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Owners of the tag axle motorhomes are regularly shocked when they ask the question can I have alloy wheels fitted to my motorhome but it’s a 6 wheeler, of course, you can. The only real obvious difference is the number of wheels you have.

Identifying the chassis

It is easier to determine the chassis on which this is built. The majority of the Tag Axel Motorhomes in the UK are built on the larger maxi chassis the Fiat Ducato Maxi and the Peugeot Boxer Maxi this is because they have a gross weight of around 5000kgs, for example, the Burstner Argos A747-2G is built on the Fiat Ducato maxi based Alco chassis with a gross weight of 5000kgs.

Limitations

The only drawback is that some motorhome owners like to put bigger wheels on their vehicles this is not advisable on the Tag axle version due to the limited space between the rear wheels. Recommended is just to upgrade your old wheels or steel wheels to alloy wheels swapping 16” for 16” this will ensure you have no problems just a cleaner, better-looking Motorhome.

Wheels fitments.

The Fiat Ducato Maxi and Peugeot Boxer Maxi are Identical:

Standard size 16” wheels.

PCD “stud pattern” 5x130 “to check this you can measure from the centre of one bolt to the centre of the bolt directly next to it and this will measure 78mm”

Centre Bore 78.1mm

Load rating.

When looking at wheels you need to know what the gross weight is over the rear axle, you could have a vehicle that weighs 5000kg but 3000kg’s could just be over the rear axle. The wheels load rating is so important and needs to be understood, when you see a load rating of 1250kgs this is per wheel four of these will give you a total load rating of 5000kgs just on the rear and 2500kg across the front. This combination will give you a total of 7500kgs across all six wheels.

If you’re still unsure what your options are please feel free to ask 01482 505526

Regards Chris 

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