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Old 05-14-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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Spare Tire bracket optional?

Noticing the recent threads about spare tires,/brackets, etc. I thought I would pose the question...did all trailers come with a factory spare tire holder standard? I have looked where it is supposed to be on my sovereign and cannot find any holes or other evidence that one existed. It would not surprise me seeing how this trailer certainly seems to be an "oddball" fixture and my browsing through this site and the service manual, there seem to be many things which should be there but are not, or vise-versa....


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Old 05-14-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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According to the manual for my 1972, they were optional. Mine has one that is mounted on the underside of the trailer behind the tongue/a-frame (directly below the front gaucho).

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Old 05-14-2008, 09:34 AM   #3
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My '97 Safari did not come with one. I did get JC to install one, though under the front, as Cameron said.

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Old 05-14-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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No. I think the spare option could be added at the factory or by a dealer. It may have been standard feature on the Excellas in the '70s. If you could find a spare holder, it could be easily added, or you could have someone custom make something that would work. They are a very simple design.

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