Bessacarr Spare Wheel Carrier

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  1. Bessi

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    I have a 1 year old Bessacarr E480 based on Fiat Ducato maxi chassis. The spare wheel is located in the garage which takes up space and is not good for weight distribution.
    I am thinking of getting a chassis mounted carrier and putting the spare underneath the van.
    Has anyone done this?
    I have not yet had a crawl around underneath to check there is sufficient space but thats the next step!:thumb:
     
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    Interested to see your outcome.
    I have a Bessacarr with spare wheel mounted below, but a friend recently purchased a MH and had no spare wheel, so he has purchased a wheel, and is considering the same question.

    Please keep us updated o your progress

    Thanks

    Kev
     
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    Best people to ask are the makers, ask the question on Swifts site


    http://www.swift-talk.co.uk/

    Good luck. :thumb:
     
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    Forget it!
     
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    What was/is it?? :Smile:
     
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    Hi
    In my opinion i would leave it where it is dry clean and protected who wants to be crawling under vans in the wet and it wont get nicked Thanks Bernie:thumb:
     
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    It is a post on the Fa**s site or the dark side. Strange I am barred yet was able to suss out the link. (Not that hard realy) no I do not use another user name :Doh:

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    OK! Try this !
    It's the Thule bike carrier. It will take up to 60KG. The carrier itself weigh's 15KG and the wheel 26.2 KG.
     

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    Agreed with Bernie.:Smile:
    I bought my new van last year and it came without a spare wheel...:Sad:
    Having lashed out on a brand new shiny wheel, new tyre plus jack they're all going to stay that way...:BigGrin:
    Plenty of room in the garage anyhow...:thumb:
     
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    Replying to myself - must be a sign of old age...

    Now the snow has melted I have had a look under the van and lo and behold there is a spare wheel carrier already fitted in the middle of the chassis just behind the back axel.:Smile:
    The waste water tank also has a semi circular cut out to allow sufficient space for the spare wheel.:BigGrin:
    Why did they put the carrier on and design the tank thus but then not use it I asked myself:Eek!:
    So I tried to put the spare into the carrier - and doh! there is not enough ground clearance under the chassis/waste tank to slide the wheel in (or out):Eeek:
    Obviously a bit of a design cock up which Swift probably only realised when they tried to get a spare wheel out once the van was standing on the ground. Would be interesting to hear what was said then!
    I think you could use the carrier if you were happy to jack the van up an extra 3 or 4 inches to get the clearance but having looked at the scissor jack supplied I dont fancy this as these jacks become less stable the higher you raise them.
    Think I will leave the spare in the garage for now.....
     
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    have a look at this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261193912294?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_tr ksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
     
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