Tyre Load Index

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  1. briangraves

    briangraves Read Only Funster

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    Looking for some advice on the load rating on tyres. Motorhome is a 1996 Swift Konitiki 640.
    I have Michelin Agilis 205/70/r15 on at the moment. This is my second set and they have always been OK. The original tyres from the factory were also Michelin Agilis They have a 106 load index for the single axle which is 950kg per tyre. My rear axle has a maximum load rating of 1900kg.

    Have read on the Tyersave website that:
    "It is recommended that the maximum vehicle load does not exceed 90% of the combined tyre load capacity as indicated by load index. "

    That has now made me wonder if I should move up to a 215/70/r15? Would they fit? Am i being illogical as I have driven the motorhome for 14 years without any tyre problems?

    Your opinions are valued.

    regards

    Brian
     
  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    215 tyres would fit fine as they are 10mm wider. you should take advice from a specialist tyre fitter, not a general bit of advice aimed at cars on a website

    the load rating is very important as a safety margin
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    says it all really..

    and if it aint broke.... why fix it.
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    the tyres you have been using must be ok.....it passes its MOT.

    Tyre size, speed and load ratings are MOT checkable items
     
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