Hello from a newbie....help please?

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  1. GrahamWishart

    GrahamWishart

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    Hi everyone
    We are new to this and have just acquired a motorhome a few years ahead of retirement.

    Can anyone tell me how much a steel 15 inch rim for a Ducato weighs and how much would be saved with alloy wheels?

    There is no spare in my van and I am hoping to find enough payload to add one

    Thanks....

    Graham
     
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    Just my gut feeling but whenever I've picked up an alloy wheel they've not felt different to steel.

    Racing allow might be different, they can be weaker because they do not have to cope with pot holes and are inspected regularly.
     
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    I have to agree with Brian (Hilldweller) that I don't think there is much difference in weight between the steel and alloy wheels for motorhomes .... certainly not sufficient to justify the cost of changing.

    We have alloys on our M/h and they are heavy!

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    Thank you ...sounds like good advice

    Thanks everyone....that was quick and sounds like good advice.
    I am guessing that steel wheels are the way to go

    Graham
     
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    That seller is in Germany so may be cheaper to buy from UK seller but worth contacting any that you are interested in to see if they will do a better price for a full set compared to the individual price or if they have them cheaper on their own website (ideally still buy using Paypal for buyer protection) as eBay high selling fees force sellers to charge more.
     
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