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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2021, 15:35
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Our Hymer came with the spare wheel attached to the rear wall of the garage. But the wheel also rested on the garage floor. It is now attached to the same wall, but outside with two purpose built brackets and a lot of timber support on the inner wall. No probs so far, two years down the line. We have a block and tackle arrangement to handle the weight when removing it and replacing with the duff wheel. It's a one geriatric man's job to handle it.
A white spare wheel cover finishes the job off.

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Could you not fix it to the front i.e. wall nearest the habitation area, that's what I've done on a couple on my vans in the past.
Rest it on the floor but fix to wall, that way if in frontal impact accident it would be restrained.
I made a plate 150 mm x 150mm or so with a m12 stud long enough to utilise one of the wheel fixing bolt holes screwed and Sikaflex to wall.


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Our Hymer came with the spare wheel attached to the rear wall of the garage. But the wheel also rested on the garage floor.

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+1, though mine rests on a raised plinth.

Might be worth asking on HOG (FB - Hymer Owners Group) to see if anyone knows how it's fixed. Mine has never been off the wall.
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Could you send a picture? that may help.

Maybe a metal frame that fills the step so the wheel is part on the frame and part on the upper step?

You can then still store things in the gap under the wheel inside the frame.

Ooouuuuhh, love that idea !! Why didn't I think of that? Going to measure up tomorrow and then use wood and plastic to make it lighter. Thank you for that

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Could you not fix it to the front i.e. wall nearest the habitation area, that's what I've done on a couple on my vans in the past.
Rest it on the floor but fix to wall, that way if in frontal impact accident it would be restrained.
I made a plate 150 mm x 150mm or so with a m12 stud long enough to utilise one of the wheel fixing bolt holes screwed and Sikaflex to wall.


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Ham, not sure as there is no wall forward

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