Does this come off and down easily?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by wingman, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. wingman

    wingman Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    2,360
    Location:
    Romford, Essex
    As I'm off soon, I've just done the usual VDI, other checks and wound up thinking that I'd better have a look at the spare wheel and its tyre pressure. As I've never had it off before (Oh Please :D:D) and I must admit, I've not looked at the manual. I wondered how easy these things come off their mount.

    I presume there's a handle somewhere in the vehicle tools that locates into that hard plastic dubree (see pic) which lowers the wheel. What I couldn't figure is where the large spring and nut (see pic) that protrudes through the centre of the wheel comes into play.

    Anyone had dealings? Or does one just claim some affliction and let the breakdown crew sort it?

    James
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    4,106
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    I have the same and there is an adapter ( in the tool kit) that fits on the end of the jack handle that fits into the dubree and lowers the wheel to the ground.
    Thats as far as I got, sorry. I couldn't figure out how to get the wheel off the lowering mechanism.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. denisejoe

    denisejoe Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    836
    Location:
    Isle of Sheppy
    Wouldn't fancy trying to change a wheel on the motorhome so would just leave it for the breakdown guy to deal with.

    Denise
     
    • Like Like x 7
  4. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    6,691
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Very similar to the Transits I use to have handle then was a folding one with a sqare'ish lug on the end .
    Onece down,then on inside of wheel is the hanging bracket and a saftey wingnut .
    In your pic's the round plastic bit is the cover for the lowering wire ,I believe .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. gloworm

    gloworm Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    1,666
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Unwind the cable its full length,
    then drag the wheel from under your van,
    its then easy to disconnect from cable.

    Eric
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. wingman

    wingman Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    2,360
    Location:
    Romford, Essex
    Thanks guys (and guy-ess) But what about the spring? Looks similar to an old valve spring (see pic 2 on original post). What's the spring for???
     
  7. Eddystone

    Eddystone Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    113
    I'm not familiar with that system but I expect it is to provide just enough tension on the cable to hold the wheel stationary.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. gloworm

    gloworm Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    1,666
    Location:
    Cheshire
    I think the spring acts as a shock absorber while travelling.

    Eric
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    4,106
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    James. If you figure out how to get the wheel off once it's down, can you let me know? I remember the scuffed knuckles I got when I tried.....
     
Loading...

Share This Page