Scary photo

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  1. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    I recently changed the tyres on my 2007 Autocruise Starseeker. Ther were the original ones, and despite their being seven years old, they appeared in good shape. The photo below shows the crack that was in one of the sidewalls, which only became apparent once the tyre lever was in position. Has convince me that the need to change at less than 7 year intervals is not a scare story invented by tyre manufacturers.


    Grrr....haven't managed to post pic.....
    Third time lucky?
     

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    :cry: Cant see a picture......
     
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    Tyre Trouble

    Hi, thats a scary picture good job you changed your tyres
     
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    Doesn't look that scary to me, just a few cracks in the rubber exaggerated by the tyre lever. Good to change them regularly but to me that don't look dangerous.
     
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    is that a bit clearer?
     
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    The tyre lever merely opened it up. Perhaps we have different scare thresholds, but to me it looked like the Grand Canyon. Especially when you think about the loads imposed on our tyres.
     
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    i notice their light truck tyres and not dedicated camper;

    2 questions from me;

    1. what was the manufacture date on the side wall ( they could be more than 7 years old )
    2. The tyre manufacturers say that the camper tyres have reinforced sidewall to reduce this happeening. so should we stick to camper tyres?

    however, that is very scarry:Eek!:
     
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    damn it, knew i shouldnt have looked, so scared by that there will be no sleep for me tonight. :Eeek:

    It did need changing but its a cracked side wall...get over it.
    Unless the cords are visible its not even an mot failure.

    And why isnt the tyre fitter using a nylon slipper on the tyre lever shoe ?
    Would he pay for scratch removal on your alloy wheel ?
     
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    23/06, so about June 2006. They were light van, as fitted by Autocruise - suspect this was before we had mh specific tyres...
     
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    And thank you for calming my hysteria Pappajohn. Wherever would I be without you?
     
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    you are welcome. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    they will have been put on base vehicle at the factory where the base vehicle was made as a light truck chasses probably it didn't want to be a motor home :Rofl1:
    probably it would have been happy as a light truck
    motor home tyre's are a con
     
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    sorry bill but youre wrong there...motorhome specific tyres were developed to fill a specific need. they have reinforced sidewalls with double casing to stop them deforming so much under load

    cut a van tyre and a camper tyre in half and you will see a real difference in thickness. millions were spent developing them and they are then sold for not much more than the equivalent premium brand tyre. hardly a con if you know the details
     
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    I also find that ride quality on some van tyres is a bit on the bumpy side. Fact very bumpy side.:Smile:
     
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    Also, a van Tyre is rarely under constant full load, (I don't like any of mine left loaded over night:Sad:, and a definite NO-NO over the weekend:Angry:) But my camper is always near full load, If I am not intending to use it for a week or two I leave it on Jacks, its gives the suspension a rest as well:thumb:
     
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