4 New Tyres

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by acting_strange, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. acting_strange

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    Just ordered 4 new tyres to be fitted in a couple of weeks....Michelin Agilis 215/70 R 15 C109.....£533.00

    :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Not cheap are they?

    It's nice having new tyres on though:thumb:
     
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    Are they camping, dear if they are just standard agilis
     
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    No they are camping...:thumb:
     
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    :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    Look on the bright side; cheaper tyres would still cost £400 plus so not that much more for safety and peace of mind. Tyres and oil; only the best for me I'm afraid.
     
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    Good price, mine are 6 years old so new ones before too long and I will need 6:Angry: the garage said they are still good at the mo but having had a 7 year old Michelin fail through age at 7 I will be changing next year:thumb:
     
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    Hi,
    I also need 4 new ones and was looking on t'internet today, choice between Continental or Michelin, but need to replace them soon as the recent service flagged them as poor.
    Many thanks for your post
    Steve :thumb:
     
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    I had a new tyre from Etyres and service was good.

    The valve was rubber not steel, but I was assured it was ok.

    Any reason why I should have insisted on a steel valve?
     
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    steel valves are recommended for pressures of above 50 psi as i understand it
     
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    So should I be worried? :Eek!:
     
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    I've ordered mine through F1autocentres.....the price includes, fitting, valve (and I made sure they understand I want screw in not rubber), balance and carcass removal.
     
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    at 5,5 bar it could potentially blow out of the valve stem hole. ALWAYS insist on steel valves on high pressure tyres, particularly on a heavy vehicle

    My mate in the tyre business reckons they had an incident where an apprentice tyre fitter put the wrong valve in and it failed just before reaching 5.5bar. the sound was as he said like a bomb going off. imagine that happening at motorway speed on a hot tyre:Eeek:
     
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    Personally I think you should be contacting them and insisting that they return and fit the appropriate valves.....steel ones.....rubber ones can blow out ....literally...with the weight carried etc..
     
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    Well for that sort of money is it really worth fitting cheaper tyres :Laughing:
    Even if you throw them away after five years it's barely over £100 per year for sure footedness :thumb:
     
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    Ok so I am now officialy worried :Sad:
     
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