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I dont know if you new bailey pageant and senator owners are aware your spare can easily be removed without you knowing. I have had it pointed out to me by another owner and fitted a lock and chain imediatley

 

All that stops the carrier being removed is a pin and a screw of bush and that is it.

 

Maybe you laugh at the thought of someone pinching yours. Yes well its ok till you get a puncture and reach down for your spare and its not there.

 

Secure it or lose it. :rolleyes:

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I just wonder if the other end of the carrier is just as insecure because its only held in plave by a couple of Cotter pins!!!!

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

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I dont know if you new bailey pageant and senator owners are aware your spare can easily be removed without you knowing. I have had it pointed out to me by another owner and fitted a lock and chain imediatley

 

All that stops the carrier being removed is a pin and a screw of bush and that is it.

 

Maybe you laugh at the thought of someone pinching yours. Yes well its ok till you get a puncture and reach down for your spare and its not there.

 

Secure it or lose it. :rolleyes:

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This would generally apply to all ALKO chassis' spare wheel carriers. :angry:

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This would generally apply to all ALKO chassis' spare wheel carriers. :angry:

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I dont know but mine is safe as houses with a chain and lock around the face plate and chassi leg itself. Of course I would be foolish to think that it's totaly fool proof but what is nowadays. . :unsure:

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I dont know but mine is safe as houses with a chain and lock around the face plate and chassi leg itself.   Of course I would be foolish to think that it's totaly fool proof but what is nowadays. . :unsure:

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Don't forget the face plate is only bolted to the tubular structure of the spare wheel carrier. I plan on drilling the tubular sections such that when secured to the chassis, the holes I drilled are inboard of the chassis rails. I will then pass a metal rod (with a washer welded at one end and a hole at the other for a padlock) through from one end, through both tubes and secure with a padlock that way even if the plastic thumb nut is removed the carrier cannot be pulled away from the chassis.

 

For the time being I have removed my spare wheel whilst the van is in storage at the local Cassoa site.

 

I have not seen the Al-ko spare wheel carrier lock but I can only assume it is a padlock that fits in place of the thumb nut and pin? If so this will be a very weak padlock.

 

Simon.

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