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Spare wheel woes 1 week 1 day ago #463707

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I need to buy a spare wheel for the Hobby caravan and as sods law determines if I don't have one I will have a puncture either on the motorway or some remote place miles from nowhere. The wheel size is nothing out of the ordinary at 5/112 ET30 / 5½Jx14

The problem I have is I've been told that if I put a steel wheel on I will need to use shorter wheel bolts therefore would like to ask other owners if they have had a similar dilemma
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Spare wheel woes 1 week 17 hours ago #463718

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Our Lunar also needs different nuts for the steel spare, so I would think they are a standard item and should be available from the supplier who sells the wheel. If not any caravan dealer should have them.
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Spare wheel woes 1 week 16 hours ago #463722

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I've managed to solve this by ordering the correct load rated wheel & tyre from Germany along with the correct bolts for £98.75 compared to the £155 I was quoted in the UK
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Spare wheel woes 1 week 5 hours ago #463740

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JT, glad you got it sorted, on our Coachman the spare is a steel, normal is Alloy. Coachman state we can use the same wheel bolts, even though, they will go deeper into the hub. :dry: must try it.
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Spare wheel woes 1 week 3 hours ago #463743

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I chose the wheel from Germany for several reasons, the main one being the rim is load rated to 900kg, other wheels I've enquired about were only 680kg and as my MTPLM is 1600kg this meant 680kg was unsuitable, the tyre is 104/102n whereas tyres on the UK ones I enquired about were 102/100n, price was very much a no brainer and when I enquired with the vendor about the bolts they said they had the correct bolts for the wheels at an extra €12.50 for all five and no extra postage
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Spare wheel woes 6 days 19 hours ago #463746

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EH52ARH wrote:
JT, glad you got it sorted, on our Coachman the spare is a steel, normal is Alloy. Coachman state we can use the same wheel bolts, even though, they will go deeper into the hub. :dry: must try it.

Do your bolts have a different torque when used on the steel spare wheel?
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Spare wheel woes 6 days 18 hours ago #463750

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JT, glad you got it sorted, on our Coachman the spare is a steel, normal is Alloy. Coachman state we can use the same wheel bolts, even though, they will go deeper into the hub. :dry: must try it.

Do your bolts have a different torque when used on the steel spare wheel?

Yes there is a difference, 65 ft lbs for steel and 96 ft lbs for alloy wheels. The bolts must be marked 10.9 for alloy wheels but can be used for steel wheels.
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Spare wheel woes 6 days 18 hours ago #463751

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EH52ARH wrote:
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JT, glad you got it sorted, on our Coachman the spare is a steel, normal is Alloy. Coachman state we can use the same wheel bolts, even though, they will go deeper into the hub. :dry: must try it.

Do your bolts have a different torque when used on the steel spare wheel?

Yes there is a difference, 65 ft lbs for steel and 96 ft lbs for alloy wheels. The bolts must be marked 10.9 for alloy wheels but can be used for steel wheels.

Same as mine.
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Spare wheel woes 6 days 17 hours ago #463755

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otherclive wrote:
EH52ARH wrote:
otherclive wrote:
EH52ARH wrote:
JT, glad you got it sorted, on our Coachman the spare is a steel, normal is Alloy. Coachman state we can use the same wheel bolts, even though, they will go deeper into the hub. :dry: must try it.

Do your bolts have a different torque when used on the steel spare wheel?

Yes there is a difference, 65 ft lbs for steel and 96 ft lbs for alloy wheels. The bolts must be marked 10.9 for alloy wheels but can be used for steel wheels.

Same as mine.

Same here. Same as my motor, which has a steel spare,
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Spare wheel woes 6 days 16 hours ago #463757

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110Nm for steel and 120Nm for alloy which equates in old money to 81 ft-lb for steel and 88.5 ft-lb for alloy
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