Steering wheel cover.

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  1. beckysharpe

    beckysharpe

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    Hi,

    We have a 1987 Renault Master camper van. The steering wheel is old and 'sticky'. I have been looking, here in France, for a cover for the 42cm. wheel but the largest covers they seem to sell here are 38cm. for standard cars.
    Does anyone know of a supplier in the UK I could order one from?

    Alternatively I was wondering about buying a new, smaller wheel which would have an integral cover. As the camper van does not have power steering, I am not sure if the handling would be affected by the smaller wheel when making sharp turns.

    Any comments, suggestions would be gratefully received.
     
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    I don't know about a wheel cover of that size but perhaps you could bind it with the non-sticky tape cyclists use on dropped handlebars.
     
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    Hi. Found this on Ebay - £8.49 free postage. Free postage for UK obviously.
    Fits large van & truck wheels, 42cms.

    :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Pic doesn't seem to have loaded :Angry:...

    It's item number 2306 2961 7852. Black.

    If you fit a smaller wheel it'll alter the gearing making the steering heavier.

    :thumb:
     
  5. beckysharpe

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    Hi Stcyr,

    Thanks we'll look up the item on e-bay.

    My husband seemed to remember putting a small sporty wheel on his minivan in his student days and it did cause problems so we wont go down that route.
     
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    Yup indeed - we had (or I should say husband Mk 1 had!) a woodrim on a Capri (the Consul Capri, not the later effort) and it took a lot of work - took months to get a steering wheel boss to fit the thing in the first place.

    There's also the tape you use to re-wrap eg tennis racquet handles - much the same stuff as the bike handlebar tape I imagine?
     
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    silly suggestion time :roflmto:

    wipe the wheel with baby wipes that tends to get sticky off them you may find it changes colour too.:thumb:
     
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    do a search at www.247.com you may get a full wheel for a few pounds
     
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    Baby wipes work at removing a lot off sh-t:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. beckysharpe

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    Thanks all for your advice. I did try every cleaner imaginable, but I think the coating on the wheel has actually degraded due to age/standing in hot sun etc. Ordered a cover from a U.K. company called 'Rockshore' as the ones on ebay were a tad on the small side....this one is 'truck' size so should fit. 'Rita' is a big girl!
     
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    Just to update, the steering wheel cover arrived and although the postage cost more than the actual cover, we are very pleased with the quality and speedy service. Fits like a glove!
     
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    http://www.rockshore.uk.com/

    Look a handy site, nice find Becky:thumb:
     
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