For many years, Hymer motorhome has been at the top when it comes to originality and quality. Using three main chassis, Mercedes Sprinter, Fiat Ducato Alco chassis and the Ford Transit.
With the luxury Hymer is known for, some of these models still do not come fitted with nice aluminium wheels instead they have steel wheel sometimes covered with wheel trims.
Finding wheels for these Hymer based motorhomes are straightforward please follow the guide below:
Mercedes Sprinter chassis based Hymer Motorhome chassis built pre 2006 will have a five stud PCD = 5X130 with a centre bore 84.1. 2006 onwards changed to a six stud PCD 6X130 centre bore 84.1.
Fiat Ducato Alko based Chassis this can be the most difficult of the motorhome chassis. Fiat produces two chassis: the “light” and the “Maxi” the majority I have come across are the Maxi option used by Hymer however, I have fitted wheels to the light chassis. The difference between the two is both PCD and centre bore, the Light chassis comes with PCD 5X118 and centre bore 71.1 and the Maxi comes with PCD 5X130 and centre bore 78.1. To find out more on these to different chassis please see here
The most important top tips when looking for Motorhome wheels:
- My first question would be are they load rated and can they prove it?
- Are they a direct fit for my vehicle? Moreover, do they need a fitting kit if there is the need for “Spigot rings” I would try finding a direct fitting wheel. Although Spigot rings are not a bad thing, I would avoid using them on a Motorhome or Commercial rated vehicle.
- 100% buy a good quality TUV approved wheel, this will give reassurance to yourself that you have a good quality and load rated wheel for direct use on your Motorhome.
If you have any question regarding the above,
Please do not hesitate in giving me a call 01482 505526 regards Chris