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    Default Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Quote Originally Posted by heyyahhey View Post
    Looking for a supplier for a spare tyre canvas cover, with storage in a bag on the back that would hold a couple bags of firewood, to the rear of the tyre.

    Happy with off the shelf if there is one, or custom. Any recommendations? Tyre is mounted on a swing out wheel carrier.
    Just be careful, we used them and they were very well made - Camp Cover jobs, very neat and well made.
    Used it for years on our Echo 4 all over and plenty bush towing - Richterveld included.

    They slide off if loaded to heavy - definitely with wood - and start to tear at the top.
    For rubbish they are ideal, we burn the rubbish and collect the solids the next morning in a tick plastic bag that goes in the Camp Cover bag.
    Never had a issue once we only packed rubbish in them.

    Plenty space in the bag, we could fit 3 bags of wood in there if you take it out of the plastic and pack carefully.
    Ours slid of twice, once completely off and second time stopped in time - saw wood bouncing in the rear view mirror on the tar.

    Apparently it is made for rubbish not wood according to the manufacturers.

    There were a number of guys making them:- Camp Cover, Tentco etc.
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    Default Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Danie S View Post
    Just be careful, we used them and they were very well made - Camp Cover jobs, very neat and well made.
    Used it for years on our Echo 4 all over and plenty bush towing - Richterveld included.

    They slide off if loaded to heavy - definitely with wood - and start to tear at the top.
    For rubbish they are ideal, we burn the rubbish and collect the solids the next morning in a tick plastic bag that goes in the Camp Cover bag.
    Never had a issue once we only packed rubbish in them.

    Plenty space in the bag, we could fit 3 bags of wood in there if you take it out of the plastic and pack carefully.
    Ours slid of twice, once completely off and second time stopped in time - saw wood bouncing in the rear view mirror on the tar.

    Apparently it is made for rubbish not wood according to the manufacturers.

    There were a number of guys making them:- Camp Cover, Tentco etc.
    +1 camp cover falls off even not with heavy load n my case , just bad terrain .

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    Default Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Remember that the swing-out brackets are designed to carry a spare wheel, OR a fuel can or similar weight-not both. The design is for the CoG of the load to be close to the bumper, not far out from it. When you put 2 bags of wood effectively another wheel width away from the spare wheel you are imposing double the weight and a bending moment onto the pin. The pin is working about 4X harder. You are also putting more weight further back relative to the rear axle, lifting the front. All this on rough roads. Rather put it on the roofrack and be mindful of its presence.

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    Default Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    This may be a better solution. It is just a platform that straps with 2 x 300kg ratchet straps to the top of your sparewheel. You can then strap or bolt anything on top. Cooler box, just a box, milk crate. jerry can holder. etc. There are a variety of holes for straps to the spare and also to whatever goes on top. See photos of the unpainted prototype driving through the passes around Rhodes currently. It weighs about 2kg.
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    Default Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Just be very wary of carrying too much weight at the rear of the vehicle because of the pendulum effect. Weight behind or on the rear spare tyres applies forces far towards the rear. The canvas tyre bags cannot carry any appreciable weight and over rough terrain begin to fall apart. Carry not much more than braai grids and rubbish, even if mounted on the bumper and not putting strain on the hinges of the rear doors.
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    Default Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Just be very wary of carrying too much weight at the rear of the vehicle because of the pendulum effect. Weight behind or on the rear spare tyres applies forces far towards the rear. The canvas tyre bags cannot carry any appreciable weight and over rough terrain begin to fall apart. Carry not much more than braai grids and rubbish, even if mounted on the bumper and not putting strain on the hinges of the rear doors.
    I agree with this. I am not positive about the spare on the rear bumper as it is. And more so on the station wagon with it's soft rear springs. But it is still better than on the roof. Any appreciable weight on the roof has a huge impact on the vehicle stability. The spare wheel (or two) and some extra will still be much safer on the rear bumper than on the roof. The sideways forces are much smaller and will not roll your vehicle as easily as the roofrack. On the bakkies the rear springs are made to carry load and very stiff. Even when overloaded they are very stable sideways. And I have not seen a bent Toyota chassis yet.
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