Caravan wheel braces

Submitted: Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 22:23
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Brought a new van in 2004 have done one lap and many smaller trips never needed to touch the tyres. Off to Parabardoo last week so got the bearings done the bloke say do 50/60 ks and just check the nuts No Worries I think do the 60ks to Northamton get the bag out nice extendable brace still in the plastic cover placed on the nuts WRONG SIZE brace it just spun on the nuts
So pays to check that the wheel brace supplied with either a new or 2rd hand van fits the wheel nuts.
I only arrived home to night so will be approaching both the dealer and manufacturer to see what they will do interesting to see after 5 years.

On the side with the rain the Pilbara has had the counrty up that way looks fanstasic lucky the low that cross the coast last week was further north otherwise I would still be there.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 23:13

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 23:13
I have a Patrol with aluminium wheels and the factory wheel brace does not fit the nuts.
Had an EL Falcon - same thing.

Better to check before you really need it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 11:51

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 11:51
Just wait a while and the left rear will come off on its own.

see the thread on "TONI"

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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 10:09

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 10:09
Caravans as with any other wheeled (road going) vehicle should have the wheel nuts checked regularly. If you've done 'one lap' and many smaller trips, I suggest that you might be lacking in the maintenance department of your van A good idea to check and repack the bearing avery 12 months or so. Whilst there, also pays to check the conditions of the brakes. Sounds as though you have been lucky up until now..
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:59

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:59
Demonstrates that you need to carry a multi sized brace in each vehicle... maybe a socket set too.
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