tyre pressures - Peugeot Boxer 2007+

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  1. 2dogs

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    Evening all,

    Anyone know what the tyre pressures should be on my van?

    2011 Peugeot Boxer LWB, manual says check convertors (Swift) for pressures, handbook with van from Swift says van manufacturers Peugeot.

    Would have thought a van conversion would be different from a commercial van, any thoughts?

    Cheers
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    Just follow what Peugeot say for a full load :thumb:
     
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    Thanks bud
     
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    BUT
    Your tyres may have been changed to camping car tyres, so pay heed to the max pressure quoted on the actual tyre
     
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    To be really sure you need to get the van on a weighbridge (a tenner or so) in its usual travelling mode and measure the weight on each axle. Email the manufacturer with these figures along with the size of the tyres and you'll get the definitive answer. You can experiment with the pressures a little either way to give yourself a comfy ride. Worked for me. :Smile:
     
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    Thanks all,

    must get down to a weighbridge.

    I have checked my tyre pressures, Pirelli Chrono 225/70/r15c (camper tyres) against the recommeded Pirelli charts for max axle weights for the vehicle, 1850kg front 2000 rear 3500 overall and it recommends around 3.6 bar/52psi front and 4 bar/58 psi rear. Both are well below what I would expect and on the tyre walls it just recommends no more than 70 psi:Doh:

    Thanks again
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    sounds about right to me.

    my old 3850kg kontiki ran at 52psi front and 60/62psi rear.

    just feel the tyres after a longish run and see if they feel hot and sticky, if so increase the pressure a couple of lbs
     
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    My 08 Boxer on a MWB has 65 rear/59 Front. I presume this is the manufacturers max load ....The info is stamped on the door pillar on the nearside.
     
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    Thanks Journeyman,

    thats close, I've got a lwb boxer, only problem with the stamp/door sticker is who put it there? was it Peugeot before it got converted or after from the converter, I've got a sticker on my door pillar but not too sure who put it there

    Cheers
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    My gut feeling it's pre conversion. When I travel with a full load, I assume its at or near to max with all the kit fitted, plus food, water, 2 adults and bits n bobs.
     
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