Michelin agilis V Continental vanco

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  1. FJmike

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    Which is better in the camper versions?
     
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    I've tried both & prefer the Continental (Vanco 2 four season).
     
  3. Peter A Forbes

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    Vanco on the front, Yokohama's on the back :)

    We run Conti's on our Renault vans as well.

    Not that keen on Michelin.

    Peter
     
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    Do like the Michelin but when the current front pair wear out I'm gonna try the Vanco 2 four season on the front.
     
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    Very happy with our Michelin after changing from Cont. Noise and ride seem better.
     
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    I'm not really sure how to comment :unsure: as I have Conti's on the front and Mich's on the back!

    This came about because when the front Conti's needed replacement I had them replaced with the (only half worn rears) and the new Mich's put on the back. The idea being that if I want to use 'M+S' marked tyres then when the fronts are a bit more worn I replace them with the Conti's

    Or........... to be honest.............

    It seemed a good idea at the time :rolleyes:
     
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    Aghh you've put me off now I really like the Michelin they're quiet and smooth and very good in snow mud and wet grass?
    But I keep reading that Vanco are better or is it just because they're cheaper.
    Confused :xdoh:
    Perhaps I'll stick with Michelin.
     
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    Michelin for me every time lol.
     
  9. TerryL

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    Vancos for me - just ordered a set, they're currently on offer from Kwikfit. Been using them almost as long as we've had the van.
     
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    The Michelin are marked M&S and our front wheel drive Rapido/Fiat 3.8 ton A class reversed up a wet grassy slope to get out of a canal side pitch with no slipping. I was a little apprehensive but I gave it almost no throttle, just enough to prevent a stall and let the engine do its own thing. I don't say they are infallible but I was impressed and relieved. Particularly as the next pitch to us had quite deep tyre marks where someone had obviously had trouble slipping as they reversed out.
     
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    The reason for changing from Michelin camper to Continental Vanco All Season was the Michelins were rubbish in mud/wet grass.
     
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    I think this really has to be an individual call............ I have read many good reports about the Mich's :eek:
     
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    Have changed this year from Vanco to michelins and they are much better. Much better than the Vanco in wet grass and quieter too.
     
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    I suppose that depends on which Michelins they were and what year they were, Mine were Agilis camper, latest design. I had read the previous ones weren't so good though.
     
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    All I remember is they were round & black with Michelin & Camping on the side, very deep tread which quickly filled with mud resulting in zero traction.
     
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    Mmmm can't agree my van is a fwd 5 tonne tag axle Fiat running at 4750kgs most of the time and as I said earlier on Michelins is very good in snow, mud and wet grass.
    Think I'll stick with them done 70000 miles and never got stuck once.
     
  17. sdc77

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    There are reviews all over re michelin and continental tyres.
    Much of a muchness in my opinion.
    I personally prefer continental fourseasons 2 on the mh .. (but michelin on the car)
    I find the continentals to have less road noise and feel firmer at the correct pressures.
    Each to their own though
     
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    I have done the same, michelins win hands down. I only bought michelin due to getting them cheap, but thet are excellent
     
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