Motorhome Tyres

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  1. Jim

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    I need to change the tyres on my 3.5t Hymer. The present 'Michelin XC Camping' were made in Feb 98, have done 55,000 miles and look as good as new.:BigGrin: But I do think I'm pushing my luck:Rofl1:

    Michelins are expensive, what would you recommend as a suitable replacement at 215/70/15
     
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    Thirteen years, 55000 miles, still looking like new? I'd recommend more Michelins.
    Geoff.
     
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    It is a good testament to them isn't it? :Smile:
     
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  4. Phill D

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    sounds good to me.... i had to change the front 2 Conti Vanco camper tyres on my ex CI Carioca 2008 after 8000 miles ( apparently common on overcab models ) not best pleased withthat at the time.:Angry:

    and no i wernt doin wheelies up the M4:Eeek:
     
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    I found this site, its a lot cheaper that UK prices, I have not used it yet but will do in the summer the size is a little wider that the original but Michelin tell me its ok so long as both sides of the axil are the same.

    http://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-details/michelin-agilis-camping-225-70-r15-112-q

    I forgot to add that they have a 80 pound/sq in max pressure which is what I need.

    Doug...
     
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    Give Brian a call Jim, you will find other tyres will last that amount of time and more for less money, but get them checked I have known tyres last many years and others only five, depends how it was stored prior to you owning it.

    Must admit that is good for mitchies not my favourite tyre.

    All the best Rick
     
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    :thumb:Absolutly right............if the new ones last even the recommended 5-7 years (thirteen years is a bit ott) any difference in price over cheaper ones will average out to peanuts.
     
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    I gave Brian a call this evening, he is looking to see what he can find for me tomorrow. I'm just interested to see what the Funsters use/recommend.
     
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    I can't be sure what the tyres have done really. They are date coded 298 and as the motorhome is registered 99 I'm just assuming they have always been on it.
     
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    I think that refers to week 29 year 2008 although I could be wrong
     
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    That would make more sense for the condition of them but I thought that since 2000 it was the 4 digits not 3

    Not sure to be honest
     
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    you are right jim! you tyres are feb 98,after 2000 its a 4 digit code so 2908 would be the code for week 29 2008:thumb:
     
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    Personally I swear by Michelin tyres on my cars, have Continental on van. Michelin are not cheap but remember that the tyres are the only thing between you and the road. Never compromise on tyres is my motto.:thumb:

    I found Costco to be miles cheaper than mainstream tyre companies and their tyre bays looked cleaner than some hospitals Ive visited:Rofl1:
     
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    might be worth ringing john in sennybridge:thumb:
     
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    mine had khumo tyres 215/70/15 on it when i bought it dated 0303, looked like brand new. I had her over the pit before we set off on holiday last summer. Rear offside blew out coming up through france, made a right mess of the floor and shower tray, and side skirt
    I had to buy a new rim + tyre (michelin).when i got home and checked the rest of the tyres,the n/s rear had 3 big eggs on the inside near the rim edge and the front 2 were starting to show signs of side wall damage.
    my tyre man could'nt get any michelins for love nor money.
    I ended up putting continentals on her about £90 each.
    They have been ok so far.
     
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    We have Kumho 857# tyres fitted Nov 2010 to the front and last week fitted two to the rear

    Kumho recommend max 69 psi, ours are 60psi front, 65 psi rear, our van is 3850kg G.V.W. but norm run 3500kg depending how much Magners is on board :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    After fitting the 2 front we went to Zahora Spain, and then skiing to the alps last year followed by 2 further trips to france in the summer with no problems to date and dont expect any problems in the future either :thumb::thumb:


    Since fitting the front tyres we have done 10,000 miles
     
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    Doug, They are the tyres Michelin Agilis Camping fitted to my motorhome from new last year at the same pressure,,,,may even be he same size....Brill tyres done 14000km still just like new:thumb: not showing any wear at all:thumb:

    Mel
     
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    The Continental tyres are always popular, generally we have not been able to get them in the size to fit our van (this and the last one) wheels. Toyo tyres are what we have used on lots of vehicles and been very pleased with. You need to buy tyres with the correct or better load index as well as the obvious correct size. Speed index too but probably not applicable unless the Hymer has something unusual under the bonnet :Rofl1:
    We also buy tyres that have M&S (or a snowflake) stamped on them, no not because they are 'Not just any tyre, but an M&S tyre' :BigGrin: but because they are designed for better grip in mud and snow. If you end up in Germany in the winter you must have either winter or M&S tyres fitted. If you do not and you are caught you will be fined. Double if you cause an obstruction.
    As for buying tyres we have often used http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk you order your tyres online, choose a fitting centre, which will be National Tyres and Autocare, and date for fitting and then pay. The tyres are delivered to them and fitting etc is all included in the price. There are other companies such as blackcircles.com and etyres.co.uk that do the same sort of thing. We have always found the best deals online. The last time I organised tyres for my daughter's car, I phoned tyre depots too and was advised by one to use the website (tyre-shopper, had I heard of it?) as he could not quote cheaper for the particular tyres I wanted. They do some good deals of the day too.
    Hope that helps, Jane :Smile:
     
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    No-one mentioned Avons ?

    Or don't they do that size.

    I assume 55K miles was tongue in cheek. Our Michelins lasted 30K miles and 7 years and had to be replaced on wear grounds. Walls were still fine.
     
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