Spare Tyre Carrier.

Chris and others who're interested,
my intention is to have a rack built the same as you will see on the
following page:

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/gary2a/rack/swingtire/swingtire.htm

Gary's whole site is worth a look too:

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/gary2a/rack/vanagonrack.htm

I have emailed Gary to discuss my virtual 'copying' of his product but
have not yet heard back from him.
I have not finalised costs yet but I am pretty sure I will be able to
sell them for less in A$ than the figure he has in US$.
I will have mine made to fix to the drivers side of the vehicle but
could get them made up to fit either side.
Thanks for peoples replies regarding towing.
Apparently the Syncro can have 100kg tow ball weight with the heavier
duty tow bar fitted that VW supplied.
I am surprised at the relatively low tow ball weight that the Syncros
can have.

Andy.
> I will have mine made to fix to the drivers side of the vehicle but
> could get them made up to fit either side.

Driver's side can be a pain as is blocks the road when you nead access
to the rear hatch.
<Driver's side can be a pain as is blocks the road when you nead access
to the rear hatch.>
How do you mean Phil?
I thought it may have been better like this as it would be a pain to
have to walk around the carrier when accessing the rear hatch from the
sliding door area, which would be more common.
I'd be very interested to hear thoughts on this.

It may be some time before I have a carrier sorted so if anyone is
after one soon, please don't count on me!
What kind(s) do you have?

Thanks.
If the carrier swings out into the traffic on a narrow busy road in can
cause problems with passing cars. Also if on the left it will stay by
itself, but on the right it will have to be held or it will swing back.
I have researched these over the years and have a lot of photos in MS
Publisher if you want them.
--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "raredownunder"
<ruthandy@b...> wrote:
> <Driver's side can be a pain as is blocks the road when you nead
access
> to the rear hatch.>
> How do you mean Phil?
> I thought it may have been better like this as it would be a pain to
> have to walk around the carrier when accessing the rear hatch from
the
> sliding door area, which would be more common.
> I'd be very interested to hear thoughts on this.
>
> It may be some time before I have a carrier sorted so if anyone is
> after one soon, please don't count on me!
> What kind(s) do you have?
>
> Thanks.
You are right.
Any carrier mounted on our drivers side would need some form of
restraint to stop this.
Please do send me the photos you have, I would much appreciate them.

Thanks.
Andy.