and I had to elongate the holes on the mounting plate, and bend the tab that's supposed to rest on top of the bumper, up a little bit. It'll work. Not quite bolt-on, but "oh well". 114069



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Exactly what I needed to attach my spare tire to my 16' trailer. 93651



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Looks to be well made,will adapt it to my needs and last many years. 51000



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Purchased to hang spare of travel trailer w/ 4" square bumper. Well made. Simple, easy, intuitive install. Now, the spare is outside and storage well is freed of space. Happy Camper. 49946



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Item as described very fast shipping A+ ++ 49749



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Great product! I have a 1991 Jeep Cherokee, the factory location for a spare tire is in the rear cargo area. I didn't want the spare tire inside, taking up cargo space. With very little modification, drilling a couple of holes, I relocated the spare to the rear bumper. I put it in between my passenger side taillight and the license plate. This is an excellent alternative to the swing away tire carriers that start around $350. 47752



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Product was as advertised. Shipping was not only free as I qualified, but also moved up to the next level and it arrived before I expected. 33884



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Good build quality. Works well. No trouble installing. Would recommend this one. 20846



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Well Made Spare Tire Holder When I purchased my used travel trailer it did not come equipped with a spare tire carrier. This carrier is made of good quality and easy to install. The the shipping was super fast. I am a repeat customer of etrailer. 5251


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