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etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch

etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch

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Spare Tire Carrier
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This carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to your hitch. The improved clearance is perfect for off-roading. Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes. Great Prices for the best spare tire carrier from etrailer. etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch part number e98ZR can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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This carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to your hitch. The improved clearance is perfect for off-roading. Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes.


  • Carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to the hitch
    • Compatible with front or rear mounted hitch
    • Improved clearance is perfect for off-roading
  • Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes
  • Stop collar automatically aligns shank and hitch pin holes
    • Eliminates need to get on your hands and knees to align hitch pin holes
  • Anti-rattle hitch bolt reduces movement and noise of the carrier in your hitch
    • Can be locked with etrailer anti-rattle lock (e99047 - sold separately)
  • Included hardware and wrench allow you to secure tire to the carrier
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Overall dimensions: 7-1/2" wide x 15-1/8" deep x 25" tall
  • Pin hole locations:
    • Hole closest to upright bar measures 3-3/4" from the center of hole to upright
    • Furthest hole from upright bar measures 6-1/4" from center to upright
  • Limited lifetime warranty

e98ZR etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch

Item # e98ZR

Installation Details E98ZR Installation instructions

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etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier - 2" Hitch - e98ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

This carrier lets you relocate your spare tire from under your vehicle to your hitch. The improved clearance is perfect for off-roading. Universal bolt pattern accommodates a variety of tire sizes.


I purchased a used class c motorhome with no spare tire setup. It was an easy installation onto the hitch, but very difficult putting the heavy tire on afterwards. I probably should have put the tire on first before placing on the hitch. Almost no movement or shaking, it’s very secure.


The spare tire mount that came with our motorhome was not strong enough to securely hold the heavy spare tire. etrailer recommended the Mount-n- Lock HiLo Hitch receiver and the etrailer Hitch Mounted Spare Carrier and the combination worked out very nice for us. My husband and I are in our mid 70's and we were to do the instillation ourselves with the help the inclosed directions and some online videos. The hardest part was lifting the heavy spare tire onto the carrier.


This worked great for adding a spare tire for our new teardrop trailer. I like the fact that the bolt provided holds the jack nice and tight in the bitch receiver. Well made product and great customer service from Paula! Thanks!


I was excited about this item. But after the install i tried to open my hatch back and found that it doesnt clear the tire carrier. Its an inch to far in. Im sure anyone that ordered this item would have the same problem. Its obvious that the carrier was never modified to correct this issue. It looks great but its useless as it is. I actually have to remove the entire carrier in order to open my rear door.

Depending on how far under the bumper the hitch receiver is, the carrier may or may not extend far enough to be able to open the rear hatch. On this spare tire carrier the hole closest to the upright bar measures 3.75 inches from the center of the hole to the upright. The furthest hole from the upright bar measure 6.25 inches from the center to the upright. You can use a part like part # Y02483
Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches
that will swing away from vehicle in order to give clearance to open the hatch.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/21/2022


Quality spare tire carrier received on time and in perfect condition. Since I was installing it on the front of my van, I had to use a 6" extension to the receiver. This should have it far enough forward to allow good airflow to the radiator.


box was a little ruff all the nuts and bolts were there, instructions were straightforward easy installation, put on a 2010 jeep wrangler jk


My heavy duty pick up truck tire only 2 of the bolts will match the lug nuts. The tilt to the angle of the head makes it so it pushes in to the back of my vehicle. Needs to be more straight-up-and-down with the bigger tires.


Hi Unfortunately the spare tire carrier will not work for my RV application and I need to return it

This spare tire carrier can be used on a RV with a 2 hitch. If you give me more information about why the carrier did not work for you, I am happy to assist.
-- comment by: Heather A - 08/12/2022


Extra parts made the install a piece of cake. made all part the experience easy, including install/product review video.


Great product, but the box was pretty tattered. The bag of bolts was torn open so they were rattling loosely in the box. Fortunately, all were accounted for!

I’ve not actually used it yet so I can’t rate it’s actual performance. It is heavy duty!


I had to modify it to keep the tire from rubbing on the tailgate. But otherwise all good.


Pretty basic spare tire carrier that perfectly met our needs. I appreciate that this model includes all the necessary hardware to attach the tire to the carrier, which is not true with other similar products. Very happy with my purchase.


The pin area was redesigned to a screw mounting that left no way to lock the mount to the hitch. This does not allow securing the mount and spare wheel, very poor design. I traveled to the hardware store, purchased a threaded bolt and drilled a lock hole where the bolt protrudes through the receiver, allowing the entire assembly to be locked to the vehicle. Etrailer needs to change this.

I do have another solution to offer. The shank for this carrier is threaded and so there is a threaded lock that will work for it. It is part # e99047
Threaded Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin Lock for etrailer Cargo Carriers - Keyed Alike
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/21/2021


Over all I believe that what I got for the price is a good value for me even though modifications are needed.

Pros: good construction, relatively light weight, adaptable, as shown in catalog, fair price.
Cons: info for item dimensions does not include max spacing between bolt holes on the face of the mount to which the tire is mounted.
I called etrailer for this info which I didn’t get. I was told that it will work with my 19.5” rim. I would say that is only true with some simple modifications.


2016 Ram Promaster 3500
On Coachman orion
RV class B+
Wheel doesn't fit snug to 3 bolts on carrier. And spare is angled instead of flush against rear of vehicle

This is an angled spare tire carrier so it will not sit flush against the vehicle. If you measure the inside face of the wheel to outside of the rubber and the tire exceeds 5 inches, this may not work for you. If you measure the middle bolt holes on your wheel and it is under 6 inches, then this should fit your spare tire. It must be secured with at least 2 carriage bolts, but 3 would be better if possible. You can see all of the ways we measured here in this attached video:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/26/2022

by: 03/03/2022

Perfect wish I knew about this a year ago.
cut our bumper off to install a more heavy-duty installation. Doing this we lost our spare tire mount. So we stored it in the front of our 5th wheel where it just bounced around. But with this mount we no longer have to store it up front. We no longer haul a boat so this works perfectly. And now we found etrailer we are making all our rv purchases through them. Thank you etrailer.


Quality is great. Have it mounted on my RV. It does everything I need it to do.


Great price, great quality. Poor packaging. Should use double weight cardboard. Package arrived missing the hardware parts (nuts and bolts). However service support group got a replacement out quickly


Item shipped quickly and was packaged well. Item is of very high quality and the included hardware is a nice extra touch. Instructions and install were pretty straightforward. I mounted the tire first and then picked up entire assembly and connected to receiver. Not easy with a 106 pound tire/wheel combo (33 inch tire on steel wheel). Due to hitch pin setup the item seems to be very solid and has no rattles. The tire sits lower than I thought it would, which is fine. On a 2005 Dodge Durango only the top 3-4 inches are visible above the bottom of the rear window. Highly recommend this item.

by: 03/12/2022

Easy to install, seems really sturdy. We will know more at end of April's trip.


The hitch mounted spare tire carrier looks very good, and sturdy, it should work well. The shipping was fast, BUT, the box it was in was "TRASHED" and taped all over to hold it together, there were holes in the cardboard exposing the hitch, it was protected pretty good by the foam padding which was torn in several places exposing the metal (some abrasions), but it should still work as intended, no other damages were noted. A stronger, thicker box would have worked better


Great tire carrier at a great price from an awesome company!!! I will be back!


Came immediately vs 4-6 week wait proposed by the more expensive brand. Husband put it together and on RC without any trouble. Off on first trip with it on. Saved us $1000 over the one that everyone blogged about but etrailer rep listened and said for our needs this one would work. If we every tow a car we'll throw spare in the car.


Missing mounting hardware, no bracket for alignment. Showed up in this box, just as pictured.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/23/2022


Very quick delivery, it even came a day early. Nice online tracking. Good price, very solid steel spare tire mount for my SxS. It is already mounted. Some very nice features like a screw in trailer hitch pin that I think will eliminate any rattle. Also, hardware included. Very happy. Thank you

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