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Old 01-10-2011   #1
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Spare wheel & spare wheel carrier for 2011 Ducato 15"

I have just got a shiny new Autotrail Excel with only a tube of Goo for spare wheel!

There is bags of space under the garage at the back but no facilities for a spare wheel to be hung off the chassis.

What I want is an underslung spare weel carrier and a spare wheel. Surely not an insourmountable problem?

I have already got a good tyre (215/70R15C) and now need a wheel. I have just found out that there seems to be a change in 2006 on Ducato, Boxer and Relays which has complicated the issue!

1. Does anyone know if there is actually any difference between the old pre 2006 and the new, and if so what it is please?

2. Do you think it possible to get a 2nd hand steel wheel?

3. Any one got any ideas as to a spare wheel carrier too please?
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Re: Spare wheel & spare wheel carrier for 2011 Ducato 15"

have you fully loaded your new toy and taken it to the weighbridge to check the total and axle weights ?

you may get a nasty shock and discover that the extra weight of a spare wheel and carrier is just too much ; because of the number of overloaded motorhomes the authorities are getting tough all across europe

in any case would you really want to be changing a wheel at the side of the road ...having done this ...never again ...I shall call out the breakdown service or pump some goo to get me to a place of safety

carrying a tyre only might be a good idea , then you are certain to have a tyre to fit if needed
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Re: Spare wheel & spare wheel carrier for 2011 Ducato 15"

some times the hole is just too big for goo
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Re: Spare wheel & spare wheel carrier for 2011 Ducato 15"

The tyre sounds like a very good idea, but it would still be nice to hang it under the floor rather than fill up a fairly small garage with it? My thinking is that a new tyre supplied by a foreign breakdown service would probably cost an arm and a leg. Only problem with that is how to fix it??????????
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Re: Spare wheel & spare wheel carrier for 2011 Ducato 15"

if you have to source a tyre overseas you will probably find it just as cheap as in the uk

but the problem is that you will have to pay whatever the breakdown service asks and , just like in the uk , you will get ripped off ...IF they have one in stock ; of course , I am looking at the worst case scenario ie , your tyre is not repairable

in view of the much lower weight of a bare tyre , very easy to get a frame welded up and fit it yourself

but , like I said , the first thing you absolutely need to know is your weights !!!
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