Motorhome Tyres

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Is there any preference to makes?


    Just wondering...
     
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    Yes, if you can afford it go for Michelins. I just took some of my hymer, they were 13 years old and done 50,000 miles, they looked perfect.

    I wanted to replace them with Michelins but could not afford it. John (Champers other half) sourced me some decent Avons as a replacement. They are very good, but I doubt they'll last as long an the Michelins.
     
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    PM, Brianjojosh on here or RVOC, Dave...

    He deals in all sorts and will give you unbiased honest opinion...

    What he doesn`t know about tyres aint worth knowing... :thumb:
     
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    Tyres

    Jim is absolutely right you wont beat michelin but they are expensive.what size are they.if you pm me your no.i will call you:thumb:
    brian jo and josh
     
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    Hi Brian

    I dont think I need any at the mo, I am just making sure that I have the info when I do.

    I think the van tyres could be 3 years old and I was informed that you have to change them every few years.

    So the French make good tyres. I wonder why they all rave about Michelin?

    Van base unit Fiat Ducatto 2003

    Cheers

    ShiftZZ
     
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    Michelin make tyres in Stoke and have done since 1905.
    I worked for Michelin for a few years and they are a company that does a lot of research into tyre technology.
    They are expensive but they are the best. What Michelin do today other tyre makers will try to copy tomorrow.

    Pete
     
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    lots made in ireland as well . had a big plant there in the 70,s .i imagine its still there. can say i,m not and never have been impressed with avon tyres . mind the wide oval tyres sold by them years ago was a good one.
     
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    I forgot Ballymena (Truck and Bus) and Dundee (Car)

    Just trying to point out that whilst the parent company is French, lots of the tyres are made in the UK.

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    yes many companies have been global for alot of years . i also worked for michelin for awhile. i,m not alover of their tyres though. for vans i dont think there was or is abetter tyre than uniroyal max t2,s .shame they stopped making them years ago. hard wearing good grip.certainly i have never found a better tyre.
     
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    CP or C

    Do I have to fit CP (Camping) tyres or is it OK to fit C (Commercial) tyres to my A/S. At present I have CP's fitted but will need 2 new ones in about 6 months and CP are quite expensive:Eeek:
     
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    hi, i would just fit commercial tyres .
     
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    me too :Smile::thumb:
    terry
     
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    hi shiftZZ if they are only 3 years old you will have plenty of life left in them,i try to advize people to change at about 6 years old.:Wink:a waste of time talking about prices now ring me in 3 yrs:Laughing:
    brian jo and josh:thumb: p.s. michelin are without doubt the best tyre but there are many mid-range tyres the are perfectly ok for motorhomes
     
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    hi there yes as others have said it is perfectly ok to fit commercial van tyres to a motorhome:thumb:there are many good quality mid-range tyres that are more than capable of doing the job.one name that springs to mind is Hankook,an excellent quality tyre:thumb:
    regards brian jo and josh
     
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    I got round black rubber ones on mine[​IMG]:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    are those the ones that have air inside them ?
     
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    :Wink: mine is around my waist!
     
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    the best tyres

    This tyre thing is like most subjects lots of different opinions from different people.
    I have always believed that Mitchelin tyres were great for distance giving far more miles than other tyres, in some cases the walls would fail whilst still having mot passable tread, though they didn`t grip or break so good in the wet.
    All this due to them having a harder compound, hence them wearing so well.

    On the other hand Continental and Avons weren`t so good mileage wise but had superior grip in the wet.

    This is a table of a recent test showing how tyres performed in the wet, personally I would always go for how safe a tyre was rather than how many miles I got from it.

    Wet Braking
    from 80Kph (50mph)

    Metres Extra distance Speed when top tyre has stopped
    Conti Vanco 31.9 0 0 Kph 0 mph
    Conti Vanco Four Seasons
    32.8 +3%
    Matador MPS 115
    35.7 +12%
    Hankook RA 08
    37.2 +17% 30 Kph 19 mph
    Michelin XC Camping 39.8 +25% 35 Kph 22 mph
    Michelin Agilis 101 41.5 +30%
    Goodyear Cargo G 91 42.7 +34%
    Bridgestone R 294 48.9 +53% 47 Kph 29 mph

    The Continental out braked the Michenlin tyre by +25 that`s some safety appeal.
     
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