Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gloucester UK Cabo de Gata Spain
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
On our Ducato panel van conversion the spare wheel is under the rear end and from new I have dropped ours down and checked twice a year that everything works Ok .
I also cover the spare wheel with a 4x4 plastic type wheel cover ( if you consider doing this on yours, remember to put a few breather hole’s in the centre ) .
Last year on our trip to Spain I had a blow out on a brand new Continental camping tyre (4 days from new and 1100 miles ) at 07.30 hrs on the A23 autovia .
I sorted out the tyre problem with Halfords who refunded my money,
Due to an incompetent tyre fitter.
But my main point of this post is I did not have any problems removing the tyre from the rear cradle but was glad I had my 3 ton bottle jack and 3/4 drive ratach with 2 foot bar with me ,as the tools supplied by Fiat would not have undone the wheel nuts. ! Just think will your tools do the job should you need them !!
Last edited by mikeT; 22-04-2018 at 13:59.