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Old 06-20-2016, 08:43 PM   #15
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just wanted to update this thread. After all the toiling over this and figuring out what to do I ordered the BAL hidden spare tire mount. That's kind of how I do things from time to time.....put in a bunch of time and effort on something then change my mind completely.

I actually bought the tubing, cut it to length, clamped it to the bumper, and drug the welder out to the camper. I'm laying on my back looking at it and I just kept thinking "How much is having this back here going to bother me the next 10 years?" I decided that I would never feel completely comfortable having that spare on the bumper. I would worry about welds failing or if I had enough bracing ect ect for the next 10 years. Found the BAL mount for $86 shipped and decided the piece of mind was worth probably twice that. Just seemed like the right thing to do.

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Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
That's kind of how I do things from time to time.....put in a bunch of time and effort on something then change my mind completely.
You too huh?

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Old 06-21-2016, 05:29 AM   #17
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You Rock Orion !, good decision.

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Old 06-21-2016, 08:11 PM   #18
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That deal last year where it almost came off scared the crap out of me. Not in any hurry to be in that position again. Last thing I want to do is hurt someone. The factory set up coming off I could kind of explain away as cheap factory junk but if I knowingly try to modify it to work and it fails and injures someone that's 100% on me and it's just not worth the chance. I really feel like the tubing and bracing would've worked......I'm just not completely positive it would've. There's a chance the welds break or the cheap thin bumper rips out away from the bracing ect ect. It would always be on my mind when pulling the camper.
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Good thread... I look at ours every stop... (u bolts, welds, etc...)

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