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  1. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    A 19.5 tyre and rim weighs in at 9.5 stone
    And we run with six and carry one for a laugh:thumb:
    Thats 57 Stone!!!!!!:Eeek:
    Geo
     
  2. davejen

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    Best leave the wife at home then you can carry the spare!
    Dave:thumb:
     
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    I just knew somebody could not resist that one :BigGrin:
     
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    Tell me about it Geo .. :Eek!: Mine are 22.5 rims .. changing one requires a technique best practiced at home .. only done it once, fortunately on an aire and had many French hands making it light work.. :Cool:

    A garden spade slid underneath the tyre makes it easy to lift to align the studs when refitting.

    When I was looking for a place to carry mine someone suggested the roof , I got it up using a rope .. but decided it wasn't a good idea.. :RollEyes:

    Made a carrier for the front, but that looked ugly so removed it then carried it for a while on top of the tow hitch strapped to the grill, but it was blocking the air flow from the engine, :Doh: so it's now hung from the main chassis with heavy duty cargo straps, same ones that are used by truckers to secure loads.. What it really needs is a proper carrier with a chain winch.

    Where do you plan to carry yours, will it fit a locker ?
     
  5. Larrynwin

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    No wonder I only get 8mpg !!
     
  6. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi Geo, Jane knows how heavy they are.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Years ago I did scrap with the lorry, and had more punchers than enough.:cry:

    We had a big stack of tyres on rims, and Jane would fetch me one out on the trailer.:BigGrin::Smile:

    :Wink: Sometimes she would make me wait ages.............................. when she dropped it :Laughing: and could not pick it up.............................:Wink: She had to get someone to help her.:RollEyes: :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: She really liked the super single trailer wheels. :Laughing: Bob.
     
  7. Pammy

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    Hi Dave, are you on a death wish or what:Angry::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    The wife
     
  8. Geo

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    :Eeek:
    Just for you Dave [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-g0aBYVCgE"]Here[/ame]
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    thats also 362kg:Eeek:

    more than the total payload for a lot of eurovans:Eek!:
     
  10. Tony Santara

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    I had noticed a few spare tyres on your bus Geo ..........Didn't like to mention them

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  11. Geo

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    Thats also 798 pounds
    more than the pay load for most Imperial Vans:thumb:
     
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    Touche' :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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