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T3Z-GB

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@T3Z-GB @Mr T Can one of you fine people let me know what company provided the wheel carrier? I like the fact it doesn’t cover the window. I don’t need ‘overland spec’. I can see Wheeliams UK make one but it looks (might not be) higher, and I would have to arrange powder coat, I would rather it was pre finished. Similarly the Storage rack on the right of the pictured vehicle?

I will need to find my feet but I mountainbike, snowboard and canoe and whilst there is obviously plenty of room inside for clothes, it may be shoes, helmets etc might be better outside as the ’garage/boot is smaller than my Cali beach. My canoe is inflatable and is [large]rucksack sized when deflated with split paddles. This would be an ideal way to carry it, either in a box or strapped.

Mountain bikes on a towball mounted rack then! And maybe check weight….

On my beach its bikes on the VW rack, Canoe on towball rack and of course spare wheel under.
I used T5 Upgrades, have a chat to Mat, he had them in stock and has them powder coated. He did a really good job fitting it and gave me a set of locking wheel bolts.

 
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Chainline

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I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that the roof on the GC could not take a roof rack due to the fibreglass construction. The vehicle also has the aircon so might be tricky to Work around.
 
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Jester

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Update,
Had the rear carrier fitted yesterday. Not the Gecko carrier though. I had to chase them to many times for fitting, literally had to beg then.
The same company cab fabricate a bespoke box carrier. I’ll end up with both the wheel carrier and box carrier at about the same price as just the Gecko carrier.

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Hi Terry,
I recognise that wheel!
Pleased you had it fitted and all went well looks great, I still have 3 left. Did you find a difference in wheel colour in comparison to your existing?.

Will
 
T3Z-GB

T3Z-GB

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Hi Terry,
I recognise that wheel!
Pleased you had it fitted and all went well looks great, I still have 3 left. Did you find a difference in wheel colour in comparison to your existing?.

Will
Hi Will,
Very happy with the outcome, and no noticeable colour difference. By the way met another forum member who wants one of the wheels. I mentioned that you had 3 left. But unfortunately cannot remember his name. Im sure he will get in touch.

How was the trip?
 
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Calfe600

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UK
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Motorhome
Hi Terry,
I recognise that wheel!
Pleased you had it fitted and all went well looks great, I still have 3 left. Did you find a difference in wheel colour in comparison to your existing?.

Will
Hi Will, we are the ones who bumped into Terry who was kind enough to show us his van and impressive mods, and also ‘your’ wheel, we may well copy the wheel mounting (or something similar) - where are you located if they are still for sale? We haven’t got the van yet, but soon hopefully ….

Alun

PS. Thanks Terry, for the dry informative chat. Lots of food for thought on the power front in particular.
 
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Hi Will, we are the ones who bumped into Terry who was kind enough to show us his van and impressive mods, and also ‘your’ wheel, we may well copy the wheel mounting (or something similar) - where are you located if they are still for sale? We haven’t got the van yet, but soon hopefully ….

Alun

PS. Thanks Terry, for the dry informative chat. Lots of food for thought on the power front in particular.
I am pretty sure Will @Jester is in Poole Alun.
If I get to collect my GC one day from Breeze I would be happy to play courier and get the wheel from Poole to West Oxfordshire if that helps at all?
 
T3Z-GB

T3Z-GB

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Hi Will, we are the ones who bumped into Terry who was kind enough to show us his van and impressive mods, and also ‘your’ wheel, we may well copy the wheel mounting (or something similar) - where are you located if they are still for sale? We haven’t got the van yet, but soon hopefully ….

Alun

PS. Thanks Terry, for the dry informative chat. Lots of food for thought on the power front in particular.
Hey Alun, was nice bumping onto you and your partner, it’s never dry conversation talking about campers.
 
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Calfe600

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I am pretty sure Will @Jester is in Poole Alun.
If I get to collect my GC one day from Breeze I would be happy to play courier and get the wheel from Poole to West Oxfordshire if that helps at all?
Hi Chris, thanks for that kind offer, which we may well take you up on. Once we have heard From Will we shall look at whether a run to Poole might be a nice day out, we Have spoken to Breezes about a couple of ‘jobs’ on the new van as they seem to have a really good name. We need to decide on an underslung or door mounted spare, I did like the arrangement Terry has on his van, but my wife isn’t as keen as me!
 
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Calfe600

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Hey Alun, was nice bumping onto you and your partner, it’s never dry conversation talking about campers.
Hi Terry, we enjoyed the chat and the information you kindly shared - we got wetter later, walking the dogs.

Alun
 
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Jester

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Hi Will, we are the ones who bumped into Terry who was kind enough to show us his van and impressive mods, and also ‘your’ wheel, we may well copy the wheel mounting (or something similar) - where are you located if they are still for sale? We haven’t got the van yet, but soon hopefully ….

Alun

PS. Thanks Terry, for the dry informative chat. Lots of food for thought on the power front in particular.
Hi Alun,

Good to hear from you you. And many thanks to Terry for the link. As Chris says I’m from the Poole area just 10 minuets from Breeze. Terrys Idea re the spare wheel looks great also leaves room for a LPG underslung tank If you are thinking of going that route. Happy to meet you at Breeze if you like.

Anyway if your interested just PM me. Believe somewhere I read yours could be turning up very soon. Fingers Crossed.

Oh yes I still have 3 wheels for sale, I’m due back tomorrow after 4 weeks touring Cornwall.

Will
 
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Jester

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I am pretty sure Will @Jester is in Poole Alun.
If I get to collect my GC one day from Breeze I would be happy to play courier and get the wheel from Poole to West Oxfordshire if that helps at all?
That’s very kind to offer Chris would be great to meet up som time really when you are down this way.

Will
 
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Jester

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Hi Will,
Very happy with the outcome, and no noticeable colour difference. By the way met another forum member who wants one of the wheels. I mentioned that you had 3 left. But unfortunately cannot remember his name. Im sure he will get in touch.

How was the trip?
Hi Terry very many thanks for the introduction. The trip was great although quite windy and cold at times but loved it never the less didn’t stop us cycling or most things except BBQing. Your setup looks great by the way fantastic picture.

Will
 
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Oh yes I still have 3 wheels for sale, I’m due back tomorrow after 4 weeks touring Cornwall.
Should that not be, after 3 weeks touring Cornwall I still have 4 wheels for sale :)
 
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