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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2021, 13:14 Thread Starter
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FIxing a spare tire to the garage back wall?

I'm going to buy a spare tire and hydraulic jack and want to fix it to the back wall in the garage. I don't think velcro or press studs will keep it in place. Latest thought was to use a spare tire mould out of a car? Is there anything else I can try?
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Spare tyre mould sounds a good idea Ingo.
Fixing any heavy object to a relatively flimsy wall/partition needs a firm large bit of wood spreading the load across a large area. It's amazing the strength silicone spread between two flat surfaces can give plus just a couple of screws. If you see what I mean.

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On the assumption that you are wanting to carry a spare wheel and tyre......
None too sure I would be happy fixing something that heavy against the rear wall! (Get someone to throw it to you to catch, you will then understand!)
In the event if a frontal impact it could become a very heavy missile indeed! Bolt it through the floor, or find a way to carry it underslung would be my advice.

If just a tYre then clearly nothing like as much weight.
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Spare tyre mould sounds a good idea Ingo.
Fixing any heavy object to a relatively flimsy wall/partition needs a firm large bit of wood spreading the load across a large area. It's amazing the strength silicone spread between two flat surfaces can give plus just a couple of screws. If you see what I mean.

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Thanks a lot Ray, I haven't got an area for a spare wheel under or on the van. But I don;t want to live without one. I'm going to the car mechanic and see if there are any other options even though I understand what you're saying about the silicone and wall reinforcement
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On the assumption that you are wanting to carry a spare wheel and tyre......
None too sure I would be happy fixing something that heavy against the rear wall! (Get someone to throw it to you to catch, you will then understand!)
In the event if a frontal impact it could become a very heavy missile indeed! Bolt it through the floor, or find a way to carry it underslung would be my advice.

If just a tYre then clearly nothing like as much weight.

Thanks for your reply. I know that these spare wheels are heavy and yes you're right with it becoming a missile and taking our the boiler in the garage. Will have to see if there is anything else I could do. SHame that I haven't got any spare room on either top or under the van. I guess these are the drawbacks of a 6m MH.
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Don't put heavy things on the roof of a MH it will alter the centre of gravity and make the lean worse on cornering.
I'd look at getting a metal frame made that held the wheel upright but went down and across the floor. Looking to bolt through into the chassis. Ideally the wheel wants to be as far forward as possible as you want to reduce increased weight at the back.
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Ever tried to get a van wheel and tyre up to the roof Pat.? You need two strong people or a crane.

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Ever tried to get a van wheel and tyre up to the roof Pat.? You need two strong people or a crane.

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Lay the van on its side. Then its easy. Mind it takes an age to put all the stuff back in its place inside....
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Don't put heavy things on the roof of a MH it will alter the centre of gravity and make the lean worse on cornering.
I'd look at getting a metal frame made that held the wheel upright but went down and across the floor. Looking to bolt through into the chassis. Ideally the wheel wants to be as far forward as possible as you want to reduce increased weight at the back.

Thanks for that pat. I wish my garage floor wouldn't have a step in it so I could just lie the wheel down. No doubt I'll be able to sort out something.
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Thanks for that pat. I wish my garage floor wouldn't have a step in it so I could just lie the wheel down. No doubt I'll be able to sort out something.
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.
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