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  1. Mart grump

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    our new motorhome has no spare just a repair kit how good are they or has anyone gone out and got a spare i know its all about weight
     
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    I for one will never run without a spare wheel.

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    In the event of a puncture its likely the tyre will separate from the rim and cannot be inflated so the kits supplied are useless.
    A spare is the best option.
     
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    With a heavy vehicle if you run on a flat tyre for more than a few yards it usually wrecks the side walls.
    I would never run without a spare.
     
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    where would be the best place to get a spare from
     
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    Consider just buying a tyre. Let the breakdown company sort it.
     
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    I used the spare from my previous van, exactly the same! Would never consider going anywhere without one.
     
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    First thing I did was order another alloy for mine and make a bracket in the garages for it. If you fit them underneath they get filthy, you cannot keep your eyes on the pressure, the are also much more secure. There are some that just carry a tyre as most have breakdown cover. It means that the garages do not get away with selling you two tyres because they cannot get the same as your other ones.
     
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    It might get filthy behind the axle but certainly not in front.
    Fitted nearly 3 yrs ago and still looks like this
    [​IMG]
     
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    Certainly looks good. How do you release it?

    Andrew
     
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    I carry a spare tyre and wheel, combined weight is 25 kgs, just trying to decide if I should leave the jack at home as I wouldn't want to lift the van with it (n) I pay for breakdown cover so they can fit it (y)
     
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    Good point. I have always carried a spare but do I need the Jack and handle. I'd call out the breakdown services and If really stuck my Mrs can hold up the van whilst I change the wheel.....:wasntme:
     
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    I agree about letting your emergency service deal with it but I've never had an issue with the jack and mine is a heavy van. I use it for all my maintenance work
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for that Andy, so back in the van goes the jack (y)
     
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    OK, agreed. Back goes the jack, but out goes the Wife...It's one or the other in my old van! :hi:
     
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    It's just a matter of taking spacial care that the foot of the jack is directly below the jacking point and not on a skew and that the van cannot move. If it's to change a wheel I put the flat under the chassis rail while I put the spare on just to be sure it cannot hit the ground if there is a failure.

    I also have no problem cracking the wheel nuts with the supplied kit
     
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    I would need the breakdown services as my spare is on a steel wheel whereas my wheels are alloys and I believe different nuts are required, but I don't have any.
    Perhaps I should just carry the spare tyre without the steel wheel :cautious:
    Old Soldier, don't tell your wife that or it may be you who gets left behind ;)
     
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    I don't think so Norman
     
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    About what Andy, the nuts.
     
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