Alko 4500kg chassis on 2018 carthago (1 Viewer)

Lanerboy

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Does anyone know if it's possible to buy / Fit a spare wheel carrier on the underside of the alko chassis anywhere.

One of the ones you wind down on a rope would be the best bet for me but are there any type of options out there

I do not want to keep a bulky wheel in my garage I would like it out the way

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Does anyone know if it's possible to buy / Fit a spare wheel carrier on the underside of the alko chassis anywhere.

One of the ones you wind down on a rope would be the best bet for me but are there any type of options out there

I do not want to keep a bulky wheel in my garage I would like it out the way

LB

On ours ( same chassis I believe) I just keep a part-worn tyre strapped under the garage floor with £shop ratchet straps.

My logic being that I could easily shred a tyre but I'm ( hopefully) unlikely to need a rim and complete assembly would be too heavy and require brackets etc. You can normally find someone to put a tyre on its waiting for it to arrive thats inconvenient.

Reminds me its been under there for 5 years now so should probably get it out and replace it.

Jon
 

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@Techno Andy took a standard van spare tyre bracket and fitted it to an alko chassis using some aluminium
 

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Does anyone know if it's possible to buy / Fit a spare wheel carrier on the underside of the alko chassis anywhere.

One of the ones you wind down on a rope would be the best bet for me but are there any type of options out there

I do not want to keep a bulky wheel in my garage I would like it out the way

LB

Problem with the alko chassis is that it is so low to the ground, when normal, that after a flat you've got to get it high enough to be able to get under to get at the spare. Ok if you have jacks but otherwise a dodgy experience .

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The rear of the van and the garage floor is pretty low.
If you reverse over a kerb, something we do quite often when parking, you will almost certainly ground the tyre.
The grey waste outlet is also quite low (a tyre would be lower I reckon) and that has hit the deck somewhere and damaged the bracket holding it.
We have a spare wheel standing against the front garage wall where it also acts as a soft support to strap the bike to.

Richard.
 

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The key is to mount between the chassis members and as close to the axle as possible. When raised the wheel sits in the void and only minimally projects below the axle. Only time I experienced a problem was a waste point set high and central in disposal area, care needed not to bottom out, individual speed bumps could give similar problem. Re removing with puncture, operating unit is mounted on side of van, and a length of rope pulls wheel clear without going under van. Units are available on e bay from companies converting vans to ambulances.
Jim
 
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The chassis on our Carthago didn’t have the correct cut outs to take the Alko spare wheel carrier. So I carried a spare wheel in the garage.
If weight is an issue you could just carry a tyre
 

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