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Spare Tyre Storage.

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Skinze, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Skinze

    Skinze New Member

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    Hi

    I have recently purchased my first kombi! It is a 76 poptop camper. I am building the kitchen/interior from scratch. Does anybody have any ideas where I could/should store my spare wheel other than;

    • On the roof rack;
    • In the spare tyre compartment; or,
    • Mounted on the front (nose).

    I would like to avoid having it in these spots for reasons concerning sleeping space, cosmetics and wind resistance issues.

    Cheers
    Skinze
     
  2. Saggas

    Saggas New Member

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    um..
    dont the single and dual cabs have the spare tyre mounted under the car?
     
  3. Skinze

    Skinze New Member

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    Unfortunately I don't have a Bull Bar. And yes it does come under teh 'nose/front' section.

    I have been condsidering creating cupboard space underneath or alongside the fridge...

    Still very undecided.
     
  4. Skinze

    Skinze New Member

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    I've had a peek underneath but there doesn't seem to be a good space for it. Has anybody seen / developed an apparatus where a spare is stored on the underside of a camper?

    Cheers
    Skinze
     
  5. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Think it lives inside behind seat etc. No room underneath in a Bay.

    How about rigging it up as a fifth wheel? Maybe a trailer?
    OR
    Leave it at home behind the shed?
    OR
    I like the Westy style front mounted. Looks neater than a bull bar. Have a flick thru 'Rides' from the menu strip above: Rides/List and look at our Schmetterling.
    Otherwise you will have to slide under the bed if you can find the space.
     
  6. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Your only other option is to mount it on the rear like many 4WD's. You are looking at big dollars for one. I don't know if one for a T3 will fit a bay.
     
  7. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Monty my single cab has his spare under the seats no walk through and bench type seats....mind you I'll be calling the NRMA if I need it changed....don't fancy trying to get it out of there by myself:lol:
    .........Lorraine
     
  8. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Good except when you need to check the oil or look for the 'noise'.
    Probably looks better on the front but would like to see.
     
  9. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Allan, they swing out of the way like a gate.
     
  10. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Not when your mobile I hope?
     
  11. Zombi

    Zombi Active Member

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  12. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep.Thats what I meant.
     
  13. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Mr sag man, just acquired our 77 Double Bay (not the suburb) and it is sans spare but I think it should live inside under the seat. Have asked for clarification from DC experts and will be looking.
     
  14. Alice in Kombiland

    Alice in Kombiland Well-Known Member

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    An alternative would be to use that tyre rubber filler stuff...it can patch a hole so the tyre can still be used. Haven't used it so I'm not sure how well it works. It would probably be good enough to get you to somewhere to get a new tyre.
    I can't remember what it is called...I saw it at Ray's Tent City and auto stores.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  15. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    I think its called a Band-aid
     
  16. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Alice that stuff is good for flat tyre, but dont work to well if you have a blow out. :lol:

    brian
     
  17. Skinze

    Skinze New Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions gang.

    I'm nearly finished desiging my kitchen and have found the perfect spot for my wheel to sit out of sight and out of the way!
    I am currently thinking my way through a draw system where the wheel is lifted out of the bench. A bit like a verticle cupboard...
    As you all know plans change. But if this idea comes off, I'll post some pics.

    CHEERS~!
     
  18. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Dont forget its heavy and dirty at times.
     
  19. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Will be interested to see where you're put it........I need every spare inch of cupboard space for 'necessary' items.......even my mechanic complains about the amount of stuff I carry:lol:
     
  20. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    Agree with this. My spare is under the front in the '82 but I need every bit of space inside the Kombi. I also tow a trailer when camping to get together all I use. I do a bit of prospecting, fishing and bushwalking. Before the trailer I used to store the portable toilet, esky, fridge, food container, chairs, table etc. on the floor. Now the bed stays made up and all the bits go in the trailer. Lots of luck.

    My cupboards are full with clothes, recovery gear, battery charger, second battery, tools etc. etc. I have even taken out the sink to get extra space.
     

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