JW Offroad Spare Tire Mount

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I can't comment on how the ACC mount attaches but I believe you are correct on both.

I thought about using a section of threaded rod and a series of bolts to attach mine to both skind, but it hasn't budged yet. Mine has been on since the Oct 26th and I've beat on it on a few trips now. It hasn't moved yet. Obviously years will tell the ultimate tale but I haven't felt the need to increase its strength yet.

I'll be doing some follow up pictures and a post in the near future. I'll be pulling mine off to Monsterline my truck. I'll take some pictures of the door skin, holes and the support, ect. This will be after a trip I'm taking. We'll see if she holds up to the Barlow trail from Mt Hood to the Bend, OR. area.

If it doesn't show any deflection, seam degredation or hole wallowing, I'll give it my official seal of approval (which is worthless), but will at least be some pictures for you guys to enjoy...
 
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So if I am seeing it right. The JW mounts to the outter skin and the ACC mount drills through the outter skin and mounts to the inner skin is that correct? Neither company actually uses both skins for support. Correct?
The ACC I think, adds a sleeve between the inner and outer skins to keep the inner from crushing in and then the bolt goes all the way both skins. In my mind you are getting double the vertical mount support from both skins and in theory more strength. I could be wrong though.

JW seems to think by going through just the outer skin at its strongest point it will be fine. For all I know it could be fine. At this point only time and real world testing will see how they do.
 
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The ACC I think, adds a sleeve between the inner and outer skins to keep the inner from crushing in and then the bolt goes all the way both skins. In my mind you are getting double the vertical mount support from both skins and in theory more strength. I could be wrong though.

JW seems to think by going through just the outer skin at its strongest point it will be fine. For all I know it could be fine. At this point only time and real world testing will see how they do.
Looks like you use a holesaw to make a hole big enough for the sleeve to fit through.

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The ACC mounting system does in fact use a very thick walled, custom cut & powder coated spacer between the skins - in other words, it's not just a piece of DOM tube cut to length. The spacer is inserted from inside the door (tiny hands help in this part).

This is the primary difference in mounting processes between this JWO product and the ACC product. The second major difference is the integrated door support that does not impact the pinch seam at the bottom of the door.
 
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