Does anyone know what this may be for (on my camper trailer)

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 17:46
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Recently bought a preloved camper trailer. Have no idea what these parts are for, the manufacturers of the trailer said they didn't put them on so they must have added them in, I'd love to know what they are for :)


Basically the two smaller bars wither side of the spare wheel bar :)
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 17:52

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 17:52
Could be a removable stone deflector mesh, frame dropped in there? Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:56

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:56
Kanga, tend to agree given I can't think of any better use for those... maybe something along the lines of this.....

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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 20:10

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 20:10
Wouldn't the tool box be in the way?
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 10:06

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 10:06
Not necessarily ...... depends on the shape of the stone guard - they come in all shapes & sizes... the one in my photo was custom made for that trailer.
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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:42

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:42
Thanks, I'll look into it :) I was planning on getting one
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Reply By: GerryG - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 17:55

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 17:55
Looks like a spare wheel or second spare wheel carrier. The bolt on the centre post might go thru one of the wheel nut holes and the flat bit on top of it might locate the wheel centre. The whole tyre would then sit on the "A" frame.
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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:02

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:02
spare goes on the middle pole with that bolt.. but I don't know what the two smaller poles are for?
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:08

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:08
It looks like they are there so the tyre has something to bear against when it is clamped down.

3 points to clamp against will give a lot less movement than 1 or 2.
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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:40

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:40
I thought that could be a possibility too but they are behind where the wheel sits anyway
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 07:53

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 07:53
Thats an easy one, its a wigwam for a goose's bridle.
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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:12

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:12
My guess would be some sort of stone deflector set-up incorporating shade cloth or similar.

Just looking at the pic......I hope the weight of the spare tyre will be borne by the A frame. If there is ANY weight being carried by that main upright, I would be adding a gusset between the upright and the cross member. As it stands now, there would be substantial stress on that weld if there is weight on the joint.

Just an observation..... not a criticism.

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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:43

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 18:43
Hi, not really following you or sure what a gusset is? I'm not very technical with these things. We recently had a brand new trailer from some well known manufacturers and personally I think the spare on this looks more supported and secure There is three supports two from the A frame and one that runs a fair bit under the trailer
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 19:13

Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 20:09

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 20:09
Thanks I understand that now :)
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Follow Up By: Derek Jones - Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 20:11

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 at 20:11
Spare tyre + bike rake holder?
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 09:53

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 09:53
When u have your camper set up does it have a window opening looking out over the tool box ? If so could these 2 uprights be for shortish poles to be inserted to hold open the canvas window flap ?
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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:45

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:45
ahh that's thinking out of the box ;) yes there's a window there. Will have to check it out when we open it up next :)
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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:14

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:14
Bracket for holding a dog kennel ??????

Really, without asking the previous owner, it could be for anything and we are all only guessing ?

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Follow Up By: Ash H1 - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:44

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 11:44
I contacted his son and he said he wasn't sure that it may have been something to do with putting a tinny/kayak on top.

To be honest I didn't think there would be so many different things available so thought it would be pretty simple answer but clearly I was wrong.. we may never know ahha
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Follow Up By: landseka - Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 20:13

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 20:13
I was going to suggest a rack of some sort to hold a tinny, there would have to be something similar at the back though for that.

So far a stone deflector looks likely.
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