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New to us Adria Twin SP. Alloy Wheels ?

We are about to pull the trigger on our first big camper having had years of VW's.We are hoping to buy a 2016 Adria Twin SP.

Its not got many / any options, so a number of things to fit like a rear view camera, up-rated double Din stereo & nav', roof racking , additional battery, solar charging and a TV.

We also want a set of alloy wheels and hope someone here can answer Maxi or Light chassis and what the bolt PCD will be and the original wheel diameter ?

We'd like to use the existing tyres ...for reasons of economy..

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the light chassis will have !5" wheels the heavy or maxi will have 16" wheels

15" will be 215/15 tyres and the 16" will be 225/16" and normally will be over 3.5t

not sure about the bolt pattern but the wheel supplier should know that


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It just occurs to me but if it's not just what you want then why buy it?

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It sounds like the van is OK for them, they are just want to add a few options. We have all modified our vehicles in some way to improve them or personalise them, haven't we?

A MH, like anything else, is a compromise that we partially adapt to, and partially adapt to suit us.
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It sounds like the van is OK for them, they are just want to add a few options. We have all modified our vehicles in some way to improve them or personalise them, haven't we?

A MH, like anything else, is a compromise that we partially adapt to, and partially adapt to suit us.
Agree completely with Geoff's comment, but just be aware that everything you add eats into the available payload of your vehicle.

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I felt changing wheels will open up an expensive can of worms.

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It strikes me that wheels and tyres are a bit of a conundrum.

I don't know how the weights of steel and alloy wheels compare but the fitted wheels are part of the unsprung weight of the vehicle. (Apart from the stored on board spare, of course).

So the fitted wheels are part of the overall weight of the MH as measured on a weighbridge, yet they don't actually form part of loading on the axles!

Theoretically, if you reduce the weight of the wheels by a few kilos, you can add that to your potential payload?

Or am I barking up the wrong tree?

Oh perlease, I know I'm barking, there's no need for that.
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I was thinking more of the cost of complying trying to use the original tyres. I can't see it being easy or cheap.
Why not some alloy looking hub caps?

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I'm sure I saw on here yonks ago that Ally wasn't that much lighter than steel as it had to be much thicker.
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You may well be right, Kev, where MHs are concerned.

I just remembered that years ago it used to be said that alloy wheels reduced the unsprung weight of cars and therefore had handling advantages.

My post above was merely a musing on the theoretical rather than the practical.

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