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Post by Peterm on Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Seldom in my life have I seen such a useless item as the spare wheel carrier on the  Nuevo ES 2006.
In a fit of spring fever today I tried to take a look to see if it would come out, and was still inflated after 12 years. The good news was that the retaining screws turned OK, but I didn’t bother to take it down. With my back I would have trouble taking it out of it’s cradle whilst lying under the van, and even less chance of getting it back again. It then struck me that there was no point in checking it because it was useless in practice. If there was a flat, firstly you couldn’t get to it, secondly, only a fool would go under a van on a Peugeot jack.
If I called the AA they would probably class it as not having a spare at all.

Has anyone any experience of using the spare, please, or has used a foam repair inflator on a Nuevo?
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Post by safariboy on Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:38 pm

We have had three punctures.  In each case the rescue organisation turned up and changed the wheel with their trolley jack, which is what you need.
(our van is a Broadway which is I assume the same as a Nuevo)
You do not need to get under the van. You let the wheel down and there is a hook in the kit to pull it out letting out more cable as you go.  There is a hose for checking the pressure from the side of the van that needs to be removed.
Whether or not you are going under the van the jack supplied is clearly unsuitable for a load that could be 1 tonne!
My understanding is that you are OK if you have a spare: but not if not.
If you use the foam you may find that no garage will repair the tyre.
Looking at the internet I am not sure that this is correct. Does anyone know?


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Post by rose49f on Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:55 pm

I got a flat in a field on my old Renault trafic. Called the AA. He came and managed to change the wheel. Must have been rusted on but they have some sort of air assisted spanners to undo the bolts.
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Post by Peterm on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:28 pm

Thanks Safariboy. I think the Nuevo must be different. There is nothing about the spare in the AS handbook, but the Peugeot handbook talks of two bolts sticking through the floor which allows the wheel cradle to drop. I can’t find these bolts, and a crude measurement puts them under the fridge and the toilet. There is no pressure test tube.
Halfords do an aerosol filler for £25. Got to be a better idea on a wet night on a country lane than waiting for a rescue. The stuff can be washed out of the tyre it says. Frankly I would rather have to renew the tyre than mess about.

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Post by bikeralw on Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:31 pm

Only once in 8 years have I had to lower the cradle and spare wheel on my van, not because of a puncture, but to rescue a petrified escaped cat that had shot into the wheel while on an aire in the South of France. Six of us including the cat's owner were under my van at one point, and only one of us escaped without being badly clawed.. 
Yes, one of the hangers was seized and had to be bent to release the hook.
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Post by safariboy on Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:18 pm

Peterm wrote:Thanks Safariboy. I think the Nuevo must be different. There is nothing about the spare in the AS handbook, but the Peugeot handbook talks of two bolts sticking through the floor which allows the wheel cradle to drop. I can’t find these bolts, and a crude measurement puts them under the fridge and the toilet. There is no pressure test tube.
Halfords do an aerosol filler for £25. Got to be a better idea on a wet night on a country lane than waiting for a rescue. The stuff can be washed out of the tyre it says. Frankly I would rather have to renew the tyre than mess about.

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The Peugeot instructions are for the van version.  In the Broadway there is a sort of winch that is operated from just behind the back wheel with a special key and the tyre brace.
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Post by rogersrimini on Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:58 am

Peterm wrote:Seldom in my life have I seen such a useless item as the spare wheel carrier on the  Nuevo ES 2006.
In a fit of spring fever today I tried to take a look to see if it would come out, and was still inflated after 12 years. The good news was that the retaining screws turned OK, but I didn’t bother to take it down. With my back I would have trouble taking it out of it’s cradle whilst lying under the van, and even less chance of getting it back again. It then struck me that there was no point in checking it because it was useless in practice. If there was a flat, firstly you couldn’t get to it, secondly, only a fool would go under a van on a Peugeot jack.
If I called the AA they would probably class it as not having a spare at all.

Has anyone any experience of using the spare, please, or has used a foam repair inflator on a Nuevo?
Back in th '80's we had a talisman where the spare was on a rack right at the back of the van. Very similar to my current Nuevo. Experience with getting the spare out of the rack and replacing it was at best unpleasant. It usually involved using a scissor jack under the wheel cage to allow it to be lowered slowly and raised again when replacing. The weight of the spare was such that I would have done myself a mischief if I tried to lower/raise it without such assistance. I have to dmit I haven't attempted tp remove the spare on my Nuevo, I would call the AA if I had such a need. A colleague and I had the misfortune of changing a wheel on the Talisman in the slipway to a garage on the A14 after a rear blow out. I wouldn't reccomend attempting this with a motorhome and if it happened again I would seek assistance from one of the breakdown organisations for sure.
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Post by peter.millar on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:27 am

Peterm wrote:Seldom in my life have I seen such a useless item as the spare wheel carrier on the  Nuevo ES 2006.
In a fit of spring fever today I tried to take a look to see if it would come out, and was still inflated after 12 years. The good news was that the retaining screws turned OK, but I didn’t bother to take it down. With my back I would have trouble taking it out of it’s cradle whilst lying under the van, and even less chance of getting it back again. It then struck me that there was no point in checking it because it was useless in practice. If there was a flat, firstly you couldn’t get to it, secondly, only a fool would go under a van on a Peugeot jack.
If I called the AA they would probably class it as not having a spare at all.

Has anyone any experience of using the spare, please, or has used a foam repair inflator on a Nuevo?
Had a flat in Wales on my 2007 Nuevo.  Fortunately I was in a flat car park - not too busy.  After 45 mins trying to get at the spare, I gave up and got the roadside assistance man out.  He took at least 45 minutes changing it.  He told me if I ever got a flat agiain to ring them straight away and not waste my time trying to do it myself!   Took the wheel to a tyre place and got it fixed.  With all the lifting equipment in the tyre fitters it STILL took them 20 minutes to put the spare back in its place.  Designer of that setup needs a good hard kick!
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Post by Peterm on Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:46 pm

Thanks, everyone. As I thought another classic AS feature.
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