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rear spare wheel carrier - help a newbe out
04-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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rear spare wheel carrier - help a newbe out
My 1989 stock 2.1 Caravelle syncro and I have just joined the forum. I have owned Biskutt for about 4 years and understand that this is going to be a long term relationship. I have made modifications to the suspension to improve load capacity and ride height with 15" wheels being a recent addition. The next logical requirement is a rear mounted spare wheel carrier, however I'm not sure as to which is the better side (left / right) to mount it.

Biskutt's main purpose is to get me to remote trout fishing venues in Lesotho and the NE Cape - and safely home again - and has served this purpose well to date. A 45 lt long range fuel tank is mounted on the right hand body underside, adjacent to the standard bus fitter cap.

Help a newbe out. I need input on which is the better / practical side of the rear to mount the spare carrier.
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04-19-2012, 06:22 PM
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Re: rear spare wheel carrier - help a newbe out
I have mine on the RHS (drivers side), my logic being that when standing camping etc with the sliding door open, the walk to the tail gate is direct and you dont need to go around the open spare carrier.

However when fiddling with the engine and going back to the drivers door to start or switch off it gets in the way big time, and as I have spent the last 3 years fiddling in my engine bay, I really want a quick release spare wheel carrier that i can throw away into the veld easily :lol:

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04-19-2012, 06:27 PM
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Re: rear spare wheel carrier - help a newbe out
Hi Hugh

welcome to syncro SA

come and see me, i may have an option for you.

stuart

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04-19-2012, 07:19 PM
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Hi
Right should be right!
Mine is on the right and does not bother.

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04-19-2012, 07:33 PM
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Thanks all for the welcome and advice.
Was going right for those very reasons but then have to consider load weight all on the right side - me (usually alone), 45 lt in long range tank and wheel - or shouldn't I worry about that? Like the throw away option too!!
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04-19-2012, 10:12 PM
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rear spare wheel carrier - help a newbe out
Left is right for left side driving. Away from traffic. But right isn't wrong.

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04-19-2012, 10:31 PM
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Put it on the left, right ;-)


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04-20-2012, 07:17 AM
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Left hand side makes sence. Will be out of the way if you want to open it next to the road.

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05-12-2012, 05:43 PM
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Hi Biskutt,skud skud jou biskutt :lol: (sorry, I couldn't resist).
Right, I'll say left is right for you, unless you put it right and move the tank left, or left the tank empty on the right then right would be right as well ja. Tongue

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05-12-2012, 06:05 PM
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How confusing! Does everybody know their left from their right? If he follows the instructions properly - all that is left is to be right! Right?
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