Universal Spare Wheel Mounted Cargo Carrier
Universal Spare Wheel Mounted Cargo Carrier
Why use a Wheeliams Wheel Mounted Cargo Carrier?
Wheeliams Wheel Mounted Cargo Carriers are popular with van and expedition vehicle users who are looking for versatile additional cargo storage space that combines rugged style with low weight and great features.
The key benefits of our Wheel Mounted Cargo Carriers are:
- Great load area of 660mm x 360mm
- Robust flanges on all four sides provide secure restraint for cargo
- Low unit weight of 4.6Kg (without straps) means that more capacity is available for cargo.
- A range of hole patterns offer completely flexible strapping and bolting positions.
- Can be disassembled for flat-pack storage if needed.
- Fits most tyre diameters, widths and profiles thanks to fully adjustable, four position levelling screws.
- No permanent fixings to your vehicle or bodywork.
- Just a really useful place to carry more cargo!
- Supplied powder coated black
Wheel Mounted Cargo Carrier Details
All Wheel Mounted Cargo Carriers are hand built and are available on a lead time of 10 working days. Construction is very robust, utilising TIG welded 3mm aluminium plate fabricated by our skilled personnel.
The Wheel Mounted Cargo Carriers are extremely versatile and will fit most rear mounted spare wheels.
Wheel Mounted Cargo Carriers are supplied as a kit in black powder coat finish for the purchaser to assemble.
- Typical Main Dimensions:
- Overall width: 715mm
- Overall height: 193mm
- Overall depth: 406mm
- Load area between side flanges: 663mm X 360mm
- Top load area: 715mm x 406mm
- Typical Weight 4.6Kg (not including straps)
- Kit includes all fixings and:
- 50mm black ratchet strap for secure main mounting to the spare tyre
- 25mm black cam lock strap for secondary security connection to vehicle wheel carrier.
Wheel Mounted Cargo Carrier Installation
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- Assemble the ends onto the centre section of the Carrier
- Place the carrier on top of the spare tyre and determine which two of the four adjusting screw positions at the base of each side piece offer the best support on your tyre profile.
- Fit four adjuster screws and lock nuts in these positions.
- Feed the black 50mm wide ratchet strap through the large openings in each side piece.
- Place the carrier over the spare wheel so that the top is horizontal across the vehicle and the 50mm strap is central on the width of the tyre.
- Adjust the levelling screws so that they touch the tyre at the front and rear of the tyre camber and the top of the carrier is horizontal front-to-back.
- Wrap the 50mm strap around the wheel and fully tighten using the ratchet. Adjust the levelling screws again if need to re-level the tray and/or to reduce any movement of the tray in relation to the tyre. Lock the levelling screws using the locknuts provided.
- Secure the loose end of the 50mm strap.
- Fit the 25mm black security strap by feeding in and out through holes in the rear of the carrier. Ensure that the strap passes through holes at both ends to provide a balanced restraint.
- Feed the 25mm strap through both sides of the vehicle wheel carrier in such a way as to restrain the carrier at both sides.
- Tighten the 25mm strap so that it is tight but not pulling on the carrier. Secure the loose end of the strap.
- The carrier is now ready to use.
- The 50mm strap provides the main fixing of the carrier to the tyre and this relies on the tyre being fully inflated and maintained in that condition.
- The 25mm strap must be fitted to restrain the carrier should the tyre unexpectedly deflate.
- For extra stability you can fit additional straps laterally through the spare wheel if required.
- Always check that both straps are secure and that the tyre is fully inflated before the vehicle is used and also check during intermediate stops.
- Always secure your cargo carefully to the carrier with appropriate straps or fixings. Never use the vehicle with unrestrained cargo in the carrier.
The carrier itself is designed to take up to 30KG however, this load capacity is dependent on the mounting method of your spare wheel. Given the huge variety in cargo mounting options - you are responsible for ensuring your cargo is strapped safely to the carrier, and the carrier is attached safely to the wheel/vehicle.