Mounting a second spare - GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:28
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Hi all,

I am planning on crossing the Simpson later this year and looking at ideas/suggestions on where to mount the 2nd spare. I already have Thule Roof Bars and a Thule Roof box, so I can only use the roof to mount the second spare if I use an extra set of roof bars.

Ideally what I'd like is a spare wheel carrier (swing away version) that can be fitted to the towbar hitch. Any one know if such a product is available or even feasable ?

Thanks in advance
Phil P
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Reply By: John - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:33

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:33
Have a look at kaymar.com.au
All you need in wheel carriers.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:09

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:09
yea if your rich look at Kaymar, they are about $1800-2200...

You could have one made up to fit your tow hitch if you know anyone good with shiat like that...

You could carry just a tire, and tire plyers, and tie that to the outside of the other spare on the door...
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:18

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:18
I opted for a dual Opposite Lock heavy duty jobbie. All up it was about $1,700- (excluding fitting; I did it with a mate's help).
The beauty of it is that it takes a great weight off the back door too and has built in high lift jacking lug holes.
I priced the Kaymar one at the same time (2001) and it was about $2,800- for the same thing.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:49

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 09:49
Phil, why don't you go and see a steel fabricator, ie; those who manufacturer tow bars, hitches etc, i have found them to be the best alternative to paying full shop retail, they will listen and advise you the best way to go with what you are trying to do, they at least will make a product to suit what you need.i like terra firma, the more firma the less terra, regards, Adrian.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 20:18

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 20:18
You don't NEED to carry a full extra spare. A lot of expense and extra weight factor. Just carry a spare casing and this can be mounted on the roof rack or on your existing rear wheel carrier or as someone has said get a steel fabricator to make up a casing carrier. Could also carry a casing on the front of the vehicle if required.

Cheers,
Willem
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Reply By: Phil P - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 20:26

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 20:26
After being quoted $190 for a second hand steel rim to suit the Patrol, I think the tyre plyers option & second tyre is looking ok !

Thanks
Phil P
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve & Paula - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 23:37

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 23:37
Phil,

$190 for a steel rim is way over the top. I purchased 3 brand new rims in the box for less than $100.00 each about a year ago. Shop around!

SteveIt's the journey not the destination that counts!
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 22:04

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 22:04
Phil.
The trip across the simson is 99% sand, the chances of getting a non repiarable puncture are low. The secret of a good simson crossing is to travel with as little gear as posible. Eric.
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