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Mantec rear wheel carriers
« on: February 19, 2013, 04:30:42 PM »
Are they worth the extra £££ over other makes???
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 04:43:20 PM »
Can't say, but mine is still fine after numerous foreign trips and endless miles.
 
Other than the powercoat peeling from the brackets.
 
And the squeak, but that's down to the clueless clot (me) who installed it. Good security measure, though...
 
All the essentials such as bushes, metalwork, corrosion and so forth are all very good.

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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 04:55:06 PM »
That answered my next question....are they easy to fit?  I assume so if you fitted it Si, cos like you I'm a monkey with spanners!!!
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 05:02:42 PM »
Easy enough to fit yes .. worth the money yes if its an early one...

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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 05:59:23 PM »
Will be new, been looking for second hand but there's nothing...
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 06:21:57 PM »
OK I have one of these. Simon helped me fit it one weekend we were at his place (drinking his malt). Was easy to fit but I did break two drill bits drilling the holes but only took a couple of hours.
 
Very good product but for two issues:
 
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Once the temperature gets above 30 degrees the hinges become stiff, in the high 30ís they become very stiff. Once camping in the Tabernas it got into the 40 the fecking thing locked solid and I had to pour water over it just to be able to close the door. To get round this I have to undo the two main bolts but as soon as the temperature drops then you have to tighten them again otherwise it rattles like hell. 
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If you do have a problem donít bother going to Mantec for help and advice! They will just ignore you, wonít return calls or answer emails , EVER! I bought mine from Flatdog who were great and helpful with the sale and I cannot fault them with their service.
 
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 06:23:32 PM »
mines 12 years old and still going strong, Twisty fixed the squeek with some dash cleaner :up
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 06:27:19 PM »
Yes to vanish the squeak use silicon lubricant. We (Cy & I) keep threatening to use some on Simons when he is not looking.

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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 06:29:00 PM »
 :floor :floor :floor :floor :floor  tis a bit noisey :lol
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 06:29:43 PM »
Yes to vanish the squeak use silicon lubricant. We (Cy & I) keep threatening to use some on Simons arse when he is not looking.
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 06:57:20 PM »
Yes to vanish the squeak use silicon lubricant. We (Cy & I) keep threatening to use some on Simons arse when he is not looking.

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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 06:59:25 PM »
Would sir be in the market for a gimp mask and some lime jelly....
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 07:31:13 PM »
The second one is a "Pivlock" - nothing wrong with them.  :tip

Had several of them and happy with.
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Re: Mantec rear wheel carriers
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 07:42:01 PM »
I'd have to disagree!!  Had a Pivlock and it rattled like a rattly thing and I had to take it off...
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