Fulton Hi-Mount Spare Tire Carrier Review

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Review of the Fulton Hi-Mount Spare Tire Carrier

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Fulton Hi Mount Spare Tire Carrier, part number FSTC100301. Flat tires and blow outs can happen even on trailers. That's why it's important to have a spare tire with you. Many trailers don't come with a spare tire carrier. The Fulton Hi Mount Spare Tire Carrier solves this problem for you. The hardware to mount your spare tire is included, which is nice.

You won't have to provide your own lugs.Customers on our site are wanting to know more specifics about a wheel fit. You'll want to note that it's going to work with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern, and a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern, with a 10 inch diameter or larger wheel. It will not work with a 5 on 4-3/4 bolt pattern, or a 5 on 5 bolt pattern, or a 5 on 5-1/5 bolt pattern. It's a welded reinforced steel construction with zinc plating so it's going to be resistant to rust and corrosion. The corrosion resistance is great, especially for boat trailers, like this one here.

The angle design is going to keep your spare tire up and out of the way so you don't have to worry about ground clearance issues. The mounting plate extends out about 4-3/4 of an inch. It has a 5-1/2 inch rise.Customer Robert L. says, "It's easy to install. It is a very sturdy mount.

May have to move to the side of the trailer somehow. Not sure how it will affect my turning abilities as I have just mounted it."Those are some good points, Robert. It is easy to install. There's no drilling required. Also when mounting it to your trailer's tongue or A-frame you'll want to be sure that it doesn't interfere with your turning radius or any other towing components.Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed.

This can be either mounted to your trailer's tongue or frame. You'll just need to be sure that your frame height is no more than 4 inches high and 3 inches wide. Now, when choosing the location for your spare tire mount, you'll want to make sure you have plenty of room for your spare tire. We're going to put ours right around this location.Now, the kit comes with two different sets of bolts depending on the size of your trailers tongue or your trailer's frame. We're going to be using the shorter bolt. Now let's install it. We'll want to be sure that it's angled upward where the single hole is on top. That's going to be the same for our brackets. The flat side goes up against the trailer in a single hole on top. Hold it in place, take my hardware. With one bracket in place we'll take a lock washer followed by a nut. Here on the bottom we'll pass it through the carrier and then through the bracket.With all the bolts loosely installed we can tighten everything down evenly. We want to make sure that it's flush up against the frame on both sides. Then you'll want to torque it down. You can find these specifications in your instructions. Now let's get it ready for our spare tire. You'll notice we have three different holes. For our four lug wheel we'll be using the center hole. For our five lug wheel we'll be using the corner and the bottom center, which is what we have. We'll take the included carriage bolts, there and there, and then we can install the push nuts. The push nuts are going to keep our carriage bolts in place.Now let's bring in our spare tire and we'll lift it in position. We'll be taking a flat washer, a lock washer and then the nut. These are all included. Once we get it hand tightened we can torque it down to the manufacturer's specifications.That's going to complete our look and installation of the Fulton Hi Mount Spare Tire Carrier, part number FSTC1000301.

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