Designer spare wheels?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by rangitira, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,709
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +18,189
    After my trouble with my Tyres (another thread) I decided to check the spare.
    What a kuffle! I kid you not!
    First of all I had to squeeze under the towbar, (not exactly slimmer of the year!) then the waste water tank, only to find some dingbat had placed the tyre in the carrier with the valve to the front and at the top!:Angry:
    So! decided to lower the carrier and turn the spare, easy peezee? The Fella that designed that set up deserves to have a rubber ring placed around his family jewels!:Angry:
    After emptying the locker above, to get to the release nuts, then finding one under the heating ducting, then having to put up with the utterly useless extension, AAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
    End result? decided to remove spare entirely from underneath, after visulising having to do it on the M5, during a thunderstorm, and place it in the locker. (Yes! we are with Green Flag, but humanity to man etc!)
    With the powers to be releasing mental hospital patients early, I guess one of them has found a job designing areas to carry spare tyres under M/Hs:Angry:
     
  2. aba

    aba Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,791
    Location:
    yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,112
    you are one of the lucky ones.
    when we bought our motorhome i asked what about a spare wheel the reply was you don't get one but in that bag are the wheel bolts for a spare wheel if you get one and theres a compressor with a can of repair stuff in that locker.

    needless to say i got hold of a wheel from the scrapyard ok so its not the same size tyre as whats on the van but neither are those space saver piles of cr@p you get in cars.
     
  3. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,965
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ratings:
    +9,895


    Whilst your logic is 100%:thumb:
    The laws isn't
    The space saver is designed for that very purpose and is exceptable by plod
    Your odd size tyre puts you the wrong side of the law and Insurance Co, if put to use:Doh:
    Geo
     
  4. Gooney

    Gooney Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,808
    Location:
    Flintshire
    Ratings:
    +9,656

    Look on the bright side, spare should be pretty safe from tealeafs:thumb:
     
  5. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,965
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ratings:
    +9,895
    Nah!! they'd take that while cutting your Cat off:Doh:
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,451
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    Ratings:
    +6,071
    I would cut somat else off the scroats if I could catch them, lost 30 in the last three months.

    We take them off the vans before they go on display now.

    Peter
     
Loading...

Share This Page