Wheels on camper

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:55
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I have a standard cub camper to which i want to change to off road.
The wheel size on the camper is 13inch and am wanting to change the to 15inch.
Does anyone know if there are any restrictions or cirtifacations in NSW.

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Reply By: IronMan - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 17:49

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 17:49
I also own a Cub, mine is a 1992 Supamatic Off Road fitted with Range Rover wheels from the factory. Original owner had a Range Rover, funny that. The huge height difference from your standard 14" Holden wheels and the huge Range Rover 16" tyres meant that the frame on top of the camper (which flips up and becomes the floor) is custom fabricated and massive!

When you change to 15" wheels and tyres, do you have enough adjustment/lift in this frame to cover the extra height?
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 18:02

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 18:02
Thanks for your reply
On my cub it has drop down legs in each corner of the hard floor which will not be hard to extend.
I have been serching the RTA web site to try and find some info but no luck yet.
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Reply By: disco driver - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 18:26

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 18:26
Hi Dean,
One of the problems encountered when larger rims/wheels are fitted is mudguard/wheel clearance. This is not usually much of a problem when the camper is stationary or on good blacktop, but offroad you may find the top of the wheel hits the mudguard on bumps rather than the bumpstop as it's designed to.

You may get away with it, but it may be worth putting the axle underneath the springs to get a bit more clearance . Your axle will still be the bit that hits the ground first in a rut but the camper body is that much higher.

In regard to the rules and regs governing these alterations, IMHO as long as it's not too way out, no one will notice and you would be dead unlucky to get picked up on them.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 19:09

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 19:09
Thanks Disco

Thanks.

The camper is already underslung and have tested with 15" wheels and there is plenty of room.I am also going to put in bump stops just in case.
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Reply By: Mudguard - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 19:12

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 19:12
G,Day dean r2, you will have to look at the axle,springs, anchour points ,bigger wheels =bigger hubs corrigations are the killer you'll bend a standard axle in no time look at the weld sections of the Aframe to chassis will they cope?
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 19:43

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 19:43
Hi mudguard

The Aframe at the moment is all 1 piece from the back of the camper to the tow ball and is only 50/50 3mm tube, i am getting the Aframe extended around 400-500mm and having 50/75 or 50/100 welded for strength along the bottom of the entire length of the camper. Is a bit hard to put in word exactly how im doing it but shbe all good and strong when im finished.
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