During stardate Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:51:08 -0000, "ray newport"
<ray@COUGHlakesabout.co.uk> uttered the imortal words:
>I'm going on a long overland trip with a lot of off-road.
>With a 1998 Disco.
>I've been thinking of taking the spare wheel off the back,
>and putting it on a roof rack, to reduce the liklihood of
>the back door shaking to bits. But now I'm considering
>packing the rest of our gear, it would be kind of nice to
>keep the wheel on the back, to give more space (and
>weight allowance) on the roof.
> What do you think?
It's alot simpler to fit a new back door than a roof ;0)
I'd leave it where it is. There is a fair bit of weight in that one
lump. I am personally much more comfortable with such weights as low
down as feasible , escpecially if off roading as Centre of gravity
could make the difference between life and death.
I've had this dilema with my 101 But mounted it infront of the grill
but a 101 is a different Kettle of fish and the radiator is fixed alot
further back from the grill than on a Disco.
I would howeve be a little more comfortable with storing just a tyre
on the roof rack and this may save the day if you're accomplished with
beating the living daylights out of bit of rubber.
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd