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04-03-2021 22:24
Ingo Sundowner
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Originally Posted by eurajohn View Post
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
04-03-2021 22:22
Ingo Sundowner
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Originally Posted by Pat-H View Post
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
04-03-2021 15:25
jiwawa
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Originally Posted by bc109 View Post
Our Hymer came with the spare wheel attached to the rear wall of the garage. But the wheel also rested on the garage floor.

Bill
+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.
03-03-2021 16:53
eurajohn 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.


.
03-03-2021 15:35
bc109 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.

Bill
03-03-2021 15:35
Pat-H
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Originally Posted by Ingo Sundowner View Post
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.
03-03-2021 14:52
Ingo Sundowner
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Originally Posted by Pat-H View Post
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.
03-03-2021 14:48
Pat-H
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Originally Posted by raynipper View Post
Ever tried to get a van wheel and tyre up to the roof Pat.? You need two strong people or a crane.

Ray.
Lay the van on its side. Then its easy. Mind it takes an age to put all the stuff back in its place inside....
03-03-2021 14:45
raynipper Ever tried to get a van wheel and tyre up to the roof Pat.? You need two strong people or a crane.

Ray.
03-03-2021 14:40
Pat-H 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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