Spare wheel carrier

English Springer

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Hi, I've just joined the Funsters and look forward to a long association. I have a '07 Ducato based Lunar H601 and I'm sure this question has been asked before. It never had a spare wheel so I bought one last year and would like to fit a carrier to the chassis to get it out of the small locker. I have found several on the web but can anyone recommend a suitable option?
 
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Thanks Moodybrook. Some good ideas on the thread but unfortunately I can't access the roof and a bike carrier prevents a spare going on the back. I was looking an al-ko carrier but read somewhere that it doesn't fit a Ducato chassis. Don't know if it's true or not but will check.
 

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Thanks Moodybrook. Some good ideas on the thread but unfortunately I can't access the roof and a bike carrier prevents a spare going on the back. I was looking an al-ko carrier but read somewhere that it doesn't fit a Ducato chassis. Don't know if it's true or not but will check.
There you go see the above post and link from Andy "Techno100" solves all your problems, Your subs back after your first post for help !!
I knew I had seen something about it. Big thanks to Andy, I'm about to do air suspension and Andy has a great photo DIY thread on that subject too. (y) :)
 

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Yep, Mines not on an Alko either but the windy up and down bit looks the same so surely it is just about adapting your suspending beam and fixing bracket ? Providing he has room between the chassis runners ?

Using Flat metal make a basket and some bolts to fix to chassis, not windy up and that, but hopefully not needed too often. My spare, 6 year old, has never been out in the daylight since new. If I was pushed on weight I think I'd leave it at home, especially if I had recovery etc. Shit now I have tempted fate !! :(
 
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Thanks to you both but because its a Ducato chassis and I don't have the tools or workshop to make alterations and adaptions I'm sure there's a better fit out there. I've got the winter to try and find it so onwards and upwards. Many thanks again.
 
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Thanks Moodybrook. Some good ideas on the thread but unfortunately I can't access the roof and a bike carrier prevents a spare going on the back. I was looking an al-ko carrier but read somewhere that it doesn't fit a Ducato chassis. Don't know if it's true or not but will check.
Thanks to you both but because its a Ducato chassis and I don't have the tools or workshop to make alterations and adaptions I'm sure there's a better fit out there. I've got the winter to try and find it so onwards and upwards. Many thanks again.
Sorry if I'm missing something but if you have a Ducatto chassis why are you looking for an Alko carrier?
 

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Yes an Alko carrier is made for chassis that have an ALKO extension at the rear. The Alko cage drops down at the rear.
 
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As yet I haven't studied my chassis but the Alko carrier I saw on the web appeared to be a simple way to solve my problem until I read that it won't fit so I'm back to square one any seeking something that will fit my chassis.
 

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If you are struggling to carry a spare wheel, why not consider just a spare tyre? You can always call out the breakdown service and can get the fitters to fit your spare onto the rim. You may find that changing a tyre roadside on motorway, dual carriage way or in the dark better done by the professionals

At least you get the tyre brand you want, but carry much less weight

Adrian
 
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Thanks Big1 certainly one to consider although not sure if one has to crawl under to retrieve and replace the wheel or not. Any ideas?
 

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the genuine part, which just bolts on, you reach under to unwind the cable then pull the wheel to the side and unclip. no need to be under the van completely. although the side skirts on most coachbuilt vans make it an awkward job to achieve
 
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One of the tips provided by Techno was to place an old blanket or similar under the spare wheel prior to lowering it, so that it can be dragged out more easily. never had to try it but seems to be a good idea to consider
 

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Yes a curtain makes it easy.
The most I have paid for a winding mechanism (ebay)is £65 delivered. Don't be paying £130! and make sure it includes the winding handle. Also make sure it is for the correct wheel size as 15 & 16" are not the same
 
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The curtain idea is a good suggestion, thanks to you both. I'll look for a £65 version as that can make it more economical.
 
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