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Message posted by johnshelly2 via mobile 30/7/2020 at 6:49am
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After a flat tyre is it ok to return home on 1 alloy wheel and 1steel wheel?   thanks John

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Message posted by birdman101 via mobile 30/7/2020 at 7:49am
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Should be no problem, that is what they are for.

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Message posted by Eddie1230/7/2020 at 9:17am
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I agree with birdman. Just be careful with the torque on the wheelnuts, as it is normally much less than that required for the alloys. Another point to remember is the fact that somesteel rims require a different set of wheel-nuts/bolts to those on alloys. Check your handbook.

Message posted by Monty1530/7/2020 at 10:06am
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Agree with previous posts, and can confirm that on my 2016 Lunar, Eddie12 is correct, the steel spare wheel has it's own different set of bolts with a different cone shape.

Check your handbook, if different, DON'T use incorrect bolts, you risk loosing a wheel in transit as they may work loose and/or damage wheel/bolts (which then also renders them unusable on refitting Alloy wheel!). On mine, the torque setting is the same as Alloy wheel, but check for yours.

Message posted by birdman101 via mobile 30/7/2020 at 7:22pm
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If it is a Swift caravan the same are used for steel and alloy but as stated lower torque for steel rim. Torque settings are usually on the plate by the door with the loading figures.

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Message posted by Eddie1230/7/2020 at 7:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by birdman101 on 30/7/2020
If it is a Swift caravan the same are used for steel and alloy



I'm not certain birdman, but if I remember correctly, the early "alloy" Swifts had different bolts for the steel rims, eventually changing to having them the same.

Edit; Taken from Swift's 2006 Handbook, quote;
PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT BOLT TYPES Conical seated wheel bolts are suitable for14 and 15 alloy and 14 steel spare wheel use only. However Spherical seated wheelbolts must be used on the 15 steel spare wheel (Challenger and Cameo single axle).Spherical seated bolts must not be used on any 14 wheel or 15 alloy wheel this is due to the machined seating on the wheel rim.MODELS AFFECTED: CAMEO SINGLEAXLES AND CHALLENGER RANGE.


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Message posted by birdman101 via mobile 31/7/2020 at 8:20am
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All our Swifts for the last 20 years have used same bolts 14" wheels and we have bought 4 new Swift. caravans

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Message posted by takisawa via mobile 31/7/2020 at 7:51pm
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We travelled home with our 2004 Challenger on a steel with the same bolts, after a blow out in Devon. The Green Flag mechanic said to just check them after 20 miles & every 100 miles until we were home. They were fine.

Message posted by johnshelly2 via mobile 31/7/2020 at 10:22pm
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Thanks all for your advice.   John.

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