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Alloy Wheels



 
 
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Old May 14th 05, 01:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
GrahamW
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I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?

TIA Graham


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Old May 14th 05, 02:23 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DaveK
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"GrahamW" wrote in message
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I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?

Some bolts fit both. The flange is different on others. Best to take an ally
and the steel wheel to a tyre specialist and ask them.
DaveK.


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Old May 14th 05, 02:23 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DaveK
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Default Alloy Wheels


"GrahamW" wrote in message
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I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?

Some bolts fit both. The flange is different on others. Best to take an ally
and the steel wheel to a tyre specialist and ask them.
DaveK.


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Old May 14th 05, 03:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
bill lord
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Default Alloy Wheels

On Sat, 14 May 2005 13:31:11 GMT, "GrahamW" wrote:

I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?


Yes, My van has similar wheels and it came with a set of bolts to be
carried in the van just in case the spare wheel ever has to be used.


(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier
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Old May 14th 05, 03:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
bill lord
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Default Alloy Wheels

On Sat, 14 May 2005 13:31:11 GMT, "GrahamW" wrote:

I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?


Yes, My van has similar wheels and it came with a set of bolts to be
carried in the van just in case the spare wheel ever has to be used.


(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier
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Old May 15th 05, 02:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
GrahamW
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Default Alloy Wheels


"bill lord" wrote in message
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On Sat, 14 May 2005 13:31:11 GMT, "GrahamW" wrote:

I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?


Yes, My van has similar wheels and it came with a set of bolts to be
carried in the van just in case the spare wheel ever has to be used.


(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier


Thanks for the advice. It confirms what I expected.
I'll see if I can pick some up from my local caravan dealers.
Better safe than upside-down.

Graham


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Old May 15th 05, 02:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
GrahamW
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Default Alloy Wheels


"bill lord" wrote in message
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On Sat, 14 May 2005 13:31:11 GMT, "GrahamW" wrote:

I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?


Yes, My van has similar wheels and it came with a set of bolts to be
carried in the van just in case the spare wheel ever has to be used.


(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier


Thanks for the advice. It confirms what I expected.
I'll see if I can pick some up from my local caravan dealers.
Better safe than upside-down.

Graham


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Old May 15th 05, 07:30 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Default Alloy Wheels


"bill lord" wrote in message
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On Sat, 14 May 2005 13:31:11 GMT, "GrahamW" wrote:

I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?


Yes, My van has similar wheels and it came with a set of bolts to be
carried in the van just in case the spare wheel ever has to be used.


(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier


That's interesting, mine is 2004 Swift with Alloys but it never came with
any spare bolts for the steel spare, should it have??


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Old May 15th 05, 07:30 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Default Alloy Wheels


"bill lord" wrote in message
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On Sat, 14 May 2005 13:31:11 GMT, "GrahamW" wrote:

I've just bought a new ( to me) caravan with alloy wheels.
The spare wheel is a steel one.
As I understand it, the alloy wheels have wheel bolts specifically for the
alloy wheels.
Do I need to carry a set of wheel bolts suitable for the spare steel wheel
in case I have a puncture?


Yes, My van has similar wheels and it came with a set of bolts to be
carried in the van just in case the spare wheel ever has to be used.


(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier


That's interesting, mine is 2004 Swift with Alloys but it never came with
any spare bolts for the steel spare, should it have??


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Old May 15th 05, 08:16 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Alloy Wheels


"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
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That's interesting, mine is 2004 Swift with Alloys but it never came with
any spare bolts for the steel spare, should it have??



I'm on my 3rd. car with alloy wheels and none have different bolts for the
steel spare wheel.

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David

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