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Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« on: March 07, 2024, 08:05:05 AM »
A question for the people that carry a spare wheel on a roof rack, how do you get the wheel up onto the rack and off safely ?
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2024, 08:57:26 AM »
A question for the people that carry a spare wheel on a roof rack, how do you get the wheel up onto the rack and off safely ?

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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2024, 10:48:44 AM »
Brute strength and ignorance  :laugh: :laugh:

Problem with that, no brute strength  :'( :'(
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2024, 06:06:56 PM »
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Problem with that, no brute strength  :'( :'(

Even worse in 35 degrees after fighting with a flat on a lifted car at teh end of the day.. although not as bad as doing ti in murray sunset on mates 80 which is a touch higher than yours.
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2024, 06:38:57 PM »
Getting there if half the fun

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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2024, 08:13:30 PM »
Tip the car on its side

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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2024, 11:39:11 PM »
Our work 4wds we used to roll the wheel up the bonnet and windscreen  ;D
For non-work trucks, it's probably not the best option for keeping one's vehicle in concourse condition.

Tip for when one gets home... when you pull it off the roofrack, don't drop it to the ground and let it bounce on your water meter ...... not that I'd know .....by doing it twice.........  :angel:
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2024, 06:21:16 AM »
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Tip for when one gets home... when you pull it off the roofrack, don't drop it to the ground and let it bounce on your water meter ...... not that I'd know .....by doing it twice.........  :angel:

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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2024, 08:34:42 AM »
I mounted this little winch to a bit of pine and strapped it to the second row seating in the back of my Pajero to winch a 7kw air con unit up a couple of pine rails into the back of the car.  Perhaps a similar arrangement would work for a spare onto a roof rack.  You'd need to carry a suitable length of timber to drag the wheel up.
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2024, 11:18:38 AM »
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Tip for when one gets home... when you pull it off the roofrack, don't drop it to the ground and let it bounce on your water meter ...... not that I'd know .....by doing it twice.........  :angel:
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2024, 06:31:01 AM »
Hat-trick on..... ;D ;D

Deflate it first so it doesn't bounce? Just watch out for ya feet, and maybe small children.  :laugh:

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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2024, 09:01:19 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2024, 11:21:18 AM »
Can't see much that could go wrong there
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2024, 11:24:39 AM »
I'd pay money to see Keith doing this.....

Nah. Setup a grandstand and sell tickets.... ;D ;D
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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2024, 07:38:41 PM »
carry a spare wheel on a roof rack

Hey X, you're worried about spares on an M-Ux.

How about this rig? Notice where the spare is? ;D

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Re: Roof Racks and Spare Wheels
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2024, 07:40:36 PM »
I did ask the bloke how he got the spare down, & he said there's a crane up there!
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