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Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier

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When it comes to strength and weight, the Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier packs a powerful punch. With the same tow rating as its bigger siblings and the capacity to carry a 35-inch tire (on a mid-sized truck), the Solo is ready for whatever the adventure calls for. The Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier was designed to go lean and low on the next adventure while still being prepared.

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When it comes to strength and weight, the Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier packs a powerful punch. With the same tow rating as its bigger siblings and the capacity to carry a 35-inch tire (on a mid-sized truck), the Solo is ready for whatever the adventure calls for. The Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier was designed to go lean and low on the next adventure while still being prepared. The Hitchgate Solo’s reduced weight is perfect for those looking to carry a 35-inch  (on a mid-size vehicle) or smaller spare tire, and Rotopax fuel cans.

Not only is weight reduced, but so is the overall height of the horizontal support arm which sits 4″ lower than a Hitchgate Classic or MAX. By relocating the truck mount at the *same level* as the vehicle’s receiver hitch, the Solo is uniquely designed to accommodate vehicles that have a tight clearance between the rear hatch/door and the receiver (Ex: Sprinter, Renegade, Tahoe, Grand Cherokee). The Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier is also a phenomenal candidate for Subaru (see Fitment section below) and any vehicle where every pound counts.

The Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier universally fits on almost all vehicles with a Class III/2″ hitch receiver. This swing-away, spare tire carrier mounts to any 2-inch, Class III hitch receiver and is perfect for SUVs, Jeeps, vans and pickups. This tough tire carrier secures up to a 35-inch spare tire (on mid-sized vehicles) while maintaining ground clearance with minimal change in departure angles when driving off-road. Release a single latch pin and it opens wide for full access to the vehicle’s cargo space. The Hitchgate Solo line  is tow-rated at 7,500 lbs (max trailer weight) and 750 lbs (tongue weight). *These limits may be more than your vehicle’s capacity. ALWAYS stay within the limits of your vehicles tow/tongue ratings)* The tire carrier is rated for 150lbs of total weight.

Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Options:

  • Hitchgate Solo Standard UHG32130 sits at hitch height and is 25″ wide on the support arm. If your hitch is near your rear hatch, probably a good choice.
  • Hitchgate Solo *High Clearance*  UHG33187 is a Solo Standard with the horizontal support arm moved 4″ higher. If your hitch is under your bumper/body, probably a good choice.
  • Hitchgate SoloXL UHG32206 is a mirror image of the Solo but is 5″ wider. This allows full-size vehicles  to carry up to a 35″ tire + and allows vans like the Mercedes Sprinter to open their doors past 90 degrees.

Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Fitment:

  • Solo Standard–> 53lbs Almost all compact and mid-sized trucks, SUVs and cars with tires up to 35″. Full sized trucks, SUVs and cars with tires smaller than 33″.  [25″ wide from hitch to pivot bolt, 3.5″ minimum depth from 1st hitch pin to back of support arm. 4.5″ to the next hitch pin hole. Solo sits at hitch height, rising only 2.5″ above the receiver.]
  • Solo High Clearance–> 54lbs Almost all compact and mid-sized trucks, SUVs and cars with tires up to 35″. Full sized trucks, SUVs and cars with tires smaller than 33″. [25″ wide from hitch to pivot bolt, 3.5″ minimum depth from 1st hitch pin to back of support arm. 4.5″ to the next hitch pin hole. Solo High Clearance sits 4″ above hitch height, rising 6.5″ above the receiver.]
  • SoloXL–> 56lbs Full sized trucks, SUVs and cars with tires larger than 35″ OR those who need the tire to swing further away from the vehicle. [ 30″ wide from hitch to pivot bolt, 3.5″ minimum depth from 1st hitch pin to back of support arm. 4.5″ to the next hitch pin hole. SoloXL sits at hitch height, rising only 2.5″ above the receiver.]
  • Fitment Calculator–> Multiply the width of the Solo you’re interested in by 2, then subtract half the diameter of your tire…the sum will give you an estimate how far away your tire will sit from your hitch and help you choose the Solo that’s right for your vehicle.
  • Solo Standard = 25″, Solo High Clearance = 25″, SoloXL = 30″

Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Need to Know:

  • Zero offset or shallow offset (high positive offset) wheels may require an additional wheel spacer.
  • When properly installed, the Solo will sit level with inside of the hitch…if your bumpers arc upward at the corners, the Solo may appear not to follow those body lines as it is mated up to the hitch rather than the bumper. This is not a warranty situation.
  • Solo WILL interfere with factory back-up sensors and/or back-up camera. The camera will still have *some* visibility through your wheel and the ground below.
  • 4.5″ of clearance is required from center of hitch pin hole rearward for it to be compliant with wedge-lock system. You may need to relocate spare tire from underneath or modify to gain the necessary clearance.
  • FORD RANGER OWNERS(4th Generation, 2019+ Up): Due to the shape of the Ford Badge on the rear tailgate, the Hitchgate Solo High-Clearance will not work as the badge will come in contact when the tailgate is lowered. Also, due to the shape of the OEM hitch, some modifications may have to be made to fully install the hitchgate.
  • SUBARU OWNERS: Due to the small hub diameter, some models will require a hole drilled into the wheel plate to allow for a 3rd Lug Bolt to be installed
  • SUBARU CROSSTREK: If you’re planning on using a Torklift Eco Invisi Hitch, the Solo will *not* work with the stock exhaust system AND body trimming may be required to gain access to hitch pin holes.
  • MERCEDES SPRINTER VANS WITH DUALLY REAR AXLES: You will need to purchase a wheel adapter plate.
  • VEHICLES WITH CLAMSHELL REAR DOORS(LAND CRUISERS, LEXUS LX SERIES, ETC): The Hitchgate Solo High-Clearance DOES NOT work with these vehicles. The lower tailgate portion will come in contact with the base of the Hitchgate due to the low distance between the hitch and tailgate. We recommend the Hitchgate Solo XL, but we highly recommend double checking your measurements before ordering, or feel free to give us a call and we are happy to help.

Like all Wilco Offroad products, the Hitchgate Solo is proudly built in Southern California and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Rear Tire Carrier Documents:

Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier Brochure

Wilco Offroad Hitchgate Solo Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier Fitment Checklist

Weight68 lbs
Dimensions45 × 25 × 12 in
Size

Standard, High Clearance, High Clearance with Secondary Hitch, XL

Brand

Wilco Offroad

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