09-07-2012, 11:45 AM
last week hit a pot hole on a country road and blew out a tyre instantly. That however was only the start of the problem....it was muddy, it was raining, had the whole family onboard...and then the spare wheel wouldn't drop down because the screw thread was TOTALLY RUSTED!!! I had to use brute force and ignorance to bend the hook over to drop the wheel and then tie it back up with string temporarily. Its all now fixed, but my point is, while its dry and sunny and you have a spare moment (not much hope of that then) check your spare tyre will lower and grease the thread up cos you never know when you'll need it!