Forecourt air pumps

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  1. Ron & Gerri

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    Hi there. This may seem like a dumb question, but I don't want to get to a garage forecourt with the van and then be stuck! Anyone know if the standard for court pumps go up high enough for motorhome tyres? The pressures recommended on the doorpost are 55 and 80.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Gerri
     
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  2. Chockswahay

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    Yes they do (well Morrisons do and their kit looks like standard). However you may wish to confuse yourself and read the tyre pressure thread first :rolleyes: :eek: :D
     
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    I've found it varies. The local Sainsbury is okay, Asda isn't. Tesco don't ave a fuel station.
     
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    Some only go up to 60. You're best finding one on the commercial vehicle side. We tend to use the ones on the motorway services but we're lucky that we have a few options near us as our local she'll, esso and tesco are no good. Our tyres need 75 and 80
     
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  5. Ron & Gerri

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    Many thanks @chockswahay ! We'll tootle off to Morrisons!
     
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    Thanks for your help guys! We're just setting off for Chester shortly so if Morrisons is no good we can stop on the motorway! Happy days!
     
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    And I guess I better check mine before heading off much later today.
    It's a beautiful sunny morning in Edinburgh.
     
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    Found many garage pumps don't go high enough. I always carry a little electric pump.
     
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    Air pumps at many French supermarket fuel stations frequently do not go high enough and many have a very inadequate kind of clip fixing to attach the nozzle to the valve. Several times I have had to drive away with less pressure in the tyre than when I arrived! Fortunately I carry an electric processor but it takes an age to do the business.
     
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    I think they are mainly geared up for cars but if you visit a garage that deals with HGV's they normally do provide higher pressure pumps.

    Alan
     
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    Dont yer just love predictive text.
     
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    Tyre pressures are normally quoted for setting when cold so if set after a run they will be to low.
     
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    Morrisons no good took ages and would not go high enough but the shell garage was okay so seems hit and miss
     
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    Morrisons OK for me, mind you not too fussy about where I need to go for a 'blow job'.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies peeps. We went to the newly opened Morrisons near us having first checked it out by car. All sorted!
     
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    I carry a track pump for the bikes and find it OK for the motorhome, quicker than the electric jobs and no messing with wires and it keeps you fit.

    Good for over 100psi if you fancy it but I stop arond 60.
     
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    Some do some don't, best do what I do every time we are going on a longer trip.I take my motorhome to local tyre fitter and ask nicely if they can check my tyres for me, usually done no problems and only ask for a small donation to the means "tea box" kitty
    Their pressure gauges are regularly checked to be accurate.
     
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    This of course opens up that can of worms known as "what exactly should my tyre pressures be?" I have only recently discovered that I have been running mine far too high because I went by what was written in the vehicle handbook. It wasn't until I looked at the Continental data sheets that I found what the pressures should be, which was much less than I expected - and the vehicle rides much more comfortably now.

    My understanding is you need to know what your axle weights are then ask the tyre manufacturer - if they don't publish the information. For Continental the information is available although it is quite a brain-buster to understand it!

    http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/...rvices_uk/resource_library/bulletin_10_en.pdf
     
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    Don't do what, ermm, somebody I know did.

    I, sorry he, set pressure to 70 PSI as last geezer left some free air. After about 2 mins, the air ran out so I, sorry he, put another 50p in and carried on.

    After a few minutes I, sorry he, noticed that all the tyres looked a bit flat.


    Ahem, when money runs out, it always sets air pressure to default 28 PSI.

    What a Muppet my pal is ;)
     
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    The like is because we are all muppets some time. (y)
     
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