Looking for advice on spare tyre storage, it’s currently just loose in the back which is very inconvenient. (still early in the build)
I have been considering storing it on the roof, my Dad recommends essentially just bolting it on drill through one of the reinforced sections, have a large bolt coming up and a piece of plywood to spread the weight and stop it damaging the roof. My dad can be a little. . . Not health and safety conscious. Would that work do you reckon? Sealed in and with a cover for the wheel. I have a Mercades Vito van (no roof bars)
It has just been pointed out to me that you do not have to have a spare anymore. This is very tempting. I have excellent breakdown cover, and would not trust the tiny jack anyway, so I may just keep it at home.
I wouldn’t be caught dead without a good jack, a tire iron, and a full sized spare tire. Mine is mounted to a receiver style hitch, and I have
one both front and back. I also carry a tire repair kit, a couple of cans of fix-a-flat, and a 12v air compressor.
Under most circumstances, I can switch on the spare much quicker than a tow truck could arrive. I hate being in a position where I need
to rely on others for help…