Tyres protrude past camper trailer guards

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 16:20
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I have put new rims and tyres on my camper and they stick out about 15mm past the guard. Ive done some research and it seems I can have that as long as I put a maximum of 50mm flare kit on the guard.

Am I able to use 3mm rubber for this or does it have to be solid, ive seen it done before and I intend on advising my insurance Co and get it in writing.

I need to take it to vic roads soon and am not sure what the requirement is.

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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 16:48

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 16:48
I know Clark Rubber sells a rubber flare moulding. I guess the other thing you need to look at is have you exceeded the maximum tyre size allowed for your vehicle. (Camper Trailer). The tyre placard will give you the original tyre specs.

Basically no more than 15mm wider than the widest tyre specified on the placard.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 18:21

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 18:21
I have the Clark Rubber flare moulding on the Troopy. Good stuff and reasonably inexpensive. Sold by length. Good mob, Clark Rubber.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ned - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 22:36

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 22:36
Thanks Notso.

My tyres are 18.2mm wider than the placard. Ive just done a suspension upgrade so not sure if this helps.i need to up the ATM and change the placard. Can you help with any specs that are required to increase it if possible. Ive raised the hangers with a chassis extention and put alko 7 leaf off road. The axle is the weakest point at 1450kg rating if that helps. Im new to this stuff and didnt consider the rim size in the equation. Just trying to match my patrol so i can mix and match.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 22:58

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 22:58
The usual process for getting these things upgraded is to take it to an engineer and get it certified. VicRoads will have a list of people deemed qualified to certify any mods. You'd be best to find one of these Certifiers and have a chat to them about what they need from you to support their assessment.
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Reply By: carl h2 - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 16:51

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 16:51
HI ned you will be fine in Victoria my cub brumby has rubber flared guards from the factory. Any good 4x4 shop will have it its made by bushranger carl
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 19:17

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 19:17
G`day Ned,

Have you looked at the distance the tyre is away from the body if the camper on the inside?
It may be easier or cheaper to get rims with a different offset to solve the problem.

Scrubby.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ned - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 21:29

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 21:29
Thanks Allan, Carl, Ill suss them out.

Scrubby.

Is there a minimum the tyre has to be from anything protruding from inner regards to inner guard,suspension, hangers etc.
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Follow Up By: carl h2 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 17:42

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 17:42
I just checked my cub brumby from the factory the wheel sticks out 70mm from the body with the rubber flare its 85mm .
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Follow Up By: Member - Ned - Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 15:23

Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 15:23
Dont think Ill be having a prob then, I nearly bought a Brumby last year, Me mates old man came up to the Cape years back, it copped a floggin (not his doing) but it held up realy well considering.

I Got the Pioneer for a good price though.

Ive just spent the last few days going over the VSB1 and ADRs, and had a chat with a good engineer. Seems to be looking good so far, just a few things to follow up on and I recon the extremes that Im going to will all be covered.

thanks for the feedback Carl, appreciated
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Reply By: nickb - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 00:03

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 00:03
Guys I used to 4x4 with put big offset wheels on the 4x4s. To cover them up they just used some Bunnings garden edging and tek screwed it to the wheel arches!!!! Cheap, quite reliable and when they did break they just stopped by the next Bunnings....
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