Spare Wheel?

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  1. RollingRog

    RollingRog Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    We have just bought a Bessacar E495 and see it has no spare wheel, it has an air compressor and the foam to re inflate a flat but what about when the tyre splits or blows out? We are thinking about having a spare fitted on it somewhere, any ideas, has anyone else done this?
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    they leave out the spare wheel for weight reasons:Doh:great idea,NOT:Sad:
    i think a spare is a must have,I know we can get recovered by the AA/RAC,but in the middle of the night,overseas,not a good situation to be in:Eeek:
    i carry both a spare wheel,and compressor and tyre string's:thumb:
     
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    Simples, your holiday is ruined.

    The good news, the chassis was probably made to take a spare so it is doable.

    Trouble is where the spare is normally is terrible to get out so see if it's possible to hang one on the back 4x4 style.
     
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    hi maybe possible to mount something from towbar or similar type fitting.
    becareful of extra weight of the spare pinches the load you can carry . but really should never be allowed to be sold without a spare (my opinion). make sure you have sensible jack wedges and tools to remove the wheel as well . have known this to be missing as well.
    also practice at home . some need two jacks or at least stands and packing for jack.
     
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    jacks

    I found that the issued jack was useless and with a laden vehicle it was impossible to life it so I bough a small bottle jack from Halford and this does the job fine Mind I have only practised getting the spare off and lifting the vehicle So far so good but I agrre have practisce before you find yourself in a situation without assistance:cry:
     
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    I found that the issued jack was useless and with a laden vehicle it was impossible to life it so I bough a small bottle jack from Halford's and this does the job fine Mind I have only practiced getting the spare off and lifting the vehicle So far so good but I agree have practice before you find yourself in a situation without assistance:cry:
     
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    What you ned is a heavy duty trye inflator...like the superb

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ring-Automotive-RAC900-Compressor-Accessories/dp/B000W08QZY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1323169595&sr=8-7[/ame]

    A spare wheel and matching tyre and somewhere to store in in/on the motorhome.

    Also never bother to to change it yourself.....If you can get a man to do it for you.........this is where folks like the AA or RAC come in handy.

    jacks suppled are sometimes useless......Lidl do have a 6 ton bottle jack in now and again.......so if you are somewhere remote and in a safe position you can do it yourself.
    ...but thats a different subject.
    Changing a wheel on a heavy motorhome is a bit more of a challenge than changing a wheel on a car.

    barry:Smile:
     
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    also remember when practising you possibly will be jacking from a pumped uptyre . in emergancy the tyre will be flat. you will need atleast 3-4ins more jacking to allow the fitting of blown up spare.
    sometimes it pays to actually drive the flat tyre onto your spare and jack from there . using good solid wooden blocks and spreaders . be carefull if jacking on soft ground . always try to put something under the vehicle to stop it falling right on the ground or you. many are injured doing a simple thing like changing a wheel.
     

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