Just bought 5 tyres

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  1. The gasman

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    The MH is 10 this year, so even though it's only done 20,000 miles and the tyres look like new, it is time to change them (Continentals web site) I got 5 Continental Vanco Camper tyres for £605 from Tyre Shack Southampton. Just a bit of haggling, and I may have got more off for more effort but Tyre shack are just down the road, walking distance, so I'm happy with the deal. I paid a bit more for the camper tyre, not sure what the benefit is over the van tyre, but if continental make it for motor homes it may be worth it????
     
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    I think the camper tyre has a stiffer wall. The theory is that a camper is a consistent weight/fully loaded where as a commercial van spends half its life empty or half of its life full, depends whether you are an optimist or a pesamist.
     
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    Never sure whether it would be no gain from fitting camping tyres instead of van tyres,as I understand it both are designed to carry the maximum rated load of vehicle and bearing in mind the difference in cost there must be a good reason.of course I know some expert advice will be forthcoming .
     
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    The price was about £15 extra per tyre, part of me thinks it's just for the camper lettering on the tyre wall::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
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    out of interest and following g on from another thread yesterday, what is the date code on your new tyres?

    4 digits showing week and year made, hopefully 1016, which would be made last week (y) although they may still be warm :)
     
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    Hi Gasman, whereabouts in Southampton cos I will need a couple of tyres when we get back from Spain next month, I normally use e-tyres and get them fitted on the drive.
     
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    I'm having them fitted on Saturday week
     
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    Third Avenue Millbrook. They wanted a lot more, but matched the on line price
     
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    I just had Kwikfit fit 4xAgilis Campers on mine for £400. They came and fitted on my drive for no extra charge. Van is 5 years old but tyres were 7 y.o and starting to crack. They seem to have a deal on with Michelin Agilis right now.
     
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    I had a look on line before I ordered the tyres, the continentals were not the cheapest but it has run on them for 10 years
    So I wanted to put the same ones back
     
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    It may be to late if you have already ordered but I bought last September 4 new Continental Vanco Camper 215/70R15 109R tyres from CarTyre.com. I had a choice of companies to fit them and I settled on Halfords Lincoln, the nearest to where I live. Fitted 2 days after ordering them. I paid £423.08 fitted balanced and the old ones disposed of.
     
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    My tyres are slightly larger 215/75R/16C/113R and I am replacing the spare as well. Also I know Tyre Shack have the space to take the MH inside, and I can walk home
     
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    Had you used the spare on the van? If it had been on its rack all this time i would have thought it would still be ok,,may be wrong though...BUSBY.
     
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    Fair comment, I did wonder if your tyres were a larger size.
     
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    It's to do with the age of the rubber, used or not Continental say 10 year max. I did think about not replacing the spare, but the thought of a puncture when travelling to the south of France and then having to do 300 miles on the old tyre is too much for me.
     
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    I can only speak from examining a campers tyres where he had mixed up van tyres (rear) with camping tyres on the front. Certainly his and my campers are rated up to 5.5 bar max pressure and should have metal valves. The Van tyres were much less than that because they don't seem to be as renforced. I read somewhere camper tyres get more stress on a camper, so would never buy non camping tyres.
     
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    Met a guy in France last year in an oldish Hymer. Not sure of the model but it had 4 wheels at the back, 2 side by side. He was down south when he got a puncture in 1 of the rear tyres. Went to a garage to get it repaired but it was to badly damaged so he had to have 4 new tyres. They said it was illegal to fit 1new tyre and because there were 4, that's what would have to be replaced. They couldn't/wouldn't switch the front tyres either. He was sufficiently upset plus I saw the 4 new tyres to know that it was a true story. Whether what they told him was correct, who knows?
     
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    I think in France you have to have matching tyres on an axel, for most of us that means 2 tyres but if you have double wheels then it will be 4
     
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    that sounds just like a nice juicy piece of soon to be EU legislation Dodgy Dave is keeping close to his chest ?
     
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    This has been raised on here before and I think it was decided their taking the p**s just to sell foreigners tyres they don't need. Here you have to have the same sort of tyre not the same make or tread pattern and as we keep having Euro rules rammed down our throats why is France any different. No doubt if you walked into a tyre depot with a wheel under your arm and asked for a new tyre fitting they would supply one.
    Rant over. :D
     
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