Tyre pressures: "Camping" rated vs normal

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  1. Ridgeway

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    I know I'm a bit sad but I like to label up the wheel arches with tyre pressure labels so it's easier to keep tyre pressure in check. Got the manual out (Fiat Ducato 2011/Carado A366) and it states 2 pressure settings depending standard tyres or camping tyres. I've never of camping tyres so I thought I'd better check. The pressures are written as follows,

    Standard tyres: 215/70R 15C (109/107)Q
    Front 4.25
    Rear 4.5

    Camping tyres: spec as above
    Front 4.75
    Rear 5.50

    My tyres are Bridgestone Blizzak and no mention of "Camping" so I assume I go with the first settings but as its a large difference I wanted to be sure.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jim

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    The pressure really depends upon your axle weights and particular tyre. The only way to be sure is to go to a weighbridge and get each axle weighed, then call up the tyre maker, tell them the weights and they'll let you know precisely what you should be running at:thumb:
     
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    OK will try that approach.

    Should I weigh with only me in but loaded as normal, fuel, water, kit ?
     
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    load as for your normal trips away, fuel , water if you carry any:thumb:
     
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    Good piece of kit !!

    And when you have done all that......get some of Jims widgets that he is marketing so you are as safe as houses !!!:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    I am no expert, but blow out in a healthy tyre ie. no defects is caused by over weight and under deflation, In doubt always opt for the higher pressure There may be a bit of increased tyre wear in the middle of running surface but I rather have that then an unexpected blow out
     
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