Spare Wheel Mounting

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by GEOFFs125, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. GEOFFs125

    GEOFFs125 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, once again I am after some advice :RollEyes:

    At present my spare wheel is mounted on a hinge down frame, (purpose built from the USA), which is secured to the four inch box section/rear bumper. However I am thinking of fitting it to the rear wall with a locally manufactured bracket and a large support plate on the inside wall ( will not be seen as it is under the bed) as I would like to fit a motorcycle rack.

    However I have some concerns about the amount of weight the rear wall will be subjected to.

    Any comments, suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. :thumb:

    Thanks in advance

    Geoff
     
  2. Dodgey

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    I wouldn't go there!

    I've seen some done like this at manufacture and a few years down the line the distortion in the rear wall is scary.

    Mounted from the bumper or chassis is really the only way to go, my opinion.

    What about underneath, any space, or combine the bike rack and tyre carrier, obviously watching wieght?
     
  3. GEOFFs125

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    Many thanks for the comment.

    The spare wheel wasmounted onder the rear between the chassis members, but was removed in order to fit the LPG tanks.

    Geoff
     
  4. dazzer

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    Had the same problem with ours. We ended up putting it on the roof (bloody heavy to get it up there mind you!!!) in the end, fortunatly it never moved in the 4 years we had the RV but at least you could chuck it down from the roof if needed :Eeek:
     

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