A tire carrier

'You'd think that a brand new covered wagon  would come with a full-size spare!'

A full-size spare isn’t the problem. Getting the spare stowed on a carrier has been the challenge. As we live in a somewhat remote area finding a welder with a shop and materials took some time.


Reinforcing steel plates are in place.


Hinges and latches were readily available on-line. So now Laddie is off to Trail BC where a welder with a great reputation has agreed to do the job.


After two days Laddie’s plan was executed with minor tweaks and we’ve got ourselves a swing-away tire carrier and crane. Thanks to Ronnie and the staff at XL Quality Industrial Services Inc in Trail, British Columbia for a job well done.


A method of raising and lowering the tire will be the next decision to make. Block & tackle? A come-along or manual hand winch? Chain hoist? Decisions, decisions ………….

Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

2 thoughts on “A tire carrier”

  1. It all look’s good , well made , i won’t ask how much it cost , maybe you’ll tell me if you thnk it was reasonable ….

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