motorhome tyres

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  1. JohnM

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    I need 6 new tyres for my hobby at a cost of around £1000 ouch,i would like your opinion on whether light van tyres of the same spec would do the same job?.What do you think.
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    Personally, I'd always go for camper specific tyres. I've been thankful that I have always made this choice after a few sticky situations.

    Also, check if there is any stipulation on your insurance about keeping to the same tyre type as originally supplied - or whatever.
     
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    Why buy all 6 at once? they don't all wear out at the same rate.

    What size are they?
     
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    Light van tyres won't be the same spec.

    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that as motorhomes/campers tend to be standing for long periods camper tyres have much stronger sidewalls to cope with this.
     
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    The biggest 16" michelin is under £130 just now, the poor euro always helps prices
     
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    If they are recommended fitment by the motorhome makers - yes.

    But I would not else. You may well have problems with your insurer in the event of an accident.
     
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    225/75/16 /116 /q dealer recons van tyres of the spec would do ,but i am not convinced.
     
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    Tyres are tyres. They couldn't be sold if they were dangerous.

    If they are designed for the weight then they are OK.

    Too many internet myths and scaremongering.
     
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    Check out the prices at ASDA tyres too for the above
     
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    Van tyres are designed for being used every day of their life NOT being parked up weeks at a time.

    That is why they are sold as COMMERCIAL tyres. It's not a case of being unsafe rather than fit for purpose
     
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    Go on the Michelin website and read what they advise regarding M/H tyres. Very interesting and informative. That should make up your mind about the correct tyres to fit to your pride and joy.
     
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    so if a van broke down for a few months it would need new tyres ?
    Rubbish LOL.

    I've been around the racing scene for 30 years and hear the same old shit about tyres.

    They are all round and black and quite good.
     
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    Said it before.. Check out the Hancook ones. We could not believe the difference in noise levels and grip when I swapped them on The Miller ( 4.1t plated )
    Last year Darrell ( Nemo ) fitted a pair on his Bessacar ( 3.8t ) and had the same results..
     
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    Vans don't sit around fully laden. your opinion is your opinion and I'm sure the OP will consider it. :ROFLMAO:
    Most commercial vans will go through a new set of tyres annually or maybe two years. A motorhome will be stood around a long time in 5 yrs and more on the same tyres
     
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    Hi John M. What weight is your Hobby and what is the load rating of your existing tyres. Most van tyres are rated at 113/115. My Rapido is weighted at 3850k and the tyres (continental four seasons)have a load rating of 119/121 and I would'nt accept anything less. Would you risk your lives for the sake of a few pounds.

    spongy
     
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    Tyres don't die in 5 years.

    if they did it would be illegal to sell them!

    The myths are there to sell more tyres.
     
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    £18 delivery fitting is usually around £10 each
    So about £840 not a grand.
    I did mine in pairs to spead the cost 6 months apart
     
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