Spare tyre cradle frame

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  1. sciac2001

    sciac2001 Funster

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    My Aviano is not equipped with a spare tyre. I have purchased a slightly used spare which I would like to carry around on our travels.
    I can load it into my rear garage but in order to minimise rear axle weight would prefer to position it nearer the front axle where I have more than enough spare weight capacity. I have identified a location under the front half of the motorhome where a tyre cradle could easily be accommodated but I do not know who I can approach for the fitting... or indeed for the manufacturing.
    I assume that a steel fabricator could create one from scratch but have also heard that there are some off-the-shelf frames available although I ave not been successful if identifying any.
    As always, any guidance much appreciated.
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  2. Roryboys Dad

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    Is your Aviano on a Fiat Ducato base?

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]If it is you can buy, but not in my opinion very cheaply, a new spare wheel carrier on Ebay for around £120 inc P&P.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]To find it on Ebay - FIAT DUCATO/PEUGEOT BOXER MOTORHOME SPARE WHEEL CARRIER/HOLDER 2006-2013 [/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]You have to specify what size and type of wheels you have as it's not a one-fits-all device.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Also check there is enough room to fit it and it has ease of access when wanting to use the spare if you decide to buy one.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Getting a local fabricator to make a cradle might be a better option but again check the cost before having one made and one bought on Ebay.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]:france::france::france:[/FONT]
     
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    I had the same issue with ours, bought a peice of 12mm threaded bar from B & Q. I bent it into a U shape slipped some old garden hose over it for protection, hooked it over the framework under the van, and fastened the spare wheel to it with a couple of 12mm nuts, then locked them with a couple of 12mm nylock nuts. Cost? can't remember, but it was'nt much!:thumb:
     
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    Trevsplace - you don't by any chance have a photo of the spare tyre frame you devised?
     
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    Spare wheel

    motorhome is in storage 15 miles away at the moment, but should have it back in a week or two. I will happily post photo then.
     
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