Spare Tire Mount Weight Limit

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  1. dude1116

    dude1116 Full Access Member

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    Hi All,

    Quick question. Does anyone know the weight limit on the stock tire carrier? I'm slated to have the 265/70/16 Load Range D tire on it along with 3 bikes. Does anyone think I'll have a problem? I think i'm going to get straps and support the wheels by tying them to the roof rack...but just wondering what people know about the capacity.

    Thanks!!!
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    When you get to that size tire, with the addition of the bikes then you'll start having issues with the door. Sitting in the driveway you maybe fine, but going down the roads etc you're going to be hearing some strange noises coming from back there . Why not use a bike rack that goes into the hitch, that way no extra weight is on the gate?
     
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    I recall the max weight limit is like 50lbs,it's not much but considering the heaviest tire/wheel combo that came on a KJ is around 45lbs.
     
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    yea! page 211 on my owners manual
     
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    Because the hitch is taken up with a waverunner. :blah:

    Guess i'm just gonna have to ratchet strap to the roof to take the weight off the spare carrier.
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    I think I saw a bike carrier somewhere where attachment was like a hitch extender. You popped the bike carrier into your receiver, then whatever you're towing into the bike carrier.
     
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    Now THAT is awesome. Need to look into that...

    Swagman Towing Bike Racks : Cabela's
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    Yep. If I ever do more than occasional towing I will be looking into getting one like that. My dream is to have a nice popup trailer and use it regularly. :D
     
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    IDK but one thing is for sure.....
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    This is definitely overweight and about to bend the hinges!:gr_grin:
     
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    I ended up doing it. Took her for a spin and no noises. I have straps running from the first bike back to the roof rack to give it a little bit of support and lift. It's sturdy as can be. I know I'm overloading it. Thanks for the info all. Just wanted to know what I was getting into.
     
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    etrailer has these. clearance of the spare tire might make it interesting though. I've never tried one. I've thought about one but, I'd probably wind up making my own as you'd really want to start off with a really long draw bar to clear the spare tire. since you're only pulling a wave runner you could most likely get away with it though.

    you might need one of these as well...

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    and I'd definitely recommend a couple of these...

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    to take up all the play and rattling it would create.
     
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